thread: SM81 v. PG81?
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Old 7th November 2008
Gear Nut
SM81 v. PG81?

Alright, I'm in the process of searching for some new choral mics to do live and recording of a 12-15 member male choir. At the moment we use some gooseneck Shure condensers that have awful gain-to-feedback. I've been doing research, and I'm thinking that maybe the SM81 would be a good fit for what we're doing. However, the fact that a stereo pair will cost about $700 new is a bit of a deterrent. So, I was wondering how much different the PG81 is? I've read that it's just slightly less durable and a whole lot cheaper, but otherwise sounds very similar. Would it be a good analog to the SM81? I'm thinking something from Shure's SDC line, and these really appealed to me.