By: Shure
Microphones, Headphones & Wireless systems
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Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The Shure SM Microphones Series SM-86 is a unidirectional (cardioid) condenser vocal microphone for professional use in live performance. An extremely rugged microphone, the SM 86 withstands the rigors of touring while delivering a clear, studio-quality sound.

A cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise. The built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise, and a two-stage pop filter reduces wind and breath "pop" noise.
Condenser cartridge for studio quality sound
Tailored frequency response for a clear reproduction of vocals
Rugged construction withstands the rigors of touring sound
Cardioid polar pattern minimizes unwanted background noise
Excellent choice for stage monitors and personal monitors
Built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise
Two-stage “pop” filter reduces wind and breath noise
Type Condenser
Frequency Response 50 to 18,000 Hz
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz) Open Circuit Voltage -50 dBV/Pa (3.15 mV) (1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)
Impedance 150 Ohms at 1 kHz
Recommended minimum load impedance 600 Ohms
Output Clipping Level 1000 Ohm Load at 1,000 Hz 3 dBV (1.41 V)
Maximum SPL (at 1,000 Hz) 1000 ohm load (1% THD) 147 dB
Self-Noise 23 dB typical, A-weighted
Dynamic Range (1000 ohms) 124 dB (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 71 dB at 94 dB SPL (IEC 651)*S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self-noise A-weighted
Polarity Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of the output connector
Power Requirements 11 to 52 Vdc, 5.2 mA
Case Dark gray, enamel-painted, die-cast with a stainless steel grille
Connector Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
Net Weight 284 grams (10 oz)
Dimensions 183 mm (6-3/16 in.) L x 49 mm (1-1/4 in.) W at the widest point

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