Shure SM86 - Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone

Shure SM86 - Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone

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The SM86 cardioid (uni-directional) condenser handheld microphone from Shure is ideal for live and recording applications. The cardioid pattern is effective in reducing ambient, off-axis noise making it a suitable option for use near stage monitors, loud instruments, etc. The condenser element requires between 11 to 52 Volts DC phantom power and produces a sensitivity far greater than that of dynamic microphones. Condenser elements provide higher output levels, frequency response, and dynamic range resulting in studio-level sonic quality.

Featuring a built-in 3-stage shock-mount minimizes handling noise while an internal windscreen reduces noise caused by wind and breath sounds. It's rugged metal construction is made to withstand the rigors of daily use.


Transducer (Electret Bias) Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 50Hz to 18,000Hz
Maximum Input Sound Level (at 1,000 Hz) 1,000 ohm load (1%THD): 147dB
Power Requirements 11 to 52 Vdc Phantom Power
Output Impedance 150 ohms at 1kHz
Recommended minimum load impedance: 600 ohms
Output Connectors Balanced 3-pin XLR
Dimensions 7.2 x .95" (183 x 24mm) (Length x Diameter)
Weight 278 grams (9.8 oz)