Product Features
  • Side Address Cardioid Capsule
  • Interchangeable Capsule Design
  • High SPL Handling
  • Wide Frequency Response
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The BETA 181/C Cardioid Compact Side-Address Instrument Microphone from Shure is a durable, small diaphragm, electret condenser microphone with an interchangeable capsule design. The Beta 181/C ships with a cardioid capsule for drum overhead, piano, and acoustic instrument applications, as well as an M/S stereo technique (paired with BETA 181/BI). The microphone features a wide frequency response and rugged build, making it great for the stage and recording studio.

Key Features

  • BETA 181/C for drum overhead, piano, and acoustic instrument applications, as well as an M/S stereo technique (paired with BETA 181/BI)
  • Interchangeable polar pattern capsules attach to a compact preamplifier with integrated XLR connections for the ultimate in low-profile application flexibility (Each Beta 181 ships with one polar pattern capsule and one XLR preamplifier. Capsules available separately for custom flexibility.)
  • Precision-engineered, compact side-address design features innovative locking ring to provide secure connection between capsule and preamplifier
  • Frequency response tailored for wide dynamic range applications for use in high SPL environments
  • Furnished with stand adapter, windscreen, and carrying case (carrying case will securely protect up to four polar pattern capsules)
Analogue Performance
TransducerElectret Condenser
Diaphragm1.36" / 34.54 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio73.5 dB
Equivalent Noise Level20.5 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL151.5 dB SPL
Impedance110 Ohms
Sensitivity2.4 mV/Pa
Dynamic Range131 dB
Output Connectors1 x 3-Pin XLR
Operating Current Consumption2.4 mA
Operating Voltage11 to 52 V
Length124.46 mm
Diameter20.32 mm
Weight145 g
Shure BETA181-C Side Address Instrument Microphone
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