Shure BETA 181/C

Adding to cart… The item has been added
Stock Item, Usually Ships Same or Next Business Day

Stock Item: Ships from our shelf quickly in almost all cases when ordered before our ship cutoff times.

Direct Ship: Non-stock item, but normally ships quickly from the manufacturer or alternate warehouse.

Built To Order: Item is custom built per the options chosen and quickly shipped out upon completion.

More On The Way: The manufacturer is experiencing delays, but we'll ship quickly upon arrival.

New Item: We have this on order, the manufacturer hasn't shipped but you'll be in line upon arrival.

Visit our Shipping Page for cutoff times for FREE (USA), UPS, USPS or FedEx.

Visit our Returns Page for info on non-returnable, special order non-stock items.

The Shure Beta 181 is an ultra-compact, small-diaphragm side-address condenser microphone, designed for discreet placement and control in live and studio environments. Featuring interchangeable cardioid, supercardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional capsule options for superior versatility, the small diaphragm design provides superior audio with consistent, textbook polar responses in a form factor small enough to get close to the source in the tightest conditions.

Shure Beta 181 Features

  • Interchangeable polar pattern capsules attach to a compact preamplifier with integrated XLR connections for the ultimate in low-profile application flexibility (Each Beta 181 ships with one polar pattern capsule and one XLR preamplifier. Capsules available separately for custom flexibility.)
  • Precision-engineered, compact side-address design features innovative locking ring to provide secure connection between capsule and preamplifier
  • Frequency response tailored for wide dynamic range applications for use in high SPL environments
  • Furnished with stand adapter, windscreen and carrying case (carrying case will securely protect up to four polar pattern capsules)

Shure Beta 181 Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Output Impedance: 110 Ω
  • Maximum SPL: 1 kHz at 1% THD[2]: 2500 Ω load
  • Cardioid: 151.5 dB SPL
  • Supercardioid: 154.5 dB SPL
  • Omnidirectional: 157.0 dB SPL
  • Bidirectional: 156.0 dB SPL
  • Self Noise equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical:
  • Cardioid: 20.5 dB SPL-A
  • Supercardioid: 22.5 dB SPL-A
  • Omnidirectional: 23.5 dB SPL-A
  • Bidirectional: 23.0 dB SPL-A
  • Power Requirements: 11–52 V DC phantom power, 2.4 mA, maximum
  • Net Weight: 145 g (5.1 oz.)


Our ONE WITH EVERYTHING ZEN WARRANTY extends the standard manufacturer warranty by one year, see our ZEN WARRANTY page for details.