Beta 87A Vocal Microphone

 

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The precision-engineered Beta 87A condenserCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary vocal microphone has a smooth, tailored response for warm, accurate sound. Its supercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary polar patternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary provides maximum isolation from nearby vocalists or instruments.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Description:

What is the Beta 87A best suited to?

The Shure Beta 87A is a premium quality supercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary hand-held condenserCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary vocal microphone with exceptionally smooth frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary and high sound pressure level capability. It is ideal for a professional lead or backing vocalist either on stage, for live recording or in the studio.

What are the characteristics of the Beta 87A?

The Beta 87A features a controlled low-frequency roll-off that compensates for proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary and prevents the “boomy” sound often associated with close pick-up. The tailored frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary responce with its presence rise , brightens the upper midrange and helps the vocals cut through the mix. The tight supercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary pattern provides maximum isolation from other vocalists or instruments while offering minimal off-axis coloration. It operates on phantom powerThis must be provided to all condenser microphones in order for them to operate.Read moreGo to the glossary.

See also Beta 87C

Features:

  • Smooth frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary with gradual presence rise
  • Highly consistent supercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary polar patternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary provides superior gain-before-feedback
  • Electronic low-frequency roll-off compensates for proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Wide dynamic rangeThis is the difference between the queitest and loudest sound that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary (117 dB) and low distortion characteristics
  • Very low susceptibility to RFI and electromagnetic hum
  • Advanced cartridge shock-mount system absorbs mechanical shocks and reduces handling noise
  • Built-in pop filter reduces undesirable wind and breath sounds
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability

Specs:

  • Transducer TypeA transducer converts sound into an electrical signal. The two most common types are dynamic and condenser. Read moreGo to the glossary : CondenserCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Polar PatternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary: SupercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Frequency ResponseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary: 50 Hz - 20 kHz
  • SensitivityThis is how mich signal a microphone produces for a given amount of sound.Read moreGo to the glossary (1 kHz): -52,5 dBV/Pa / 2,37 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent Selfnoise:

     23,5 dB(A)

  • Sound Pressure:

    140,5 dB

  • Weight: 207 g
  • Frequency ResponseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary Curve:

In the box:

  • Swivel Adaptor (Part No: A25D)
  • Storage Bag (Part No: 26A13)

 

Comparable Microphones

Beta 87C
SM87A
KSM9

Optional Accessories

A85WS Microphone Windscreen
A85WS
RK312
A55HM

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