Shure SM86 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone

A rugged condenser microphone that features a tailored frequency response for clear reproduction of vocals. Built-in three-point shock mount and two-stage pop filter


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The Shure SM86 is a unidirectional (cardioid) condenser vocal microphone for professional use in live performance. An extremely rugged microphone, the SM86 withstands the rigors of touring while delivering studio-quality sound. The tailored frequency response of the SM86 reproduces vocals with clarity. A cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise. The built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise, and a two-stage pop filter reduces wind and breath "pop" noise.

 • Condenser cartridge for studio quality sound
 • Tailored frequency response for a clear reproduction of vocals
 • Rugged construction withstands the rigors of touring sound
 • Cardioid polar pattern minimizes unwanted background noise
 • Excellent choice for stage monitors and personal monitors
 • Built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise
 • Two-stage "pop" filter reduces wind and breath noise

 Type: Condenser (electret bias)
 Frequency Response: 50 to 18,000 Hz
 Polar Pattern: Cardioid
 Output Impedance: 150 Ohms at 1 kHz, Recommended minimum load impedance: 600 Ohms
 Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz): Open Circuit Voltage: -50 dBV/Pa (3.15 mV), (1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)
 Output Clipping Level: 1000 Ohm Load at 1,000 Hz: +3 dBV (1.41 V)
 Maximum SPL (at 1,000 Hz): 1000 ohm load (1% THD): 147 dB
 Self-Noise: 23 dB typical, A-weighted
 Dynamic Range (1000 ohms): 124 dB (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level)
 Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 71 dB at 94 dB SPL (IEC 651)*, *S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and
   equivalent SPL of self-noise A-weighted
 Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of the output
 Power: Phantom Supply Requirement: 11 to 52 Vdc, positive at both pins 2 and 3, Current Drain: 5.2 mA
 Connector: Three-pin (XLR) professional audio
 Case: Dark gray enamel-painted steel with matte-finished silver colored steel grille
 Net Weight: Net: 278 grams (9.8 oz)


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