SM81

Condenser Instrument Microphone

Cardioid condenser instrument microphone offers a wide frequency response and low self-noise. Features include flat response curve, low noise and high output clipping level, low distortion over a range of load impedances, and low RF susceptibility.

$349

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The Shure SM81 is a high-quality, unidirectional condenser microphone designed for studio recording, broadcasting, and sound reinforcement. Its wide frequency response, low noise characteristics, and low RF susceptibility have made it a standard for applications involving acoustic instruments, especially guitar, piano, and cymbals.

  • 1 - swivel adapter
  • 1 - attenuator-switch lock
  • 1 - foam windscreen
  • 1 - carrying case

The SM81 is ruggedly constructed. It operates on phantom power and performs over a wide range of temperatures and humidity conditions. It is furnished with a swivel adapter, attenuator-switch lock, foam windscreen, and case for carrying and storage. Other accessories are available.

  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response
  • Flat response curve for accurate reproduction of sound sources
  • Low noise and high output clipping level
  • Low distortion over a wide range of load impedances
  • Cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetric about axis, providing maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sounds
  • Low RF susceptibility
  • Selectable low-frequency response: flat, 6 or 18 dB/octave rolloff
  • 0 dB/10 dB lockable attenuator switch
  • Phantom powering (DIN 45 596 voltages of 12 to 48 Vdc)
  • Rugged steel construction for durability
  • Field-usable over wide range of temperature and humidity conditions

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Large Foam Microphone Windscreen

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What kind of windscreens are available for the SM81?
March 2, 2018

As of November 2000, there are two optional windscreens for the SM81. Neither are included with the SM81. The supplied windscreen is all foam, is abou ...

SM81 for Industrial Applications
February 23, 2018

"We would like to use this microphone due to its flat response and frequency range." * The SM81 is a unidirectional microphone. Like all uni ...

SM81 to use for general and specific use?
February 23, 2018

Yes, the SM81 would be a superb choice.1. Make certain the vocalists do not hold the SM81; it is designed for stand mount use.2. Consider mounting the ...

SM57 and SM81 with a UT Transmitter
February 22, 2018

Is it possible to use my wired SM57 with my UT bodypack transmitter?* Yes. Use the WA310 adapter cable.Is it possible to use wired SM81 with my UT bod ...

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