Shure BETA 98AD/C Instrument Microphone

UPC: 42406187169
Availability: Out of Stock


  • Uniform cardioid polar pattern provides with smooth high-end response.
  • 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.
  • Ships with A98D Drum mount featuring a flexible gooseneck for precise placement and secure attachment.

The Shure BETA 98AD/C is an Instrument microphone that delivers a smooth and natural response and consists of an A98D drum mount for secure placement in any configuration and a uniform cardioid polar pattern for excellent gain-before-feedback and off-axis noise rejection.

What Is the Beta 98AD/C Best Suited To?

This premium drum microphone is ideal for use with snares, toms, and percussion.

What Are the Characteristics of The Beta 98AD/C?

An extremely uniform cardioid polar pattern provides excellent gain-before-feedback and off-axis rejection of unwanted noise.

What Is the Difference Between the Beta 98AD/C and The Other Versions of The Beta 98?

The Beta 98AD/C is a cardioid condenser drum microphone and comes complete with the A98D drum mount which features a flexible gooseneck. The Beta 98A/C is the same microphone minus the drum mount. The Beta 98 AMP/C features an integrated preamplifier.

Also available are supercardioid versions (Beta 98S & Beta 98D/S).

Please note - any Beta drum microphone featuring the letter 'A' following the model number contains a new capsule and as a result you can expect a more natural high-frequency response.


1 - A98D Beta 98 Drum Mount

1 - C98D 4.6 m (15 ft.) Heavy-Duty Cable

1 - 95A2314 Zippered Carrying Bag

1 - RPM626 In-Line Preamplifier (1 piece)

1 - 95A2064 Snap-fit Windscreen

Product Specification:

Cartridge Type: Electret Condenser

Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Output Impedance: 179 Ω

Connector: Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male, balanced

Power Requirements: 11–52 VDC phantom power (IEC-61938), 3.6 mA

Weight Net: 12 g (0.6 oz.)

More Information
Manufacturer Part Number BETA 98AD/C
width 4.75
length 1.8
height 3.5
Condition new
UPC 42406187169