The Beta 98H/C miniature cardioid condenser microphone
clamps onto the bell of wind instruments or onto
the rim of percussion instruments.
The integrated gooseneck and ratcheting swivel joint allows the mic to be
easily positioned and secured, and an isolation shockmount
reduces the transmission of instrument vibrations.
Featuring a highly consistent cardioid polar pattern, the
Beta 98H/C provides high gain before feedback and
smooth off-axis rejection. It’s ability to handle extremely
high sound presure levels (SPL) makes it ideal for live
sound reinforcement on a variety of instruments.
Type: Electret Condenser
Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Output Impedance: 150 Ω
Sensitivity (at 1 kHz, open circuit voltage): −56 dBV/Pa (1.6 mV) 1 Pascal=94 dB SPL
Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD, 1kΩ load): 155 dB SPL (typical)
Equivalent Output Noise (A-weighted): 31 dB SPL (typical)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (referenced at 94 dB SPL at 1 kHz): 63 dB (S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise) A-weighted
Dynamic Range: 124 dB
(at 1 kHz, 1 kΩ load):132 dB
Preamplifier Output Clipping Level (1% THD): 3 dBV (1.4 V)
Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
Power Requirements: 11 to 52 Vdc phantom