Miniature Cardioid Drum Microphone

Precision-engineered with integrated gooseneck, XLR preamplifier, and A75M Universal Microphone Mount.


  • Uniform cardioid polar pattern provides maximum gain-before-feedback and rejection of off-axis sound for smooth high-end response and control
  • Precision-engineered design features integrated preamplifier and XLR connector to maximize setup efficiency while minimizing stage clutter
  • Frequency response tailored for drums and percussion applications with a wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments
  • Flexible gooseneck for precise placement and easy adjustment
  • Ships with A75M Universal Microphone mount with quick release, for versatile and secure instrument and/or stand mounting
  • Furnished with snap-fit windscreen and zipper pouch

Shure BETA 98AMP: Instrument Microphone with integrated preamp



  • Electret Condenser

Frequency Response

  • 20 to 20,000 Hz

Polar Pattern

  • Cardioid

Output Impedance

  • 150  Ω


at 1kHz, open circuit voltage, typical

  • -50.5 dBV/Pa(2.5 mV)[1]

Maximum SPL

  • 1 kHz at 1% THD[2]
2500 Ω load 157.5 dB SPL
1000 Ω load 153.0 dB SPL

Signal-To-Noise Ratio[3]

  • 63 dB

Dynamic Range at 1kHz

2500 Ω load 126.5 dB
1000 Ω load 122.0 dB

Clipping Level at 1 kHz,at 1% THD

2500 Ω load 12.5 dBV
1000 Ω load 7.5 dBV

Self Noise

equivalent SPL,A-weighted,typical

  • 31.0 dB SPL-A

Common Mode Rejection

10 Hz to 100 kHz

  • ≥60 dB

Power Requirements

  • 11–52 V DCphantom power[4], 5.5  mA


  • Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3

Net Weight

  • 130  g(4.6oz.)


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