Shure MV51

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Digital large-diaphragm condenser microphone for Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod and iPad

Recording gets real with real-time monitoring and five DSP presets.

The MV51 combines seamless 24-bit/48kHz digital recording, vintage styling and the durability of all-metal construction for grab-and-go portability. A unique touch panel puts gain, mute and headphone volume controls right up front for total control, with positioning flexibility via the built-in kickstand.

Equipped with five onboard DSP preset modes to provide optimal recording results, the MV51 includes the industry’s first touch panel control for quick access to gain, mute, and headphone volume adjustments. The one-inch capsule element provides unmatched audio results, which are easily monitored in real-time through the built-in headphone output.

The striking vintage design includes an integrated kickstand for desktop use and quickly adapts for use with any standard mic stand.

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MFi Certified Yes
DSP Modes (Presets) Speech / Singing / Acoustic / Loud / Flat
Transducer Type Electret Condenser (25 mm)
Polar Pattern Unidirectional (Cardioid)
Recording Quality Up to 24bit/48 kHz
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Adjustable Gain Range 0 to +36 dB
Sensitivity -39 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz [1] [2]
Maximum SPL 130 dB SPL [2]
Headphone Output 3.5 mm (1/8″)
Power Requirements Powered through USB or Lightning connector
Phantom Power
Mic Mute Switch Yes
Mounting Stand Built-in
Stand Adapter 5/8″ 27 thread mount (standard mic stand mount)
Housing All metal construction
Net Weight 574.7 g (20.27oz.)
Dimensions 128 x 86 x 70 mm H x W x D
Cable 1 m USB cable,1 m Lightning cable

Made for iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation).

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MOTIV Digital Products

All Shure MOTIV microphones, as well as the digital interface, come with assorted DSP modes to ensure great sound. Designed to support entry-level users seeking better audio quality, MOTIV’s user-selectable DSP modes—speech, singing, flat, acoustic instrument, and loud— set audio parameters behind the scenes. By using DSP modes to specify what is being recorded, select models automatically adjust the audio processing by setting gain, EQ, and compression for the best recordings, every time.

“MOTIV tips its hat to the look and feel of Shure legendary products while offering the latest in modern technology and connectivity,” said Matt Engstrom, Category Director for Wired Products at Shure. “We created MOTIV products to be an easy way for anyone to record high-quality sound directly onto many mobile and USB devices. With high-quality microphones and advanced DSP, they are great sounding and flexible products that live up to the quality standards for which Shure is known.”

ShurePlus MOTIV Mobile App

High quality recording on any Apple lightning device, delivered. The MOTIV app is loaded with smart features for digital recording on the go. It enables 24bit/48khz recording with all MOTIV products along with full control of the MV88 digital stereo condenser mic. Whether you’re music recording, field recording, interviewing or capturing video, the five preset modes (speech, singing, acoustic, loud, flat) automatically adjust gain, stereo width, equalization and compression for pro results. The app also includes advanced features to further optimize your recordings.