Shure BETA 98AMP/C Instrument Microphone with integrated preamp

Cardioid, condenser with mount

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What's in the box:

  • Shure BETA 98AMP Miniature Cardioid Drum Microphone (3-Pack)
  • 3 x A75M Universal Microphone Mount
  • 3 x A75-57F Small Microphone Clips
  • 3 x Snap Fit Windscreens
  • Zippered Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty


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Flexible, Miniature Percussion Mic!

A flexible boom featured on the Shure Beta 98AMP-C Drum Microphone makes it easy to get accurate placement on toms, snares, or percussion. The Shure Beta 98AMP-C has excellent gain-before-feedback and high maximum sound pressure level (SPL) handling.


  • Uniform cardioid polar pattern
  • Precision-engineered design
  • Frequency response tailored for drums and percussion applications with a wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments
  • Flexible gooseneck for precise placement and easy adjustment
  • Furnished with snap-fit windscreen and zipper pouch

Specifications for the Shure BETA 98AMP/C

{ "Polar Pattern :" : "Cardioid", "Frequency Response:" : "20 to 20,000 Hz", "Output Impedance:" : "150 Ω", "Sensitivity:" : "open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, typical 50.5 dBV/Pa[1] (2.5 mV)", "Maximum SPL" : { "1 kHz at" : "1% THD[2]", "2500 Ω load" : "157.5 dB SPL", "1000 Ω load" : "153 dB SPL" }, "Signal-to-Noise Ratio[3]:" : "63 dB ", "Dynamic Range@ 1 kHz" : [ "2500 Ω load: 126.5 dB", "1000 Ω load: 122 dB " ], "Clipping Level@ 1 kHz, 1% THD" : [ "2500 Ω load: 12.5 dBV", "1000 Ω load: 7.5 dBV" ], "Self Noise equivalent SPL,
A-weighted, typical:" : "31.0 dB SPL-A", "Common Mode Rejection" : [ "10 to 100,000 kHz", "> or = 60 dB" ], "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), 5.5 mA", "Net Weight :" : "130 g (4.6 oz.)", "Notes": [ "[1] 1 Pa=94 dB SPL", "[2] THD of microphone preamplifier when applied input signal level is equivalent to cartridge output at specified SPL", "[3] S/N ratio is the difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted", "[4] All specifications measured with a 48 Vdc phantom power supply. The microphone operates at lower voltages, but with slightly decreased headroom and sensitivity." ] }

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Matt Howard - Crosspoint Church
If you're looking for the penultimate drum close miking platform, you've found it. The mount and flexible neck on this microphone have been carefully designed to allow precision placement without obstructing the drummers ability to do their job.

From an audio standpoint, the mic translates crystal clear. There is slight coloration but nothing that would steer me clear of purchasing these exact mics again.