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Shure SM81 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Shure SM81 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Shure SM81 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Shure SM81 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Shure SM81 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Shure SM81 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Sale price
$399.00
Regular price
$499.00

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Industry-standard Acoustic Guitar Mic… and More!

If you’ve been looking for a versatile, precise, and rugged mic, you’ve found it. The Shure SM81’s uniform cardioid pickup pattern achieves maximum gain before feedback onstage, while offering excellent off-axis rejection in a myriad of applications. Besides being an industry-standard microphone for acoustic guitar, this small-diaphragm condenser’s ruler-flat frequency response offers natural-sounding reproduction of other acoustic instruments, such as mandolin, violin, and banjo. It also performs admirably as drum overheads. What’s more, it exhibits impressive SPL handling, enabling it to effortlessly tackle loud sources. A 3-position highpass filter switch and lockable -10dB pad round out the SM81’s robust features. Boasting durable vinyl-coated steel construction, the SM81 includes a swivel adapter, foam windscreen, and carrying case.

Superior build quality ensures top-shelf sound

The Shure SM81 offers top-shelf performance in an endless array of applications and environments. Its uniform cardioid pickup pattern offers exceptional isolation with minimum off-axis coloration, while its ultra-smooth response curve ensures accurate sonic reproduction of anything you put in front of it. It exhibits low noise and high output, along with a negligible level of distortion over a wide range of load impedances. Low RF susceptibility mitigates radio interference. What’s more, the SM81 features super-rugged vinyl-coated steel construction and is field-usable in an infinite range of temperature and humidity conditions.

An industry standard with pro-level features

The SM81 is teeming with pro-level features. A 3-position switch allows you to adjust the low-frequency response of the microphone (flat, 6dB, or 18dB/octave roll-off), which is ideal for minimizing wind noise, room noise, and proximity effect. A lockable -10dB pad enables you to use the SM81 to capture extra-loud sources without altering the mic’s frequency response.

Shure SM81 Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Small-diaphragm condenser microphone with ruler-flat frequency response
  • Industry-standard acoustic guitar mic — just point it at the 12th fret for instant album-ready sound
  • Also excels on other acoustic instruments and as drum overheads
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern offers exceptional isolation with minimum off-axis coloration
  • Ultra-smooth response curve ensures accurate sonic reproduction
  • Exhibits low noise and high output, plus a negligible level of distortion over a wide range of load impedances
  • Low RF susceptibility mitigates radio interference
  • 3-position low-frequency response switch (flat, 6dB, or 18dB/octave roll-off) minimizes noise and proximity effect
  • Lockable -10dB pad for capturing extra-loud sources without altering your frequency response
  • Durable vinyl-coated steel construction
  • Field-usable in an infinite range of temperature and humidity conditions
  • Includes a swivel adapter, foam windscreen, and carrying case

Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!

With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturer's stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!

Please contact us if you have any questions!

Shipping

Items purchased from our store will typically ship out within 1 business day of receiving payment. UPS Ground, FedEx, or USPS, fully insured, will be used for shipping instruments and large items. Items over $300 will require a signature.  Apartment addresses will have a mandatory signature requirement.

Payments

Paypal

We accept PayPal and will only ship to confirmed ship-to addresses listed on the PayPal account.

Credit Cards

We accept Visa, Discover, Mastercard, and American Express. The shipping and billing address must match in order for us to ship the item to that address.

Payments via Reverb are safe and secure too!

Financing

We offer 0% financing and extended terms on many of our items.  Please contact us if you have any questions about our payment options.

Thank you for looking! :)

Shipping Policy

- We carry most items in inventory so we can ship your items without delay.

Most purchases leave our warehouse within 2 business-days of receipt of your order. Orders received on Friday, Saturday & Sunday will ship out Monday. (Our shipping department is closed on weekends & major US holidays.)

- Some of our items are shipped directly from the supplier. These items may require longer shipping times. Large orders, or orders which include items shipped directly from our suppliers, will arrive in multiple boxes.

- If you live within the continental US you will have the following options and associated shipping & handling costs at checkout:

  • Orders up to $50 – $7.99
  • Most orders over $50 – Free Shipping
  • Some exclusions apply – contact us for expedited and large / heavyweight item shipping quotes

- If a package is not able to be delivered by for any reason and returned to us, the customer will be responsible for the original shipping cost, plus the cost of returned shipping, as well as shipping costs to be resent if you desire.

