Shure MOTIV MV51 Professional Home Studio Microphone (with USB-A, USB-C and Lightning Cables)

Built tough to take on the go, this condenser mic has smart DSP presets for capturing great sound, and USB and Lightning cables to record to your devices.

Shure MOTIV MV51 Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (with Lightning and USB-A Cables)

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With DSP modes for vocals, speech, guitar and more, the MOTIV MV51 mic is a demo-making, podcasting workhorse! Plug directly into your Mac, PC or iOS device.

The Shure MOTIV MV51 Digital Large-Diaphragm condenser microphone is specifically engineered for high fidelity audio capture, seamlessly integrating via iOS, Android, Mac and PC devices to provide studio-quality home recording and videoconferencing. The 1 inch capsule element provides unmatched audio results, which are easily monitored in real-time via the built in 1/8" (3.5mm) headphone output. Additionally, the MV51 utilizes a unique onboard touch panel for real-time access to gain, mute and headphone volume controls.

Additionally, five onboard DSP modes optimize settings for high-quality recording of vocals and instruments, as well as clean and clear audio for videoconferencing. The striking vintage design and durable all-metal construction includes an integrated rear kickstand threaded to work with any standard mic stand for a portable audio solution where convenience is required without sacrificing quality.

Learn how Shure's MOTIV MV88, MV51 and MVi Interface can help you capture audio in this video -- which was recorded using Shure MOTIV gear:


- Apple MFi (Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad) Certified for direct connection to any iOS device without the need for any additional adapters or connection kits.
- Compatible with Android devices that support USB Audio Class 2.0 and Micro-B OTG (On-The-Go) connectivity. Not all Android devices are compatible.
- 5 DSP Preset Modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, Loud)
- Automatically adjusts Gain, EQ, read more Compression and Limiting for polished results
- Front Panel Touch Controls for mode selection, headphone volume, microphone gain, and mute
- Built in Headphone Output for real-time monitoring
- 1" (25mm) Microphone Capsule Element provides best-in-class audio
- Integrated Rear Kickstand provides optimal positioning on any desktop
- Includes standard 5/8" thread to mount on any microphone stand
- Includes (1) Micro-B to USB Cable and (1) Micro-B to Lightning Cable
- All-Metal Construction, vintage-inspired design
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- MFi Certified: Yes
- DSP Modes: (Presets) Speech/Singing/Acoustic/Loud/Flat
- Type: Electret condenser, 1-inch (25 mm)
- Polar Pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid)
- A/D Converter: Up to 24-bit/48 kHz
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
- Adjustable Gain Range: 0 to +36 dB
- Headphone Output: 3.5 mm (1/8")
- Power Requirements: Powered through USB or Lightning connector
- Microphone Mute: Yes
- Mounting Stand: Built-in
- Stand adapter: 5/8", 27-thread (standard microphone stand mount)
- Housing: All-metal construction
- Weight: 574.7 g (20.27 oz.)
- Dimensions: (H x W x D) 128 x 86 x 70 mm
- Includes: one (1) MicroB-to-USB cable and one (1) MicroB-to-Lightning cable

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-516-2525

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted April 18, 2018 by Michael M in Del Rio, TX

"Nice condenser - great for traveling "

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This mic is probably the best for Facebook live. I use it to record vocals with acoustic guitar. The presets are great & the fact that you can set an eq curve, compression, level and limiter settings for each of the 5 presets is great! You can really do a lot with this, and it competes well with some of my other XLR phantom power condensers, which are just too much of a hassle to use for FB live_

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