PGA81 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

Professional quality microphone ideal for acoustic instrument performance and recording.

Best suited to: Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Instruments, Drum Overheads, Percussion
Condenser Cardioid

The PGA81 cardioid condenser instrument microphone is a professional quality flat-response microphone featuring highly durable design and construction that delivers excellent sound. Ideal for use in sensitive acoustic instrument performance and recording, the PGA81 comes with a swivel adapter, carrying pouch and choice of with XLR cable, or without. Phantom power required.

Available SKUs

PGA81-LC Microphone, clip, stand adapter, and pouch (Less cable)
PGA81-XLR Microphone, clip, stand adapter, pouch and 15 ft (4.6 m) XLR-to-XLR cable


  • Flat-response microphone cartridge design for clear reproduction of acoustic instrument sound sources in more sensitive environments.
  • Cardioid polar pattern picks up audio from the source while rejecting unwanted noise
  • New compact design with black metallic finish and grille for unobtrusive visual presence
  • Available with and without XLR Cable for flexibility in gear choice
    • With 15 ft (4.57 m) XLR-XLR cable
    • Without cable
  • Stand adapter for mounting to a microphone stand
  • Zipper pouch included for additional protection during storage or transport
  • Legendary Shure quality design and construction for exceptional performance in rigorous environments

Tech Specs

Further Technical Specs

Output Impedance 600 Ω
Polarity Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
Connector Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male
Power Requirements 48 VDC phantom power (2.0 mA)

In the box

  • Zipper pouch
  • 25 ft (7.6 m) XLR-to-XLR cable (Part No: C25J)

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