Shure Beta 98H/C (BETA 98H/C) Miniature Instrument Microphone

Cardioid polar pattern - 155 dB SPL - Low degree of visibility

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What's in the box:

  • Shure Beta 98H/C with Connector
  • Zippered Carrying Bag
  • Windscreen
  • In-Line Preamplifier
  • 3 m high-flex cable with attached preamplifier (XLR connection)
  • 2-year Limited Warranty


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Shure Beta 98H/C (SHU-BETA98HC) Miniature Instrument Microphone delivers high gain-before-feedback and rejection of unwanted noise. It features preamplifier circuitry to improve linearity across the full frequency range, and tailored response for natural sound reproduction.


  • Transformerless preamplifier circuitry which improves linearity across the full frequency range.
  • The pickup pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise.
  • High maximum sound pressure level (SPL) enables it to handle the extreme demands of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments
  • 3 m (10 ft.) high-flex cable with attached preamplifier (XLR connection)
  • Compact, lightweight construction provides a low degree of visibility

Specifications for the Shure Beta 98H/C

{ "Type": "Electret Condenser", "Frequency Response": "20 to 20,000 Hz", "Polar Pattern": "Cardioid", "Output Impedance": "150 Ω", "Sensitivity": [ "at 1 kHz, open circuit voltage", "-56  dBV/Pa (1.6  mV) [1]" ], "Maximum SPL": [ "(1 kHz at 1% THD)", "155 dB SPL typical" ], "Equivalent Output Noise": [ "A-weighted", "31 dB SPL (typical)" ], "Signal-To-Noise Ratio": [ "(Ref. 94 dB SPL at 1 kHz)", "63 dB[2]" ], "Dynamic Range": [ "(at 1 kHz, 1000 Ω load)", "124 dB, 132  dB" ], "Clipping Level": [ "at 1% THD", "3 dBV (1.4  V)" ], "Polarity": "Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3", "Power Requirements": [ "11 to 52  V DCphantom power", "[1] 1 Pa=94 dB SPL", "[2] S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted" ] }

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