SM86 Vocal Microphone

 

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The SM86 is a rugged 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 condenser microphoneCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary with an extended 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. It has been constructed to withstand the rigors of touring, while delivering smooth reproduction of lead vocals.

Best suited to:
Vocal, Speech

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Description:

What is the SM86 best suited to?

The SM86 is ideal for a lead vocal artist. It is most suited for performances on stage but is equally at home for use in the studio.

What are the characteristics of the SM86?

The SM86 has a condenser microphoneCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary for studio quality sound and 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 pickup pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise, making it ideal if working with stage monitors and in-ear monitors. It has an extended 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 of 15Hz – 18kHz and a high maximum sound pressure level (SPL) of 124dB. The built-in three point shock mount minimizes handling noise, and a two-stage pop filter reduces wind and breath “pop” noise.

Features:

  •  CondenserCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary cartridge for studio quality sound
  •  Tailored frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary for a clear reproduction of vocals
  •  Rugged construction withstands the rigors of touring sound
  •  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 minimizes unwanted background noise
  •  Excellent choice for stage monitors and personal in-ear monitors
  •  Built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise
  •  Two-stage "pop" filter reduces wind and breath noise

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: 50 Hz - 18 kHz
  • SensitivityThis is how mich signal a microphone produces for a given amount of sound.Read moreGo to the glossary (1 kHz): -50,0 dBV/Pa / 3,15 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent Selfnoise:

    23 dB(A)

  • Sound Pressure:

    147 dB

  • Weight: 278 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:

Downloads:

User Guides

In the box:

  • Break Resistant Microphone Clip (Part No: A25D)
  • Microphone Bag (Part No: 26A13)
  • 5/8" to 3/8" Thread Adapter (Part No: 31A1856)

Artists using the SM86

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Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz hails from Mechanicsville, VA, where he grew up as a fan of the Dave Matthews Band and local roots...

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