Beta 98AMP/C Instrument Microphone

 

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The Beta 98AMP/C drum microphone combines an integrated preamplifier with a miniature cardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.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 capsule to provide a smooth, natural tailored response for drums and percussion. It offers a flexible gooseneck and the A75M universal microphone mount for accurate and secure placement in any configuration.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Percussion

Also great for:
Additional acoust. instr.

Condenser
Cardioid
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Description:

What is the Beta 98AMP/C best suited to?

This premium drum microphone is ideal for use with snares and toms. 

What are the characteristics of the Beta 98AMP/C?

The Beta 98AMP/C provides a smooth and natural sound, and features an integrated XLR preamplifier with a flexible gooseneck.

What is the difference between the Beta 98AMP/C and the other versions of the Beta 98?

The Beta 98AMP/C is a cardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.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 instrument microphone and comes complete with an integrated preamplifier and the A75M universal drum mount. None of the other versions of the Beta 98 contain an integrated preamplifier. The Beta 98AMP/C has a wider dynamic rangeThis is the difference between the queitest and loudest sound that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary with a SPL level 7dB higher than Beta 98AD/C and the Beta 98A/C. The Beta 98AD/C is for the same applications and instead contains an A98D drum mount which features a flexible gooseneck. The Beta 98S & Beta 98D/S will continue to be available and have a 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

Please note - any Beta drum microphone featuring the letter 'A' following the model number contains a new capsule and as a result you can expect a more natural high frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary.

Features:

  • Uniform cardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.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 gain-before-feedback and rejection of off-axis sound for smooth high-end response and control
  • Precision-engineered design features integrated preamplifier and XLR connector to maximize setup efficiency while minimizing stage clutter
  • Frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary tailored for drums and percussion applications with a wide dynamic rangeThis is the difference between the queitest and loudest sound that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary for use in high SPL environments
  • Flexible gooseneck for precise placement and easy adjustment
  • Ships with A75M Universal Microphone mount with quick release, for versatile and secure instrument and/or stand mounting
  • Furnished with snap-fit windscreen and zipper pouch

 

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: CardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.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: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • SensitivityThis is how mich signal a microphone produces for a given amount of sound.Read moreGo to the glossary (1 kHz): -50,5 dBV/Pa / 2,5 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent Selfnoise:

    31 dB(A)

  • Sound Pressure:

    157,5 dB(A)

  • Weight: 130 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:
  • Frequency Response Curve Beta 98AMP

Reviews:

Mike Dolbear.com – July 2011 “Clean, accurate - you can hear the stick attack, especially on clear heads. Great for brushes with lots of swirl.” Click here for the Full Review

“While trying the new Beta 98A prototypes on the last U.S. tour, I was delighted to discover that Shure has managed to retain the essential character of the original SM.98, which became a benchmark for all drum mics, while also using the latest advances in design and technology to further improve a much loved model.”

Roger Lindsay, Legendary FOH Engineer (Pretenders, James Taylor, Prince, Van Morrison)

 

In the box:

  • A75M universal microphone mount

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Video: A75M Universal Microphone Mount

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Video presenting the Shure A75M Drumset Microphone Mount