The SM86© is a unidirectional (cardioid) condenser vocal cartridge for professional use in live performance. An extremely rugged cartridge, the SM86 withstands the rigors of touring while delivering a clear, studio-quality sound.
A cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise. The built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise, and a two-stage pop filter reduces wind and breath"pop" noise. Frequency range 50-18,000.