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Shure BETA181-C Side Address Instrument Microphone
Product #3962 | SKU BETA181-C
Special Order Usually ships in 8 - 12 Weeks
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Shure BETA181-C Side Address Instrument Microphone

Product #3962 | SKU BETA181-C
Special Order Usually ships in 8 - 12 Weeks

Product Features
  • Side Address Cardioid Capsule
  • Interchangeable Capsule Design
  • High SPL Handling
  • Wide Frequency Response
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Product Details
  • Product: #3962
  • SKU: BETA181-C
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The BETA 181/C Cardioid Compact Side-Address Instrument Microphone from Shure is a durable, small diaphragm, electret condenser microphone with an interchangeable capsule design. The Beta 181/C ships with a cardioid capsule for drum overhead, piano, and acoustic instrument applications, as well as an M/S stereo technique (paired with BETA 181/BI). The microphone features a wide frequency response and rugged build, making it great for the stage and recording studio.


  • BETA 181/C for drum overhead, piano, and acoustic instrument applications, as well as an M/S stereo technique (paired with BETA 181/BI)
  • 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)


Analogue Performance
Transducer Electret Condenser
Diaphragm 1.36" / 34.54 mm
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 73.5 dB
Equivalent Noise Level 20.5 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL 151.5 dB SPL
Impedance 110 Ohms
Sensitivity 2.4 mV/Pa
Dynamic Range 131 dB
Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
Operating Current Consumption 2.4 mA
Operating Voltage 11 to 52 V
Length 124.46 mm
Diameter 20.32 mm
Weight 145 g

Australian Shipping Via DHL
DHL offers a great express shipping service to Australia from New Zealand. We are proud to be able to offer express shipping to main cities on the east coast of Australia, within the same timeframe ( If not quicker ) than local Australian courier companies. Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, service standards for these main centers was overnight. However these services have been impacted greatly, and as such the overnight service has been suspended. Overnight shipping will likely resume once things have returned to normal.

Qualifying main centers include:

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Adelaide

Whilst this service is extremely efficient and will likely be delivered within 1-2 days 99.9% of the time, it cannot be guaranteed. In the case where something were to go wrong with your delivery and it doesn’t arrive within the specified time frame, in most cases it will be delivered by the next day.

While not all major cities are eligible for overnight delivery, they still benefit from this great service. Other centers throughout Australia will have a typical delivery ETA of 2-4 days. (Excluding rural delivery address where this ETA can be extended to an additional three or more days).

If you require urgent shipping and you don’t reside in one of the cities stated above, please contact us and we can find a solution that works best for you.

Please Note: Shipping via DHL is not available to PO boxes and/ or parcel boxes etc.

In The Box

  • Shure BETA181-C Side Address Instrument Microphone
  • A57F Microphone Clip
  • Foam Case Assembly for BETA181 Condenser Microphone
  • A181WS Replacement Foam Windscreen for Beta 181 Microphone


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  • Product: Shure BETA181-C Side Address Instrument Microphone
  • Manufacturer: Shure
  • Model: BETA181
  • SKU: BETA181-C
  • RM Product #: 3962
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Element Type: Condenser
  • Warranty: 2 year manufacturer warranty (excluding consumable e.g. lithium-ion batteries).