Shure PG81-LC Condenser Microphone  

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Sensitive and accurate.

The Shure PG81-LC is a sensitive, flat-response condenser microphone ideal for miking acoustic instruments. Includes a microphone clip, 5/8"-3/8" thread adapter, and a storage bag.

  • Wide, uniform,and flat
  • frequency response
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Resists feedback in high volume settings
  • Condenser cartridge has a lightweight, sensitive diaphragm
  • Powered by AA battery or phantom power Internal shock mount
  • Durable metal construction.
  • On/off switch

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PG81-LC Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Microphone Type: Condenser (electret bias)
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid (unidirectional), symmetrical about axis
  • Frequency Response: 40Hz-18kHz
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of microphone output connector
  • Output Impedance (at 1kHz): 600 ohms
  • Sensitivity (at 1kHz): -48 dBV/Pa, (4.0 mV), 1 Pascal = 94 dB SPL
  • Electromagnetic Hum Sensitivity: -7 dB equivalent SPL in a 1 millioersted field (60 Hz)
  • Switch: Built-in On/Off switch
  • Recommended Input Load Impedance: 800 ohms minimum
  • Output Clipping Level (1 kHz, 1 % THD): : 2000 ohm load, 13 dBV (0.22 V) phantom, -17 dBV (0.14 V) battery
  • Maximum SPL: 2000 ohm load: 131 dB (phantom), 127 dB (battery)
  • Self-Noise (Equivalent SPL): 20 dB typical, A-weighted
  • Dynamic Range (maximum SPL, 2k ohm load, to A-weighted noise level): 111 dB (phantom); 107 dB (battery)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 68 dB (IEC 651)* at 94 dB SPL
  • Power
      Phantom Power:
      • Supply Voltage: 11 to 52 Vdc
      • Current Drain: 2.0 mA max at 52 Vdc
      • Maximum Exteral Voltage Applied to Pins 2 and 3 with respect to Pin 1: +52 Vdc
      • Reverse polarity protected to: 100 Vdc
      Battery Power:
      • Recommended: 1.5 V alkaline AA size (NEDA 15A)
      • Life: up to 10,000 hours
      • Connector: 3-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
      • Case: Steel and brass construction with black painted finish
      • Environmental Conditions: This microphone operates over a temperature range of -20-135 F (-29-57 C) and at a relative humidity of 0 to 95%
      • Weight: 0.55 lb. (250 g) without battery
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      from Solomons, MD

      Comments about Shure PG81-LC Condenser Microphone:

      Less expensive version of an SM-81 but great value for the money. Not as pure a sound as an SM-81, which I also own, but I have used the PG-81 weekly for over five years to mic my acoustic guitar in a church setting, and been happy with the results. Advantages for me are: the sound is excellent; it runs on a battery so I don't need a phantom power source; and I don't have to risk damaging or losing my expensive SM-81 when I play live.

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