A studio and stage standard small-diapghram condenser, the Shure SM81's detailed, flat response will give you an accurate sonic picture of acoustic sources and more. This workhorse mic has a switchable low cut and 10 dB pad, and of course, includes a clip, windscreen, and case.
The Shure SM81 has long been a must-have microphone for capturing the unique timbre and characteristics of acoustic instruments. Whether you're trying to record that 100-year-old Steinway grand piano you found in your grandpa's attic, or the vintage parlor guitar that's been passed down for generations, you want a mic that can capture every last nuance. The Shure SM81 is that microphone. It's also plenty tough enough for the stage, which is why you'll often see a pair of SM81s hanging over a drum kit.
The SM81 is a cardioid condenser with a wide frequency response and low RF susceptibility that makes it perfect for guitars, pianos, cymbals, mandolins and any other acoustic instruments. Thanks to its extremely low-noise characteristics, you can be sure that the SM81 only picks up the tones you're after.
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