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  • disco xldisco xl

    Shure PG81Published on 06/07/07 at 13:39
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    I want a good microphone as background music for a choir of around 45 people have already .j try the experience in the outside with a sm 58 but this has not been conclusive. I count on you to have valuable advice disco xl patrick

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  • Le_ChamoisLe_Chamois

    For recovery instrument or choir

    Shure PG81Published on 01/08/13 at 12:47
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    Micro recovery condenser instrument or choir

    OVERALL OPINION

    10 years of use.
    Test conducted indoors:
    Micro 8 m from the speaker means exactly what it says on the condition that the person pushes his way a bit.

    Very good value for money.

    Is unfortunately not bundled with one Bonette anti wind.

    Micro relatively sensitive, think of cutting the track when it is not used because it takes everything within reach.
  • chauchau33chauchau33

    Good mood micro

    Shure PG81Published on 10/05/12 at 14:37
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    Good mic for taking atmosphere and especially the chorus.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 5 years with a +48 V phantom power mixer. I did not use a 1.5V battery

    I like it well for the resumption of choirs.

    I use other models of the brand AKG but I know no ref.

    Very good quality / price ratio for this microphone quality and worth around € 120.
  • AlanForPresidentAlanForPresident

    good stage mic

    Shure PG81Published on 06/28/12 at 15:13
    This mic is a great stage mic condenser small diaphragm mic that should be used in live situations. It doesn’t have to be used in live situations but if you want to get the best out of it you should use it as a stage mic. Shure has several mics that are similar to this one in many aspects and im not sure why they have made so many mics that are so similar. The normal price for this mic is 160.00 which is not bad for a great stage and live mic. You may find it used somewhere but you wont see much of a price drop if you do. 160 dollars is worth the price paid for this mic because it puts out a great quality and it is very durable and it’s a Shure mic. Shure makes great quality products not ju…
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    This mic is a great stage mic condenser small diaphragm mic that should be used in live situations. It doesn’t have to be used in live situations but if you want to get the best out of it you should use it as a stage mic. Shure has several mics that are similar to this one in many aspects and im not sure why they have made so many mics that are so similar. The normal price for this mic is 160.00 which is not bad for a great stage and live mic. You may find it used somewhere but you wont see much of a price drop if you do. 160 dollars is worth the price paid for this mic because it puts out a great quality and it is very durable and it’s a Shure mic. Shure makes great quality products not just mics and if you every have something go wrong you can always call them and they will work out a solution with you.


    OVERALL OPINION

    The mic should be used in live situations on acoustic instruments. The cardioid polar pattern picks up all of the sound that it will out put from directly in front of the mic making it difficult to record unwanted sounds coming from other instruments or external things that may be going on. Jut think about if you where onstage and the mic was picking up stuff from the sides and other members on stage. The overeall output would be horrible. That is why this mic is design to pick up sound directly in front of it.

    Great mic at a great price, but like I said Shure has made so many different versions of this mic im not sure why they have done that but they did. So you would probably need to try a few out before you found the one you wanted.
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  • Jcl30rmwJcl30rmw

    Super thin and versatile!

    Shure PG81Published on 05/18/12 at 03:40
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    Shure PG81 for miking drums in overhead
    Very good definition on cymbals and hi-hat
    but also very balanced in the midrange to capture the toms!
    So, make a backup battery in the "atmosphere" is very easy: a PG52 at the entrance of the bass drum, a PG56 or SM57 on the snare and 2 in PG81 overhead and the sound is there!

    OVERALL OPINION

    used for 5 years
    before, I had Shure 16A. They largely take the comparison!
    Acquired with the briefcase of Shure drum mics.
    Good quality / price ratio in this range entry / mid-range

    With the proper definition and balanced mids, make a backup battery in the "atmosphere" is very easy: a PG52 at the entrance of the bass drum, a PG56 or SM…
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    Shure PG81 for miking drums in overhead
    Very good definition on cymbals and hi-hat
    but also very balanced in the midrange to capture the toms!
    So, make a backup battery in the "atmosphere" is very easy: a PG52 at the entrance of the bass drum, a PG56 or SM57 on the snare and 2 in PG81 overhead and the sound is there!

    OVERALL OPINION

    used for 5 years
    before, I had Shure 16A. They largely take the comparison!
    Acquired with the briefcase of Shure drum mics.
    Good quality / price ratio in this range entry / mid-range

    With the proper definition and balanced mids, make a backup battery in the "atmosphere" is very easy: a PG52 at the entrance of the bass drum, a PG56 or SM57 on the snare and two PG81 overhead and in the sound is there!

    I would do without hesitation that choice
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  • pulvoniumpulvonium

    Shure PG81Published on 03/25/12 at 13:29
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    Ambience mic.
    Well designed and strong enough.
    It lacks a small mark clearly visible whether the switch is ON or OFF.
    The first time I struggled to find how to open it ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought two copies of this microphone to add sound batteries, with an SM57 and a Beta 52.
    This mic is a range lower than my other two elements. I had at that time not afford to put another 1000 euros in two overheads.
    Well finally they s'n out perfectly! And they know how many other things that the overhead.
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    Ambience mic.
    Well designed and strong enough.
    It lacks a small mark clearly visible whether the switch is ON or OFF.
    The first time I struggled to find how to open it ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought two copies of this microphone to add sound batteries, with an SM57 and a Beta 52.
    This mic is a range lower than my other two elements. I had at that time not afford to put another 1000 euros in two overheads.
    Well finally they s'n out perfectly! And they know how many other things that the overhead.
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  • TguiralTguiral

    Shure PG81Published on 05/20/04 at 10:38
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    Micro electrostatic
    phantom power supply or battery

    overhead miking, acoustic instruments ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 6 months now
    I really like the cot reliable shure microphones as comfortable on stage and in the studio
    if you push too of breath but there's not a Neumann 120 Euros for the nine micro holds the road much more than
    I had an old unmarked before the electret and the difference is enormous! pass as a wax recording of the beginning of the century an Alesis hard drive of the current ... day and night
    be good value for quality: stable, clear, versatile ...

