The SM89 is a highly directional condenser shotgun microphone with distant pickup characteristics suitable for on-location film and television production. The SM89 can also be used for theater sound reinforcement, spot news coverage, or wildlife recording.
For clarity and speech intelligibility, a slight presence rise optimizes the high-frequency response to compensate for high-frequency losses. A low-frequency rolloff minimizes pickup of wind, mechanical vibration, ambient noise, and rumble without affecting voice frequencies.
- Type: Pressure Gradient Condenser
- Polar Pattern: Hyper-cardioid
- Power: 48V DC
- Frequency Response: 60 - 20,000 Hz
- Impedance: 100 Ω
- Sensitivity: 22.2 mV/Pa
- Max SPL: 127 dB
- Self Noise: 16 dB (A-weighted)
- Connector: 3-pin XLR