SM87A Vocal Microphone

 

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The SM87A is a rugged, 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 condenser microphoneCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary with superior rejection for clear reproduction of warm and accurate lead vocals in noisy environments.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

Condenser
Supercardioid
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Description:

What is the SM87A best suited to?

The SM87A is a sensitive condenserCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary vocal mic that is ideal for lead or backing vocals on stage or in a recording studio. 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 greater rejection of unwanted sound sources, making it ideal for use in a reverberant or noisy environment.

How does it sound?

It has a 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 that's specifically tailored for warm, rich, vocal reproduction.

Features:

  • Highly directional 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 pickup pattern
  • Controlled low-frequency roll-off
  • Very low RF and magnetic hum susceptibility
  • Minimally affected by varying load impedanceThis describes how resistant an electrical circuit is to the flow of electricity passing through it.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Built-in wind and pop filter
  • TransducerA transducer converts sound into an electrical signal and is the heart of a mic. Read moreGo to the glossary element shock mounted
  • Rugged construction for outstanding reliability
  • Field-usable over a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions
  • Accepts a wide variety of phantom powerThis must be provided to all condenser microphones in order for them to operate.Read moreGo to the glossary sources, including DIN 45 596 voltages of 11 and 52 Vdc

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 - 18 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 / 2,4 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent Selfnoise:

    24 dB(A)

  • Sound Pressure:

    140,5 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:

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In the box:

  • Break resistent Swivel Adapter (Part No: A25D)
  • Storage Bag (Part No: 26A13)
  • 5/8" to 3/8" Thread Adapter (Part No: 31A1856)

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