The Beta 98/S condenser microphone is precision-engineered for high-SPL instrument applications. Its supercardioid polar pattern provides maximum isolation from other onstage sounds.

  • Tailored frequency response for studio quality performance
  • Wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments
  • Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of off-axis sound
  • Optional A98D drum mount is unobtrusive and versatile, allowing precise positioning of the microphone while holding it firmly in place
  • Compact design reduces stage clutter
  • Detachable cable for easy storage
  • Interchangeable microphone cartridges with different polar patterns are available
  • Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability

Overview on all Beta 98 models


Polar Pattern

Interchangeable Capsue Mounting (incl.) Cable (incl.) RPM626 Preamp Wireless Option
Beta 98S Supercardioid Cardioid (RPM108) Stand mount (RK282) 95A2398 (TA3F/TA4F) InLine, plug-in yes
Beta 98D/S Supercardioid Cardioid (RPM108) Drum mount (A98D) C98D (TA3F/TA4F) InLine, plug-in yes
Beta 98H/C Cardioid Supercardioid (RPM110) Horn mount fixed InLine, fixed no
WB98H/C Cardioid Supercardioid (RPM110) Horn mount fixed without yes
Beta 98A/C Cardioid - Stand mount (RK282) C98D (TA3F/TA4F) InLine, plug-in yes
Beta 98AD/C Cardioid - Drum mount (A98D) C98D (TA3F/TA4F) InLine, plug-in yes
Beta 98AMP/C Cardioid - Universal mount (A75M) - integrated bo

What is the Beta 98S best suited to?

It’s a premium instrument microphone which is ideal for use with a variety of instruments such as drums, conga, piano, reed, wind and string in both stage and studio applications.

What are the Charactaristics of the Beta 98S?

It has a tailored frequency response of 20Hz – 20KHz and a high maximum sound pressure level (SPL) of 125dB. It has a supercardioid pickup pattern providing high gain before feedback. A seperate in-line preamplifier is included as well as a 25ft detatchable cable to go between the pre-amp and the mic. The pre-amp output is through a male XLR socket, and requires phantom power.

This mic is also available with a drum mount. See Beta 98D/S

Amount Part Title
1 Zippered Carrying Bag Part 95A2314
1 In-Line Preamplifier Part RPM626
1 7.6 m (25 ft.) light-weight cable Part 95A2398
1 Shock-Mount Swivel Adapter Part RK282
1 Windscreen Part RK183WS

Technical specifications

12 g
Frequency Response:
20 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency Response:
-59.00 dBV/Pa – 3.16 mV/Pa
Equivalent Selfnoise:
35 dB(A)
Sound Pressure:
156 dB (@ 1 kΩ), 160 dB (@ 2,5 kΩ)
Transducer Type:
Polar Pattern:
Switchable low cut:
3 Pin XLR
Interchangeable Capsule:
Main Functionality:
Headphone Output:
Requires Phantom Power:
48V (+/-4) VDC