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Shure SM81-LC Condenser Instrument Microphone

  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response
  • Flat response curve for accurate reproduction of sound sources
  • Low noise and high output clipping level
  • Low distortion over a wide range of load impedances
  • Cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetric about axis, providing maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sounds
  • Low RF susceptibility
  • Selectable low-frequency response: flat, 6 or 18 dB/octave rolloff
  • 0 dB/10 dB lockable attenuator switch
  • Phantom powering (DIN 45 596 voltages of 12 to 48 Vdc)
  • Rugged steel construction for durability
  • Field-usable over wide range of temperature and humidity conditions
  • 1 – swivel adapter

The Shure SM81-LC condenser instrument microphone is a versatile and high-quality microphone that is ideal for studio recording and live performance. With a wide frequency response and high SPL handling, this microphone is capable of capturing the subtle nuances and rich tones of acoustic instruments like piano, guitar, and drums, as well as wind instruments.


Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Polar pattern: Cardioid
Sensitivity: -45 dBV/Pa (5.6 mV)
Maximum SPL: 146 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio: 78 dB
Impedance: 150 ohms
Connector: XLR
Weight: 230 g
Technology used:
The Shure SM81-LC features a cardioid polar pattern, which provides excellent rejection of off-axis sounds and helps to minimize feedback in live performance situations. The microphone also features a low-mass diaphragm and high SPL handling, which allows it to capture even the loudest instruments with clarity and accuracy.

Where to buy:
You can purchase the Shure SM81-LC condenser instrument microphone from Showgear Online’s musical instruments store in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, or on their website. The price of the microphone is competitive and affordable. Showgear Online offers a wide range of musical instruments and accessories at competitive prices, and their knowledgeable staff can help you find the right equipment for your needs.

Visit our physical musical stores:
If you prefer to shop in person, you can visit one of Showgear Online’s physical stores in Lagos or Abuja, Nigeria, where you can see and test the microphone before you buy it. Their staff is always on hand to answer any questions you may have and help you find the perfect microphone for your needs.

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Shure SM81-LC Condenser Instrument Microphone