Shure BETA 181 Compact Side-Address Instrument Microphone Kit BETA 181/KIT

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Key Features

  • Beta 181 XLR Preamplifier
  • Interchangeable Condenser Capsules
  • Cardioid, Supercardioid Capsules
  • Bi-Directional, Omnidirectional Capsules

In the Box

  • Shure RPM181/PRE Replacement XLR Preamplifier
  • Shure RPM181/C Cardioid Polar Pattern Capsule
  • Shure RPM181/S Supercardioid Polar Pattern Capsule
  • Shure RPM181/O Omnidirectional Polar Pattern Capsule
  • Shure RPM181/BI Bidirectional Polar Pattern Capsule
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

The Beta 181 Microphone Kit from Shure includes a Beta 181 handheld XLR preamplifier and interchangeable side-address cardioid, supercardioid, bi-directional, and omnidirectional condenser capsules. This line-up of capsules allows you to use the Beta 181 on a variety of sources ranging from drum overheads to piano to acoustic instruments and vocals.

Shure RPM181/PRE Replacement XLR Preamplifier

The RPM181/PRE Replacement XLR Preamplifier by Shure is designed to work in combination with one of four interchangeable capsules for the Shure Beta 181 side-address instrument microphone. The capsules come in cardioid, supercardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional polar patterns making a highly versatile pair.

With a capsule attached, it weighs only 5.1 oz and gets close to any source even in the tightest conditions. Its wide frequency response and high SPL handling is great for miking dual sound sources such as between toms or acoustic instruments. It is also very useful as a mono drum overhead or pair two to create the Blumlein stereo effect.

The RPM181/PRE matched with any of the available capsules performs with little to no crossover distortion and provides exceptional low-frequency reproduction. The pair provides exceptional audio with consistent, textbook-like polar responses resulting in a mic with noteworthy sound and versatility.
  • Works with one of four interchangeable capsules for the Shure Beta 181 instrument microphone
  • The cardioid, supercardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional capsules make this mic highly versatile
  • Weighs only 5.1 oz with attached capsule and captures any source even in the tightest conditions
  • Matched with any available capsule it performs with little to no crossover distortion and provides exceptional low-frequency reproduction

Shure RPM181/C Cardioid Polar Pattern Capsule

The RPM181/C Cardioid Polar Pattern Capsule by Shure is one of four interchangeable capsules for Shure's Beta 181 side-address instrument microphone. It features a locking ring which provides a secure connection with the Shure RPM181/PRE. Paired with this preamp, its compact design weighs only 5.1 oz and gets close to any source even in the tightest conditions. With its wide frequency response and high SPL handling, it's great for piano, acoustic instruments, or used as a drum overhead. It also performs with little to no crossover distortion and provides exceptional low-frequency reproduction.

The capsule is made with a hardened steel mesh grille that resists denting, wear and abuse. Along with its compact form factor, the diaphragm provides exceptional audio with consistent, textbook-like polar responses resulting in a mic with noteworthy sound and versatility.
  • Interchangeable side-address Cardioid capsule for the Shure Beta 181
  • Locking ring provides secure connection between capsule and Shure RPM181/PRE preamp
  • Compact 5.1 oz design gets close to any source even in the tightest conditions
  • Provides wide dynamic range and high SPL handling
  • Performs with little to no crossover distortion and provides exceptional low-frequency reproduction
  • Hardened steel mesh grille resists denting, wear and abuse

Shure RPM181/S Supercardioid Polar Pattern Capsule

The RPM181/S Supercardioid Polar Pattern Capsule by Shure is one of four interchangeable capsules for Shure's Beta 181 side-address instrument microphone. It features a locking ring which provides a secure connection with the Shure RPM181/PRE. Paired with this preamp, its compact design weighs only 5.1 oz and gets close to any source even in the tightest conditions. With its wide frequency response and high SPL handling, it's great for close-miking in performance settings as well as snare drums and acoutsic instruments. It also performs with little to no crossover distortion and provides exceptional low-frequency reproduction.

The capsule is made with a hardened steel mesh grille that resists denting, wear and abuse. Along with its compact form factor, the diaphragm provides exceptional audio with consistent, textbook-like polar responses resulting in a mic with noteworthy sound and versatility.
  • Interchangeable side-address Supercardioid capsule for the Shure Beta 181
  • Locking ring provides secure connection between capsule and Shure RPM181/PRE preamp
  • Compact 5.1 oz design gets close to any source even in the tightest conditions
  • Provides wide dynamic range and high SPL handling
  • Performs with little to no crossover distortion and provides exceptional low-frequency reproduction
  • Hardened steel mesh grille resists denting, wear and abuse

Shure RPM181/O Omnidirectional Polar Pattern Capsule

The RPM181/O Omnidirectional Polar Pattern Capsule by Shure is one of four interchangeable capsules for Shure's Beta 181 side-address instrument microphone. It features a locking ring which provides a secure connection with the Shure RPM181/PRE. Paired with this preamp, its compact design weighs only 5.1 oz and gets close to any source even in the tightest conditions. With its wide frequency response and high SPL handling, it's great for capturing room ambience, string ensembles and used as a mono drum overhead. It also performs with little to no crossover distortion and provides exceptional low-frequency reproduction.

The capsule is made with a hardened steel mesh grille that resists denting, wear and abuse. Along with its compact form factor, the diaphragm provides exceptional audio with consistent, textbook-like polar responses resulting in a mic with noteworthy sound and versatility.
  • Interchangeable side-address Omnidirectional capsule for the Shure Beta 181
  • Locking ring provides secure connection between capsule and Shure RPM181/PRE preamp
  • Compact 5.1 oz design gets close to any source even in the tightest conditions
  • Provides wide dynamic range and high SPL handling
  • Performs with little to no crossover distortion and provides exceptional low-frequency reproduction
  • Hardened steel mesh grille resists denting, wear and abuse

Shure RPM181/BI Bidirectional Polar Pattern Capsule

The RPM181/BI Bidirectional Polar Pattern Capsule by Shure is one of four interchangeable capsules for Shure's Beta 181 side-address instrument microphone. It features a locking ring which provides a secure connection with the Shure RPM181/PRE. Paired with this preamp, its compact design weighs only 5.1 oz and gets close to any source even in the tightest conditions. With its wide frequency response and high SPL handling, it's great for miking dual sound sources such as between toms or acoustic instruments. It can also be very useful as a mono drum overhead or use a pair to create the Blumlein stereo effect. It also performs with little to no crossover distortion and provides exceptional low-frequency reproduction.

The capsule is made with a hardened steel mesh grille that resists denting, wear and abuse. Along with its compact form factor, the diaphragm provides exceptional audio with consistent, textbook-like polar responses resulting in a mic with noteworthy sound and versatility.
  • Interchangeable side-address Bidirectional capsule for the Shure Beta 181
  • Locking ring provides secure connection between capsule and Shure RPM181/PRE preamp
  • Compact 5.1 oz design gets close to any source even in the tightest conditions
  • Provides wide dynamic range and high SPL handling
  • Performs with little to no crossover distortion and provides exceptional low-frequency reproduction
  • Hardened steel mesh grille resists denting, wear and abuse

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