Availability: 1 in stock

Shure SM81 Instrument Condenser Microphone

Availability: 1 in stock
R7,395.00 R10,525.00
Seen a better price? Let us know!
Small-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with 20Hz-20kHz Frequency Range and 136dB SPL
30% Off. Confirm your order at this great price...


If you've been looking for precise, detailed sound reproduction, you've found it in this fantastic mic from Shure. The SM81 is a world-standard for choir and overhead cymbal applications. Its ruler-flat frequency response can be modified via a bass roll-off switch. A unidirectional design captures all the sound you could want and more.

Shure SM81 Instrument Condenser Microphone at a Glance:

  • Small-diaphragm design with a uniform cardioid pickup pattern
  • Flat, 20-20,000Hz frequency response
  • Switchable onboard -10dB pad
  • Low RF susceptibility
  • Selectable low-frequency response — flat, 6/octave, or 18dB/octave rolloff
  • Rugged steel construction for durability
  • Requires +48V phantom power

What Shure Says...

The Shure SM81 is a high-quality, unidirectional condenser microphone designed for studio recording, broadcasting, and sound reinforcement. Its wide frequency response, low noise characteristics, and low RF susceptibility have made it a standard for applications involving acoustic instruments, especially guitar, piano, and cymbals.

Shure SM81 Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features:

  • 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

    The Shure SM81 is a pro choice for acoustic instrument miking!

                Microphone Type Condenser
                Polar Pattern Cardioid
                Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
                Max SPL 136dB (146dB w/Pad)
                Output Impedance 150 ohms
                Signal to Noise Ratio 78dB
                Self Noise 16dB (A weighted)
                Low Cut Filter 80Hz (-18dB/octave), 100Hz (-6dB/octave)
                Pads -10dB
                Connector XLR
                Weight 1.63 lbs.
                Manufacturer Part Number SM81-LC