Shure SM86 Vocal Condenser Mic

Manufacturer: ShureSku: SM86
Limited Stock
Price: NZ$509.00
SoundStore Price: NZ$475.00
Delivery: $10 per order
or $15 for Rural Delivery

The Shure SM86 is a unidirectional (cardioid) condenser vocal microphone for professional use in live performance. An extremely rugged microphone, the SM86 withstands the rigours of touring whilst delivering studio-quality sound. 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 noise. The SM86 is an excellent selection for use with both stage monitors and personal in-ear monitors.


  • Condenser cartridge for studio quality sound
  • Tailored frequency response for a clear reproduction of vocals
  • Rugged construction withstands the rigours 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
  • Break Resistant Microphone Clip (A25D), Microphone Bag (26A13) and 5/8 inch to 3/8 inch Thread Adapter (31A1856) included with this microphone


  • Transducer Type: Condenser (electret bias)
  • Frequency Response: 50 to 18,000 Hz
  • Output Impedance: 150 Ohms at 1 kHz, Recommended minimum load impedance: 600 Ohms
  • Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz) Open Circuit Voltage: –50 dBV/Pa (3.15 mV) (1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)
  • Output Clipping Level, 1000 Ohm Load at 1,000 Hz: +3 dBV (1.41 V)
  • Maximum SPL (at 1,000 Hz), 1000 Ohm load (1% THD): 147 dB
  • Self-Noise: 23 dB typical, A-weighted
  • Dynamic Range (1000 Ohms): 124 dB (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 71 dB at 94 dB SPL (IEC 651)
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of the output connector
  • Power - Phantom Supply Requirement: 11 to 52 Vdc, positive at both pins 2 and 3
  • Current Drain: 5.2 mA
  • Connector: Three–pin (XLR) Male
  • Case: Dark gray enamel-painted steel with matte-finished silver colored steel grille
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x .95" (183 x 24mm) (Length x Diameter)
  • Weight: 278 grams (9.8 oz)

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