Orders to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and APO addresses (AA & AP) are shipped the best way based on weight, package size, and location. Please refer below for International Shipping information.

- Once your order has been processed for shipment you will receive shipment notification from via the email you provided at checkout. This email will contain a tracking number and a link to the shipper’s website for your convenience. If you do not receive this notice, please check your spam folders.

- If you received the wrong product, or if it arrives defective or damaged in transit, please contact us within 2 days of receipt so we can assist you to resolve the problem.  All damages incurred during shipment will be the responsibility of the shipping company which delivered the item (Fedex, USPS, or UPS).

International Shipping: 

We proudly ship to countries outside the United States of America: International orders are shipped the best way based on weight, package size, and location.

- All products are charged in USD (United States Dollars). Need help figuring out the rate of our products in your country? This currency calculator is an excellent tool: http://www.xe.com/.

  • All custom fees, taxes and duties are the sole responsibility of the customer.
  • The value of our package will be listed directly on your package as required by custom authorities.
  • The release of your package is at the sole discretion of custom agents.

Due to customs processing, some packages may be delayed delivery.

NOTE: Depending on the shipping that has been chosen, there may or may not be tracking available once your packaged leaves the US. Once the USPS verifies (via tracking/scanning information that is available at usps.com) that the package has left the country, we cannot be held responsible for any missing packages. If there is an issue It is the responsibility of the customer to provide the customer care team with solid, specific information from your countries postal service regarding an order for a refund to be issued. Please keep in mind that international orders may take a bit longer to be received by the customer as we have no control over customs. The buyer assumes all risk and responsibility when placing international orders.

Return Policy

Thanks for shopping at Melody Music Shop, LLC!

If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we’re here to help.

Returns:

- You have 14 calendar days to return an item from the date of purchase.

- To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.

- Your item must be in the original packaging with all original contents.

- Your item needs to have the receipt or proof of purchase.

No credit card refunds will be issued without matching credit card receipt.

- You must have a Return Authorization number to be eligible to make a return via shipment or delivery to us.

- If you received the wrong product, or it arrived damaged in transit, please contact us within 48 hours of receipt so we can assist you to resolve the problem immediately. Any issues after 48 hours of delivery cannot and will not be addressed.

- Your local "luthier" is not God. We have received -numerous- false claims by a customer's local "luthier" (aka Youtube specialist / self-proclaimed master of the universe) that a guitar has a bad neck set, has a warped neck, broken truss rod, looks at them funny, or is just generally not good to them because they want to sell them their own service work or guitar. These claims will not be considered valid and you'll have to take the issue up with the manufacturer that covers the instrument under their warranty policies and procedures. Once the instrument is inspected or evaluated by another "luthier", the instrument is considered altered and void of return. Period. No exceptions.

- All damages incurred during shipment will be the responsibility of the shipping company which delivered the item (USPS or UPS). A claim will be filed immediately and claim number confirmation issued to the recipient. The recipient will hold on to the damaged item and all of its packing contents / materials until the claim has been resolved in one of the following manners: the item is picked up by the shipping company for salvage and the recipient will then be reimbursed in full; the claim is rejected at which point we will seek further evidence to appeal and issue refund upon the case outcome; the shipping company advises us the damages are not their responsibility (at which point we will appeal and seek return of the damaged item for refund / replacement). Any attempt to return the item immediately and not follow these procedure voids any refund / return remedies. Please be advised that all of our outgoing packaging is high-definition video-recorded to avoid claims of damages occurring prior to shipment

- A restocking fee of 30% (or more) will be assessed if an item is not returned in its original sold condition. The return must include the original box, all factory paperwork / case candy, pickguard film, cables, tools, etc. and be un-warranted with the manufacturer. If the customer wishes to return an item they received because they do not like the item (i.e., sound, feel, look), the customer is responsible for shipping costs to and from and those costs will be deducted from the refund amount.

- Pre-Order and special order items may not be cancelled, returned, or refunded
- No returns on harmonicas, kazoos, or microphones.
- Layaways and Layaway payments are non-refundable
- There will be a 15% restocking fee on all instruments, accessories, sound system, and amplifier returns unless exchanging towards another instrument of equal or greater value. Limited to one exchange per customer then customer is responsible for all original fees / shipping costs / etc after that.

If you have any questions, please message us! 😊

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Vendor: Shure
SKU: SM81-LC
UPC: 042406051194

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