Shure WB98H-C Instrument Mic

Manufacturer: ShureSku: WB98H-C
Limited Stock
Price: NZ$589.00
Delivery: $10 per order
or $15 for Rural Delivery

The Shure Beta WB98H/C for use with wireless systems is a premium cardioid condenser instrumental microphone that clamps onto the bell of wind instruments or onto the rim of percussion instruments. The integrated gooseneck and ratcheting swivel joint allows the microphone to be easily positioned and secured in place, and an isolation shock-mount reduces the transmission of instrument 'key noise' and other mechanical noise. A gooseneck angle brace is included to provide better retention of the microphone placement during more active performances.

The Beta WB98H/C features transformerless preamplifier circuitry, which improves linearity across the full frequency range. The pickup pattern of the Beta WB98H/C provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise. Its high maximum sound pressure level (SPL) enables it to handle the extreme demands of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.

The microphone is supplied with a snap-on windscreen, a storage bag, a gooseneck angle brace, and a cable management device. The WB98H/C features a 1.6m (5.3ft) high-flex cable terminating in a 4-pin mini-connector, for use with wireless bodypack transmitters.p>

Where phantom power is not available, use the Shure WB98H/C with the MX1BP battery-powered preamplifier.


  • The WB98H/C features a 1.6m (5.3ft) high-flex cable terminating in a 4-pin mini-connector, for use with wireless bodypack transmitters.
  • Tailored frequency response for open, natural sound reproduction
  • Compact, lightweight construction provides a low degree of visibility
  • Gooseneck, ratcheting swivel joint, and gooseneck angle brace allow for optimum placement and fixed positioning
  • Legendary Shure ruggedness and reliability


  • Type: Condenser (electret bias)
  • Polar Pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid)
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Output Impedance: 1200 ohms
  • Recommended minimum load impedance: 1 kilohm. May be used with loads as low as 150 ohms with reduced clipping level
  • Output Level (0 dB = 1 volt per Pascal): Open Circuit Voltage -56 dB (1.5 mV)
  • Output Clipping Level (at 1kHz, THD < 1%): -9 dBV (0.35 V)
  • Maximum SPL: 143.5 dB
  • Dynamic Range (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level): 112.5 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 63 dB at 94 dB SPL (IEC 651)
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on microphone diaphragm produces positive voltage on pins 3 and 4 with respect to pin 1 (ground)
  • Recommended Operating Voltage: 5 V (pin 2 to pins 3 and 4)
  • Environmental Conditions: Operating temperatures: -7 degrees C to 49 degrees C (20 degrees F to 120 degrees F)
  • Net Weight: Microphone w/cable and mini-connector (TA4F): 65 g (2.3 oz.)

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