Shure SM81-LC Condenser Instrument Microphone

UPC: 42406051194
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  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response.
  • The flat response curve for accurate reproduction of sound sources.
  • Low noise and high output clipping level.
  • Low distortion over a wide range of load impedances.
  • Cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetric about axis, providing. maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sounds.
  • Selectable low-frequency response: flat, 6 or 18 dB/octave rolloff.
  • 0 dB/10 dB lockable attenuator switch.
  • Phantom powering (DIN 45 596 voltages of 12 to 48 Vdc).

The Shure SM81-LC is a Condenser Instrument Microphone that offers a wide frequency response and low self-noise. Features include flat response curve, low noise and high output clipping level, low distortion over a range of load impedances, and low RF susceptibility.

Product Specifications:

Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Output Impedance: EIA rated at 150 Ω (85 Ω actual)

Sensitivity: at 1 kHz, Open Circuit Voltage -45 dBV/Pa [1] (5.6 mV)

Maximum SPL: 1 kHz at 1% THD, 1 kΩ load 136 dB SPL

Signal-To-Noise Ratio: Ref. 94 dB SPL at 1 kHz 78 dB [2]

Clipping Level: 1 kHz at 0.25% THD, 1 kΩ load -4 dBV (0.63 V)

Hum Pickup: Typical, At 60 Hz, Equivalent SPL/Moe -3 Db

Polarity: Positive Pressure on Diaphragm Produces Positive Voltage on Pin 2 With Respect To Pin 3

More Information
width 6.1
length 11.9
height 3
Condition new
UPC 42406051194
Manufacturer Part Number SM81-LC