Shure Beta 98A/C Miniature Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Article number: BETA 98A/C
Availability: Ships from manufacturer
Delivery time: Normal delivery time is 2-7 business days, subject to availability.

The Shure BETA®98A is a precision-engineered compact, high-output miniature condenser microphone for professional sound reinforcement and studio recording. An extremely uniform cardioid polar pattern provides excellent gain-before-feedback and off-axis rejection of unwanted noise. Both Beta 98A configurations feature high sound pressure level capability (SPL). Beta 98AD/C includes A98D drum mount with flexible gooseneck that makes it an essential, accurate choice for toms, snares, and percussion. Beta 98A/C is recommended for a variety of acoustic or amplified instruments including drums, piano, reed, wind, and strings.


  • Uniform cardioid polar pattern provides maximum gain-before-feedback and rejection of off-axis sound for smooth high-end response and control
  • Frequency response tailored for drums and percussion applications with a wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments
  • Precision-engineered design for unobtrusive microphone footprint
  • Both models ship with external in-line preamplifier for discreet cable placement, snap-fit windscreen, and zipper pouch
  • Beta 98A/C ships with RK282 shock mount swivel adapter for attachment to any standard microphone stand
  • Beta 98AD/C ships with A98D drum mount featuring a flexible gooseneck for precise placement and secure attachment


  • Cartridge Type: Electret Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Output Impedance @ 1 kHz: 179 Ω
  • Sensitivity (open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, typical): –48.0 dBV/Pa[1] (4.0 mV)
  • - Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD) -
  • 2500 Ω load 150.5 dB
  • 1000 Ω load 144.0 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 64 dB
  • - Dynamic Range @ 1 kHz -
  • 2500 Ω load 120.5 dB
  • 1000 Ω load 114.0 dB
  • - Clipping Level (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 1% THD) -
  • 2500 Ω load 8.0 dBV
  • 1000 Ω load 1.0 dBV
  • Self Noise (equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical): 30.0 dB SPL-A
  • Connector: Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male, balanced
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
  • Power Requirements: 11–52 V DC[4] phantom power (IEC-61938), 3.6 mA
  • Net Weight: 12 g (0.6 oz.)
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