Shure SM81-LC Cardioid Condenser Microphone


Discover the Shure SM81-LC Cardioid Condenser Microphone, designed for precise sound capture. Ideal for studio recording and live performances, the SM81-LC offers exceptional sound quality and durability.

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Enhance your audio recordings with the Shure SM81-LC Cardioid Condenser Microphone, a professional-grade microphone designed for precise sound capture. Known for its flat frequency response, durable construction, and versatile applications, the SM81-LC is an excellent choice for studio recording, live performances, and broadcast applications.

Exceptional Sound Quality

The Shure SM81-LC features a flat frequency response ranging from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ensuring accurate and natural sound reproduction. Its cardioid polar pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise, making it perfect for capturing acoustic instruments, vocals, and overheads with exceptional clarity and detail.

Durable and Reliable Design

Built to withstand the demands of professional use, the SM81-LC boasts a rugged stainless steel construction. Its durable design ensures reliable performance in various environments, from the studio to the stage. The microphone’s low self-noise and high output level further enhance its sound quality, providing a clean and clear signal.

Wide Range of Applications

The SM81-LC’s versatility makes it suitable for a wide range of applications. It excels in miking acoustic guitars, pianos, and orchestral instruments, as well as serving as an overhead microphone for drums and percussion. Its ability to handle high sound pressure levels (SPL) up to 136 dB without distortion makes it ideal for capturing dynamic performances.

Precision and Flexibility

Designed for precise audio capture, the SM81-LC features a low-cut filter and a 3-position switchable pad (0 dB, -10 dB, -20 dB) that provide additional flexibility in different recording scenarios. The low-cut filter helps to reduce unwanted low-frequency noise, while the switchable pad allows you to handle louder sound sources without distortion.

User-Friendly Design

The SM81-LC features a standard XLR connector for easy integration with professional audio equipment. Its slim and lightweight design allows for flexible positioning, making it easy to find the perfect placement for optimal sound capture. The microphone’s low-impedance output provides compatibility with a wide range of audio devices, enhancing its usability.

Trusted by Professionals

The Shure SM81-LC has been a trusted choice for musicians, sound engineers, and audio professionals for decades. Its consistent performance, durability, and superior sound quality have made it a staple in both live sound and recording environments. Whether you’re performing on stage or recording in the studio, the SM81-LC delivers the reliable performance you need.


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