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

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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MV51/A

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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