Cardioid vocal microphone offers an extended high frequency response and rugged construction to withstand the rigors of touring. Features include a built-in 3-point shock mount to minimize handling noise and a 2-stage pop filter to reduce wind noise.

Main Features

  •  Condenser cartridge for studio quality sound
  •  Tailored frequency response for a clear reproduction of vocals
  •  Rugged construction withstands the rigors of touring sound
  •  Cardioid polar pattern minimizes unwanted background noise
  •  Excellent choice for stage monitors and personal in-ear monitors
  •  Built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise
  •  Two-stage "pop" filter reduces wind and breath noise


What is the SM86 best suited to?

The SM86 is ideal for a lead vocal artist. It is most suited for performances on stage but is equally at home for use in the studio.

What are the characteristics of the SM86?

The SM86 has a condenser microphone for studio quality sound and a cardioid pickup pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise, making it ideal if working with stage monitors and in-ear monitors. It has an extended high frequency response of 15Hz – 18kHz and a high maximum sound pressure level (SPL) of 124dB. The built-in three point shock mount minimizes handling noise, and a two-stage pop filter reduces wind and breath “pop” noise.

Furnished Accessories

Amount Part Title
1 Break Resistant Microphone Clip Part A25D
1 Microphone Bag Part 26A13
1 5/8" to 3/8" Thread Adapter Part 31A1856

Available Variants


RRP from* £ 175.00 £ 129.00
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Technical specifications

284 g
Height x Width x Depth:
183.0 × 49.0 × 49.0 mm
Frequency Response:
50 Hz – 18 kHz
Frequency Response:
-50.00 dBV/Pa – 3.15 mV/Pa
Equivalent Selfnoise:
23 dB(A)
Sound Pressure:
Maximum SPL (at 1,000 Hz), 1000 ohm load (1% THD): 147 dB, Dynamic Range (1000 ohms), 124 dB (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level)
Transducer Type:
Polar Pattern:
Switchable low cut:
3 Pin XLR
Interchangeable Capsule:
Main Functionality:
Headphone Output:
Requires Phantom Power:
11 to 52 VDC
Frequency Response Curve Image:
Shure Vocal Microphone                     Frequency Response Curve Image


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Wireless Options

Illustration Shure Vocal Microphone

SM86 Wireless Options

As a wireless microphone the SM86 is available in different wireless systems - analog and digital.

Optional accessories

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