Shure Beta 98HC

MSRP: $261.00


Shure Beta 98 H/C Condenser Clip-On Horn Microphone

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The Beta 98H/C™ and the wireless version WB98H/C are premium cardioid condenser instrument microphones that clamp onto the bell of wind instruments or onto the rim of percussion instruments. The integrated gooseneck and ratcheting swivel joint allows the mic to be easily positioned and secured, and an isolation shock-mount reduces the transmission of instrument ‘key noise’ and other mechanical noise. A gooseneck angle brace is included to provide better retention of the microphone placement during more active performances.


Condenser (electret bias)

Frequency Response

20 to 20,000 Hz

Polar Pattern

Unidirectional (cardioid)

Output Impedance

Rated at 150.0 ohms (actual) Recommended minimum load impedance: 1 kilohm. May be used with loads as low as 150 ohms with reduced clipping level.

Output Level (0 dB = 1 volt per Pascal)

Open Circuit Voltage: -56 dB (1.6 mV)

Output Clipping Level (at 1kHz, THD < 1%)

2.5 kilohm load: 11 dBV (3.5 V)

Maximum SPL

2.5 kilohm load: 163 dB

1.0 kilohm load: 155 dB

Dynamic Range (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level)
132 dB (2.5 kilohm load)
Signal-to-noise ratio
63 dB at 94 dB SPL (IEC 651)
Positive pressure on microphone diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of preamplifier output connector.
Recommended Operating Voltage
11 to 52 Vdc Phantom
Environmental Conditions
Operating temperatures: -7 degrees C to 49 degrees C (20 degrees F to 120 degrees F)
Storage temperatures: 29 degrees C to +74 degrees C (-20 degrees F to 165 degrees F)
Relative Humidity: 0 to 95%
Net Weight
Microphone w/cable and preamplifier: 156 g (5.5 oz.)

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 6 × 2.5 in