Shure SM81 Small-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Shure SM81 Small Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

This cardioid condenser microphone continues to please users and experts everywhere with its transparent and clear sound that's comparable to premium tube microphones. Because of its small diaphragm design, this mic is lighter (1.63 lbs) and easy to position than most, handles loud sound sources better with a max SPL (sound pressure level) of 136dB (146dB w/ the built-in Pad), and as such it captures the nuances of acoustics much better - be it during loud strumming or when carefully fingerpicking. It also makes this mic capable of handling acoustic guitar amplifiers and other loud instruments.