By: Shure
Microphones, Headphones & Wireless systems
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Hypercardioid Headworn Condenser Microphone
The Shure Specialty to General Communications Microphone Series WCM 16 headworn electret condenser microphone is intended for wireless use by performers, lecturers, and others who require the highest quality voice pickup with maximum mobility. Its wide frequency response, low RF susceptibility and reliable operation at temperature and humidity extremes make the WCM16 suitable for virtually any vocal application. When used with Shure bodypack transmitters, the performance of the WCM16 closely resembles the finest conventional vocal microphones.

Miniaturized active circuitry included in the cartridge assembly provides equalization that tailors the low-frequency response to resemble the warmproximity effect of larger vocal microphones. Because of this low-end response, it is not necessary to position the microphone directly in front of the mouth, thus avoiding much popping and breath noise, even without the supplied foam pop screen.

The WCM-16 microphone's hypercardioid unidirectional pickup pattern provides maximum isolation from ambient noise and from adjacent sound sources such as musical instruments, loudspeakers and other performers. This permits higher gain-before-feedback without loss or masking of vocals.
Extra lightweight, adjustable headband stays secure and virtually disappears while being worn
Response comparable to finest conventional vocal microphones
Hypercardioid polar pattern provides maximum isolation from vocalist's own instrument and those of other performers
Uniform polar pattern at all frequencies for maximum gain before feedback
High input clipping level eliminates overload distortion
Cable terminates as 4-pin mini connector
Supplied acoustic foam pop screen
Reliable at temperature and humidity extremes
Type Condenser (electret bias)
Frequency Response 50 to 18,000 Hz
Polar Pattern Hypercardioid, uniform with frequency
Output Impedance 1200 ohms
Output Level (close-talked at 1,000 Hz) Open Circuit Voltage -55.0 dbV (1.8 mV) at 0.6 m; 1 Pascal=94 db SPL
Maximum Sound Pressure Level 150 dB at 1% THD
Dynamic Range 121 dB
Output Noise 29 dB equivalent SPL, A-weighted
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 65 dB at 94 dB SPL
Polarity Microphone= Positive sound pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pins 3 and 4 with respect to pin 1 (ground) of microphone output connector; Receiver-- 1/4" Phone Jack Output= Positive sound pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on tip of receiver 1/4" output connector; Receiver-- XLR Output= Positive sound pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3 of the XLR output connector
Current Drain 0.35 mA
Recommended Operating Voltage 5 Vdc (positive on pin 2, negative on pin 1)
Environmental Conditions Operating Temperatures= -18 to 60 degrees C (0 to 140 degrees F); Storage Temperatures= -29 to 66 degrees C (-20 to 150 degrees F); Humidity= 0 to 95%
Cable 1.5m (5 ft), small-diameter, shielded, with 4-pin mini connector
Case Finish (Microphone and Headband) Matte black enamel
Net Weight 36 g (1.27 oz)

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