Shure Beta 87A Handheld Condenser Micophone at a Glance:
- Durable, and great sounding handheld condenser mic
- Tuned for live vocals
- Great noise and feedback rejection
- Built like a tank
- Low handling noise
- Full-range frequency response (50Hz to 20kHz)
- Requires +48V phantom power
Superb sound quality
Engineered to exacting standards, Beta 87A unites the best of studio and stage. With its condenser design and supercardioid polar pattern, the Beta 87A reveals nuance and subtlety in a microphone optimized for the most demanding live environments. The choice for the world's most accomplished vocal performances, Beta 87A microphones capture vocal subtlety with extraordinary detail to deliver clear articulation, functional flexibility and precise vocal reproduction for live performance.
Built for a loud stage
One shortcoming of a lot of condenser mics is their inherent nature to capture everything around them, resulting in terrible feedback and lack of control in a loud environment. The Beta 87A counters this with it's supercardioid pickup pattern, accepting only the closest and most direct signal sources. You'll be amazed how well they do standing right infront of a loud set of monitors. And Beta 87A microphones offer consistency across all frequencies, providing more gain before feedback, and minimizing proximity effect.
Like any other Shure mic, the Beta 87A is built to withstand just about anything. Shure mics are renowned industy-wide for being virtually indestructable. All of their designs go through the same durability testing from drops, to humidity, to heat tests, and more! Shure mics are one of the top choices for live performance worldwide for one very simple reason: They perform night after night, no matter how rough it gets.
What Shure Says...
The Shure BETA®87A is a premium quality supercardioid hand-held electret condenser vocal microphone with exceptionally smooth frequency response and high sound pressure level capability. Used for professional sound reinforcement, broadcasting, and studio recording applications, the Beta 87A combines superb performance with the ruggedness needed for touring and field production. The Beta 87A features a controlled low-frequency roll-off that compensates for proximity effect and prevents the “boomy” sound often associated with close pick-up. The characteristic Shure presence rise brightens the upper midrange. The tight supercardioid pattern, with null points at approximately 125 degrees, provides maximum isolation from other vocalists or instruments while offering minimal off-axis coloration. The Beta 87A operates on phantom power.