Shure BETA87C Cardioid Condenser, for Handheld Vocal Applications

Article number: BETA87C
Availability: Ships from manufacturer

Excellent for touring professionals, the BETA®87C premium vocal microphone delivers studio-grade performance and a smooth, extended high-end frequency response in a cardioid condenser design. The microphone adds warmth to the frequency response and creates an ideal environment for personal monitoring. And its highly consistent cardioid pattern offers excellent rear rejection. Vocalists who use personal monitor systems such as Shure PSM® will appreciate how effectively the BETA 87C rejects ambient sound from the rear of the microphone.


Premier live performance microphone with Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability

Uniform cardioid pick-up pattern for maximum gain before feedback and excellent rejection of off-axis sound

Smooth, wide frequency response with slight presence rise and controlled proximity effect tailored for vocals

Advanced cartridge shock mount system absorbs mechanical shock and minimizes handling noise

Very low susceptibility to RF and electromagnetic hum

Dent-resistant steel mesh grille and enamel coated metal alloy construction resist wear and abuse

Effective built-in pop filter reduces undesirable wind and breath noise


  • Cartridge Type: Electret Condenser
  • Frequency Response: 50 to 16,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Output Impedance: 100 ohms
  • Sensitivity (at 1kHz, open circuit voltage; 1 Pa=94 dB SPL): −51 dBV/Pa (2 mV)
  • Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD, 1k ohms load): 139 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (referenced at 94 dB SPL at 1 kHz): 70.5 dB
  • Dynamic Range (at 1 kHz, 1 k ohms load): 117 dB
  • Clipping Level (1 kHz at 0.25% THD, 1k ohms load): −6 dBV (0.5 V)
  • Self Noise (typical, equivalent SPL, A-weighted): 22 dB typical
  • Hum Pickup (typical, at 60 Hz, equivalent SPL/mOe): -5 dB
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
  • Weight Net: 0.207 kg (0.475 lbs)
  • Connector: Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male
  • Power Requirements: 11 to 52 Vdc phantom (1.2 mA)
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