    I'm about to buy the same pair of overhead, my choice is made!
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    Micro electrostatic
    phantom power supply or battery

    overhead miking, acoustic instruments ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 6 months now
    I really like the cot reliable shure microphones as comfortable on stage and in the studio
    if you push too of breath but there's not a Neumann 120 Euros for the nine micro holds the road much more than
    I had an old unmarked before the electret and the difference is enormous! pass as a wax recording of the beginning of the century an Alesis hard drive of the current ... day and night
    be good value for quality: stable, clear, versatile ...

    I'm about to buy the same pair of overhead, my choice is made!
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  • jarviscockerjarviscocker

    Shure PG81Published on 01/03/07 at 04:59
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    Overhead microphone for drums

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use these picros for 1 year and I admit that the price is not bad at all!
    The microphone is accurate for this very specific sound recording, but it is the midrange.
    Previously I had the Audio Technica ATM10 I consider equivalent to pg81.
    Very good value for money
    advisable for beginners as well as sound engineer / sound engineer confirmed (with a small budget)
  • chanmix51chanmix51

    Shure PG81Published on 11/11/07 at 05:25
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    I use the PG81 to make the sound of an old classical guitar.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This is my first (true) micro and after 6 months, I am frankly not. It is directional and trs trs sensible. The only thing I can blame him is not seen well on the switch, if it is on or not. Otherwise it's perfect.
  • BeeOneBeeOne

    Shure PG81Published on 11/24/08 at 02:40
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    Initially more of a micro "instrument", but I use it to add sound to a church choir of a dozen people and it works very well! Typical distance: 1-2 meters of the group.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Used for several days, I appreciate very robust appearance (metal body), ease of implementation (+48 V not required, which suits me much because in the PA system of the church or singing is no phantom, so saves me a preamp dedicated implementation very simple).

    The sound is just fine for this type of application. Good sensitivity, the sound is right and honest, decent output levels (including battery operation). Of course we must not leave it too close to the singer if he takes too many plosives…
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    Initially more of a micro "instrument", but I use it to add sound to a church choir of a dozen people and it works very well! Typical distance: 1-2 meters of the group.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Used for several days, I appreciate very robust appearance (metal body), ease of implementation (+48 V not required, which suits me much because in the PA system of the church or singing is no phantom, so saves me a preamp dedicated implementation very simple).

    The sound is just fine for this type of application. Good sensitivity, the sound is right and honest, decent output levels (including battery operation). Of course we must not leave it too close to the singer if he takes too many plosives and sibilance, but it's not a lack of micro, c capacitor technology which means ca. It has the great advantage of being relatively narrow in directivity, which great issues minimos feedback / snap even with a lot of gain. Finally, it has an On / Off button that allows to switch off between songs with a very low switching noise, almost inaudible, which is great practice for my use. In short I am quite delighted with this choice, it was exactly what I needed.

    The level of defaults, it lacks an LED indicator on / off and battery status, but hey c no big deal. Super Q / P, this choice I would do again in a heartbeat!
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  • TaigongTaigong

    Shure PG81Published on 01/10/11 at 02:11
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    Microphone for sound recording. Overhead condenser type.

    Ideal for miking group or background. Requires the presence of phantom power at the table.

    Shooting distance of its 1-2 m (after it becomes difficult to have a good sound)

    OVERALL OPINION

    Good microphone with satisfactory performance. The microphone sensitivity is very correct and it is not necessary to push too amplification at the table to get good sound.

    Good value for money.
  • moosersmoosers

    Shure PG81Published on 03/19/09 at 11:53
    The Shure PG 81 is a small diaphragm condenser microphone suitable for use both in the recording and on the stage. Unlike most condenser microphones, it is designed for use on the stage and will excel in this situation over the studio. It has a cardioid polar pattern pick up and a standard XLR output. It is designed mostly for use in the live setting, as it has a battery to power it that it comes with if you don't have phantom power at a show. Its sturdy design and on/off switch also make it a great candidate to use on the stage.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been using the Shure PG 81 both on the stage and in the studio for the last two or three years. I have found that it is best suited …
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    The Shure PG 81 is a small diaphragm condenser microphone suitable for use both in the recording and on the stage. Unlike most condenser microphones, it is designed for use on the stage and will excel in this situation over the studio. It has a cardioid polar pattern pick up and a standard XLR output. It is designed mostly for use in the live setting, as it has a battery to power it that it comes with if you don't have phantom power at a show. Its sturdy design and on/off switch also make it a great candidate to use on the stage.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been using the Shure PG 81 both on the stage and in the studio for the last two or three years. I have found that it is best suited for picking up acoustic instruments during a live show. I have also used it in the studio a few times, but find that it doesn't pick up as much detail as I would like for a studio mic. For this reason, I would really only recommend the PG 81 for those looking for a condenser microphone to use for live sets. It is a great option for acoustic guitars that aren't acoustic-electric and don't have pick ups, and also excels on other acoustic stringed instruments like banjo and mandolin. As far as condenser microphones go, this is about as cheap as they will get, and while I wouldn't normally recommend using condenser mics for live use, this is designed for playing out and does a great job in this situation. I haven't used too many other condenser mics for live shows, so I'm not sure what I could compare it to. Its heavy build and good sound quality make it a great option to bring out to shows for picking up acoustic instruments.
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