Specifications And Features
10.2 x 5.0 x 3.4"
About this item
- Condenser elements are more sensitive resulting in greater output level, frequency response and dynamics.
- 11 to 52 Vdc Phantom Power is required. (Phantom power needs to be used in order for this microphone to operate properly.)
- The Cardioid pattern reduces off-axis signal resulting in greater performance around stage monitors, loud instruments etc.
- An internal windscreen reduces noise caused by wind and breath sounds.
The Shure SM86 is a unidirectional (cardioid) condenser vocal microphone for professional use in live performance. An extremely rugged microphone, the SM86 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. PHANTOM POWER NOTE: The SM86 requires phantom power. This may be supplied to the microphone from an external power supply (such as the Shure model PS1A) or directly from preamplifiers, mixers, or consoles with built-in phantom power. Suitable sources should provide 11 to 52 Vdc phantom voltage. IMPENDANCE NOTE: A load impedance of at least 600 Ohms is recommended. The load may be as low as 150 Ohms, but a reduction in output level and output clipping level will result.