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Shure PGA81

Small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone

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If you're looking to step into the world of professional sound but need to watch your budget, check out Shure PG ALTA™ microphones. PG ALTA mics combine Shure engineering excellence, durability, and great sound. Best of all, you'll find a model for almost any application — studio, home recording, or live venue.

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If you're looking to step into the world of professional sound but need to watch your budget, check out Shure PG ALTA™ microphones. PG ALTA mics combine Shure engineering excellence, durability, and great sound. Best of all, you'll find a model for almost any application — studio, home recording, or live venue.

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Shure's PGA81 condenser microphone excels at recording acoustic instruments, with the sensitivity needed to capture those quiet moments, The cardioid design ensures you'll pick up the sounds you want from the instrument, but not sonic information coming from the sides, making the PGA81 less susceptible to feedback.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • designed for acoustic guitar, percussion, other acoustic instruments
    • condenser microphone
    • cardioid pattern for noise and feedback rejection
    • black metallic finish and grille
    Specifications:
    • frequency response: 40-18,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: -48.5 dBV/Pa
    • requires 48V phantom power
    • weight: 6.6 oz
    • male XLR connector
    Included Accessories:
    • stand adapter
    • storage bag
    Other Info:

    What's in the Box:

    • Cardioid condenser instrument microphone
    • A25D Microphone clip
    • Zippered storage pouch
    • Limited Warranty sheet
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    Shure PGA81 Reviews

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    Shure PGA81

    Crutchfield customer from Williamsburg, VA on 11/23/2016

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    Excellent for Amplifying our Colony Chorus.

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    Features and Specs

    General
    Application For live & studio use
    Type Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Phantom Power +48V
    Connector XLR
    Specs
    Frequency response 40-18k
    Sensitivity -48.5 dBV
    Max SPL 129.5 dB
    Diameter 1.098
    Length 5.158
    Weight 6.6 oz.
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years

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    Features

    Overview: The Shure PG ALTA series of microphones is designed and manufactured with the highest quality and construction. The PGA 81 microphone is designed specifically for acoustic instrument performance and recording. The PGA 81 comes with a swivel mount and a zippered storage pouch. No cables are included.

    Pickup Pattern: The PGA 81 has a cardioid polar pattern, which reduces feedback and rejects unwanted background noise. The flat-response microphone cartridge is designed for clear reproduction of acoustic instrument sound sources.

    Phantom Power: Condenser microphones require phantom power to operate. A 48-volts DC power supply is recommended for the PGA 81, however, it can operate with lower voltages. Phantom power is usually provided by most mixers or audio interfaces where the microphone will be connected. A balanced microphone cable is required.

    Construction: The microphone has an industrial design with a black metallic finish and grille for an unobtrusive visual presence.

    Mounting: The PGA 81 comes with a swiveling clip mount with a 5/8" thread. This break-resistant mount lets you tilt the microphone forward or backward over 180°.

    Connector: The Shure PGA 81 has a 3-pin male XLR connector. No microphone cable is included in this package.

    Specifications:

    • Type: Electret Condenser
    • Frequency Response: 40Hz - 18kHz
    • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    • Output Impedance: 600 ohms
    • Sensitivity: -48.5 dBV/Pa (3.8 mV)
    • Dimensions: 1.098" diameter, 5.156" length
    • Weight: 6.6 ounces

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