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It's no exaggeration when to refer to Shure's SM Series microphones as the industry standard. SM microphones have been carrying the torch for great sound for decades, at legendary performances both live and in the studio. When you want to know you've purchased a microphone that will stand the test of time — whether in durability or in sound quality — look no further than Shure's SM Series.
Condenser sound quality, built for the stage
Condenser mics provide the upmost in studio-quality sound, but many of them aren't built to handle the demands of a live performance. Shure designed the SM86 to give you everything you like about a condenser microphone, including excellent sensitivity and clarity — while wrapping it up in package that can take the inevitable knocks of life on the road. The SM86's three-point shock mount suppresses handling noise, and the two-stage pop filter cuts out wind and breath pops. The cardioid polar pattern picks up the sound you want, while rejecting background noise.
- designed for lead and backup vocals
- condenser microphone
- cardioid pattern for noise rejection and feedback resistance
- pneumatic shock mount system rejects external noise and vibration
- die-cast steel body and hardened steel mesh grille
- frequency response: 50-18,000 Hz
- sensitivity: -50 dBV/Pa
- output impedance: 150 ohms
- max SPL: 147 dB
- weight: 10 oz
- male XLR connector
- requires phantom power (11 to 52V) on your mixer or audio interface
- storage bag
- adjustable stand adapter
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Why a condenser mic?
Need to pull the full harmonic complexity from a solo cello? Want to make the most of that magnificent German studio grand piano you spent way too much for? Or maybe you understand that the magic of swing comes from the insistent ping of a deftly controlled ride cymbal, and you're determined to capture it in glorious detail. You'll likely end up with a condenser mic; these simply designed, yet incredibly precise, recording instruments are far more responsive to sonic vibration than their "dynamic" cousins (who, with some exceptions, are more appropriate for PA systems). Whatever your hi-fi recording needs, there's a condenser mic out there with your name on it.
Shure SM86 Reviews
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Features and Specs
|Application||For live & studio use|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|