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CardioidShure Beta 98AMP

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Beta 98AMP is a variation of the company’s Beta 98A compact condenser. The 98AMP retains the 98A’s electret capsule (Shure p/n RPM98A/C), but moves the built-in preamp to a separate housing, to which the capsule is attached via a gooseneck.

The capsule head is small enough to make positioning easy, even in tight quarters such as toms on a drum kit.

The specs for the 98AMP differ slightly from the 98A.

Beta 98A179Ω4 mV/Pa30 dBA
Beta 98AMP150Ω2.5 mV/Pa31 dBA

The Beta 98AMP ships with Shure’s new A75M Universal Microphone Mount (a drum rim clamp), a mic clip, a zippered pouch (Shure p/n 95A2314), and a “snap-fit” windscreen (p/n 95A2064).

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The mic was released in 2010.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (2.5 mV/Pa; 50 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
150 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 157 dB
Self-noise: 31.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
130g (4.59oz) n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 11–48v

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