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Shure PGA81 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

Flat-response microphone cartridge design for clear reproduction of acoustic instrument sound sources in more sensitive environments.
Cardioid polar pattern picks up audio from the source while rejecting unwanted noise
Updated industrial design with black metallic finish and grille for unobtrusive visual presence
Available with XLR Cable (4.57 m)
Stand adapter for mounting to a microphone stand
Zipper pouch included for additional protection during storage or transport
Legendary Shure quality design and construction for exceptional performance in rigorous environments


Introducing the Shure PGA81 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone, an exceptional microphone designed for capturing the natural sound of acoustic instruments. Whether you’re a musician, sound engineer, or music enthusiast, the Shure PGA81 is a must-have for your recording and performance needs.

Crystal Clear Sound Quality

The Shure PGA81 features a cardioid polar pattern that effectively captures sound from the source while reducing unwanted background noise. The condenser microphone also boasts a frequency response range of 40Hz-18kHz, ensuring that every note and detail of your instrument is captured with precision and clarity. The microphone’s high SPL handling capability makes it suitable for use with high-volume instruments like drums and guitar amplifiers.

Durability and Portability

Built with a rugged and durable design, the Shure PGA81 is ready to withstand the rigors of touring and live performances. The microphone’s black metallic finish gives it a sleek and professional look, while its compact size and lightweight design make it easy to transport and set up. Whether you’re recording in a studio or performing on stage, the Shure PGA81 is a reliable and versatile microphone that you can count on.

Easy to Use

The Shure PGA81 is a plug-and-play microphone that requires no special setup or software installation. Simply connect the microphone to your audio interface or mixer, and you’re ready to start recording or performing. The microphone also features a switchable attenuator and bass roll-off, allowing you to adjust the microphone’s sensitivity and frequency response according to your needs.


The Shure PGA81 is compatible with a wide range of audio interfaces, mixers, and recording equipment. The microphone’s XLR connector ensures a secure and reliable connection, while its compatibility with phantom power allows you to power the microphone directly from your audio interface or mixer.


The Shure PGA81 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to capture the natural sound of acoustic instruments with clarity and precision. With its rugged design, crystal-clear sound quality, and ease of use, the Shure PGA81 is the perfect microphone for musicians, sound engineers, and music enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re recording in a studio or performing on stage, the Shure PGA81 is a versatile and reliable microphone that will help you achieve the perfect sound every time.


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