Shure BETA 87


Shure BETA 87


The BETA 87 is a premium quality supercardioid electret condenser vocal microphone with exceptionally smooth frequency response and high SPL capability. Used for professional sound reinforcement, broadcasting, and studio recording applications, the Beta 87 combines superb performance with the durability needed for touring and field production. It also features a controlled low-frequency roll-off that compensates for proximity effect and prevents the “boomy” sound often associated with close pick-up.


The tight supercardioid pattern, with null points at approximately 125 degrees, provides maximum isolation from other vocalists or instruments while offering minimal off-axis coloration.


It is worth noting that the Beta 87 operates on phantom power.

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  • Type: Electret Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Power: 11 - 52V DC 
  • Frequency Response: 50 - 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 100 Ω +/- 20%
  • Sensitivity: 2 mV/Pa
  • Max SPL: 117dB
  • Self Noise: 23.5 dB (A-weighted)