Shure SM81 Instrument Condenser Microphone

Product #3859 | SKU SM81 | Shure
In stock Ships tomorrow
SAVE $170
Sale Price $799.00
was $969.00
In stock Ships tomorrow
- +
ON SALE in Black Friday 2023 until 30 Nov or while stock lasts

Shipping & Availability
Ships tomorrow. Deliver to Auckland for $7.90 Change location
Click & Collect Availability
Wellington Out of stock. Pickup in 1 - 2 working days
Click & Collect


Purchase any Shure in November, go into the draw to WIN a pair of Shure AONIC 50 Wireless Headphones worth $499


Designed for Studio Recording, Broadcasting & Sound Reinforcement

Related Products

Shure A57F Microphone Clip Shure A57F Microphone Clip
Shure A53M Shock Holder Shure A53M Shock Holder


Authorised N.Z. SHURE dealer (12 month warranty)

The Shure Model SM81 is a high-quality, unidirectional condenser microphone designed for studio recording, broadcasting, and sound reinforcement. Its wide frequency response, low noise characteristics, and low RF susceptibility have made it a standard for applications involving acoustic instruments, especially guitar, piano, and cymbals.

The SM81 is ruggedly constructed. It operates on phantom power and performs over a wide range of temperatures and humidity conditions. It is furnished with a swivel adapter, attenuator-switch lock, foam windscreen, and case for carrying and storage. Other accessories are available.


  • Flat response curve for accurate reproduction of sound sources
  • Low noise and high output clipping level
  • Low distortion over a wide range of load impedances
  • Cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetric about axis, providing maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sounds
  • Low RF susceptibility
  • Selectable low-frequency response: flat, 6 or 18 dB/octave rolloff
  • 0 dB/10 dB lockable attenuator switch
  • Phantom powering (DIN 45 596 voltages of 12 to 48 Vdc)
  • Rugged steel construction for durability
  • Field-usable over wide range of temperature and humidity conditions


0.0 (no ratings yet)
Own or use this product?
Give it a quick rating:
Thanks for your rating!
Share your thoughts with other customers:
Write a review


  • Product: Shure SM81 Instrument Condenser Microphone
  • Manufacturer: Shure
  • Model: SM81
  • SKU: SM81
  • RM Product #: 3859
  • Element Type: Condenser
  • Warranty: 2 year manufacturer warranty (excluding consumable e.g. lithium-ion batteries).

Recently Viewed

View All