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Shure Beta 87C

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  • MSRP: $249


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CardioidShure Beta 87C

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Beta 87C is a handheld condenser vocal mic. It is identical to the Beta 87A, although with a cardioid pickup pattern.

Shure FAQThe 87C was introduced for performers using in-ear monitors. In brief, a cardioid mic is often preferred by in-ear monitor users as it sounds more “natural” with the in-ear mix.

If you use floor monitors, the BETA 87A may be a better choice as it will often provide a bit more gain before feedback than the BETA 87C.

The Shure Beta 87C is also known as: Beta87C, Beta 87C.


Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
Beta 87C Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (2 mV/Pa; 50 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
150 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 139 dB
Self-noise: 22.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
207g (7.30oz) 192mm (7.56'') 51mm (2.01'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 11-52v

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