Shure – Legendary Performance
The SM81 is an Industry-standard mic renowned for sonic accuracy in stage and studio performances. Comes with windscreen, no cable. Phantom power required.
The Shure SM81 is a high-quality, unidirectional condenser microphone designed for studio recording, broadcasting, and sound reinforcement. Its wide frequency response, low noise characteristics, and low RF susceptibility have made it a standard for applications involving acoustic instruments, especially guitar, piano, and cymbals.
The SM81 is ruggedly constructed. It operates on phantom power and performs over a wide range of temperatures and humidity conditions. It is furnished with a swivel adapter, attenuator-switch lock, foam windscreen, and case for carrying and storage.
- 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response
- 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
- Low RF susceptibility
- 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)
- Rugged steel construction for durability
- Field-usable over wide range of temperature and humidity conditions
Microphone Type: Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: Flat
Form Factor: Mountable
Model Line: SM
Piano / Organ
Acoustic String Instruments
Brass / Woodwinds
Drums / Percussion
With a history of innovation that began in 1925, Shure Microphones has turned a passion for making great microphones and audio electronics into an obsession. Shure continues to set the worldwide industry standard for superior, reliable products. Shure Radio Company is founded on April 25 by S. N. Shure as a one-man company selling AM radio kits and components. Mr. Shure’s office is located at 19 South Wells Street in downtown Chicago.
THE 1940'S Shure becomes a prime supplier of microphones and headphones to the Allied Forces. The T-17B Shure Microphone becomes the most widely used microphone by the U.S. Army and Navy. Shure develops Bakelite cases for these mics, preventing them from getting too hot to handle in armoured vehicles while conserving scarce metal for the war effort. Shure is one of the largest Original Equipment Manufacturers of phonograph cartridges in the U.S., supplying major companies, such as Philco, RCA, Emerson, Magnavox, Admiral, and Motorola. Shure Brothers Company becomes Shure Brothers Incorporated.
THE 1970'S The SM7 voiceover microphone is introduced. Over the next four decades, it acquires legendary status in radio, television, recording, and podcasting studios worldwide.
Logitech® and Shure Microphones collaborate to deliver exceptional user experiences through superior video collaboration solutions for meeting rooms of all sizes. Are Shure Microphones Good? The Shure SM7B is the go-to dynamic mic for vocals in pro studios around the world. And it should be the go-to mic for home studios as well because it's not that expensive. While it's particularly suited for rock vocals, it's also extremely popular for all varieties of broadcasting.