The silver Shure MOTIV MV51 is a cardioid USB condenser microphone that sports styling reminiscent of the iconic Shure SH55 vocal mic on the outside and high-tech, yet user-friendly electronics on the inside. With a large-diaphragm capsule element, a durable all-metal construction, and an integrated kickstand compatible with any standard mic stand, it delivers high-quality audio for on-the-go recording applications using a Mac/Windows computer. The mic is also MFi-certified and can be used to capture sound to an iPhone or iPad.
The MOTIV MV51 features a large, 1" capsule with for clear and detailed audio, and a cardioid pickup pattern that focuses on capturing the sound directly in front of the mic, with minimal background noise. Five DSP modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, Loud) automatically handle gain, EQ, compression, and limiting to ensure optimal sound quality without manual tweaking on your part. The mic is well suited for capturing virtually any sound source in applications ranging from video conference calls, vlogs, and podcasts, to instrument and vocal recordings, and more.
The intuitive touch panel on the front allows for fast and easy access to mic gain, headphone volume, DSP mode selection, and mute. There is also a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack for real-time monitoring of your audio.
The mic comes with two USB cables for USB-Type A and USB Type-C connectivity, plus a Lightning cable for iOS connectivity.
Durable all-metal construction, vintage-inspired design.
Large 1" microphone capsule element provides best-in-class audio.
Cardioid pickup pattern captures the sound directly in front of the mic.
Five DSP preset modes (speech, singing, flat, acoustic instrument, and loud).
Automatically adjusts gain, EQ, compression, and limiting for optimal results.
Front-panel touch controls for DSP mode selection, headphone volume, microphone gain, and mute.
Built-in headphone output for real-time monitoring.
Integrated rear kickstand provides optimal positioning on any desktop.
Includes standard 5/8"-27 thread to mount on any microphone stand.
Includes cables for USB Type-A and USB Type-C connectivity.
Apple MFi-certified for direct connection to any iOS device equipped with a Lightning port.
Compatible with Android devices that support USB Audio Class 2.0 and micro-USB OTG (On-The-Go) connectivity—not all Android devices are compatible.
Form Factor Desktop / Stand/Boom Mount
Sound Field Mono
Capsule Electret Condenser
Diaphragm 1" / 25 mm
Polar Pattern Cardioid
High-Pass Filter None
Gain Adjustment 0 to +36 dB
On-Board Controls Gain, Headphone Volume, Mic Mute
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL 130 dB SPL
Sensitivity -39 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Connectors (Digital) 1 x Micro-USB (MFi Certified)
Headphone Connector 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Wireless Connectivity None
A/D Conversion 24-Bit
Sample Rate 48 kHz
Digital Signal Processing Sound Presets
Operating System Support Windows, iOS, macOS/OS X
Mobile Device Compatibility iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus
iPad 4th Gen.
iPad Air 2
iPad Mini 1st Gen., 2nd Gen., 3rd Gen.
iPod Touch 5th Gen.
Bus Power USB / Lightning
Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
Mounting 5/8"-27 Female, Surface-Mount
Construction Material Metal
Dimensions H: 5 x W: 3.4 x L: 2.8" / H: 128 x W: 86 x L: 70 mm
Weight 20.3 oz / 574.7 g