The Shure SM86 Vocal Condenser Microphone provides the crisp, accurate performance of a great studio condenser mic for on-stage applications! The Shure SM86 is a cardioid condenser vocal mic for professional use live on stage. The SM86 provides studio-quality sound yet withstands the rigors of touring. The tailored frequency response of the SM86 reproduces vocals with clarity. A cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise. The built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise, and a two-stage pop filter reduces wind and breath Pop noise. The SM86 requires 11-52V phantom power. Its frequency response is 50Hz-18kHz. The SM86 is an excellent choice for use with both stage monitors and personal in-ear monitors. SM86 Wins 2003 TEC Award Shure Incorporated was honored Sunday, October 12, 2003, when the SM86 Vocal Microphone won the TEC Award for Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement. The Shure SM86 is a unidirectional (cardioid) condenser vocal microphone for professional use in live performance. An extremely rugged microphone, the SM86 withstands the rigors of touring while delivering studio-quality sound. Shure SM86 Features Condenser cartridge for studio quality sound Tailored frequency response for a clear reproduction of vocals Rugged construction withstands the rigors of touring sound Cardioid polar pattern minimizes unwanted background noise Excellent choice for stage monitors and personal in-ear monitors Built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise Two-stage Pop filter reduces wind and breath noise
Condenser elements are more sensitive resulting in greater output level, frequency response and dynamics.
11 to 52 Vdc Phantom Power is required. (Phantom power needs to be used in order for this microphone to operate properly.)
The Cardioid pattern reduces off-axis signal resulting in greater performance around stage monitors, loud instruments etc.
An internal windscreen reduces noise caused by wind and breath sounds.