Shure BETA87A Handheld Condenser Microphone – Super-Cardioid

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Shure BETA87A Handheld Condenser Microphone – Super-Cardioid

(1 customer review)

Shure BETA87A Handheld Condenser Microphone with exceptionally smooth frequency response and high sound pressure level capability. Used for professional sound reinforcement, broadcasting, and studio recording applications, the Beta 87A combines superb performance with the ruggedness needed for touring and field production.


Available on backorder

UPC: 42406054744 SKU: BETA87A Category: Tags:
Shure Canada

Features of the Shure BETA87A Handheld Condenser Microphone – Super-Cardioid:

  • Smooth frequency response with gradual presence rise
  • Highly consistent supercardioid polar pattern provides superior gain-before-feedback
  • Electronic low-frequency roll-off compensates for proximity effect
  • Wide dynamic range (117 dB) and low distortion characteristics
  • Very low susceptibility to RFI and electromagnetic hum
  • Advanced cartridge shock-mount system absorbs mechanical shocks and reduces handling noise
  • Built-in pop filter reduces undesirable wind and breath sounds
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability

Cartridge Type
Condenser (electret bias)

Frequency Response
50 to 20,000 Hz

Polar Pattern

Output Impedance
Rated at 150 ohms (100 ohms actual +/- 20%)
Recommended minimum load impedance: 800 ohms

Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz)
Open Circuit Voltage -52.5 dBV/Pa (2 mV)
(1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)

Clipping Level (at 1,000 Hz)
1000 ohm Load: -6 dBV (0.5 V)

Maximum SPL (at 1,000 Hz)
140.5 dB (0.25% THD, 1000 ohm load)

(equivalent sound pressure level; measured with true rms voltmeter)
23.5 dB typical, A-weighted
25.5 dB typical, weighted per DIN 45 405

Dynamic Range
117 dB (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio
70.5 dB at 94 dB SPL (IEC 651)
(S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self-noise A-weighted.)

Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3

Phantom Supply Requirement: 11 to 52 Vdc, positive at both pins 2 and 3
Current Drain: 1.0 to 1.2 mA

Three-pin (XLR) professional audio

Aluminum construction with blue metallic finish, and hardened steel grille with nickel satin chrome plating

See User Guide

Net Weight
207 grams (7.6 oz)



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1 review for Shure BETA87A Handheld Condenser Microphone – Super-Cardioid

  1. Chris Black

    Great product

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