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With a tailored frequency response of 20Hz - 20KHz and a high maximum sound pressure level (SPL) of 125dB, the Beta 98S is perfect for recording a wide range of acoustic instruments. It has a supercardioid pickup pattern providing high gain before feedback. A seperate in-line preamplifier is included as well as a 25ft detatchable cable to go between the pre-amp and the mic. The pre-amp output is through a male XLR socket, and requires phantom power.


  • Tailored frequency response for studio quality performance
  • Wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments
  • Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of off-axis sound
  • Optional A98D drum mount is unobtrusive and versatile, allowing precise positioning of the microphone while holding it firmly in place
  • Compact design reduces stage clutter
  • Detachable cable for easy storage
  • Interchangeable microphone cartridges with different polar patterns are available
  • Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability


  • Transducer Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity (1 kHz): -59 dBV/Pa / 1,1 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent Selfnoise: 35 dB(A)
  • Sound Pressure:
    • @ 1 kO: 156 dB
    • @ 2,5 kO: 160 dB
  • Weight: 12 g
  • Dimensions:
    • Microphone: 11.7 mm x 35.6 mm
    • Preamplifier: 20 mm x 99 mm


  • Storage Bag 
  • Preamplifier 
  • Shock Mount Swivel Adapter 
  • 7.6m lightweight cable
  • Windscreen