Shure WL185 Lavalier Condenser Microphone

The Shure WL185 is a lavalier electret condenser mic designed for general purpose sound reinforcement applications requiring good rejection of ambient noise. When used with a windscreen, pops, and other ambient and unwanted sounds are filtered out.  We highly recommend these capsules for the typical podium and spoken word application when a earset is not appropriate. These microphones have a pickup angle of 130 degrees. All WL185 models include a 1.2 meter (4 foot) cable terminated with a 4-pin mini connector which connects directly to our Shure U1 wireless body-pack transmitter.  Included with each capsule is the tie clip which allows 90 degree of rotation for placement flexibility.

Please note for any wireless lavalier system to function, you require a 3 items, one transmitter, a receiver set to the frequency the transmitter is transmitting, and an input transducer such as this capsule.

Of coarse when this system is rented from us, we will ensure it is ready for your use with two simple connections, one into a wall plug for power, and the other connection into your sound system with a simple microphone cable.  If you require a sound system – we are pleased to assist you with selecting only the required items for your sized venue also.


Condenser (electret bias)

Frequency Response:

  50Hz to 17KHz

Polar Pattern:


Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz):

  Open Circuit Voltage: -45.5 dBV/Pa*  based on *1 Pascal=94 dB SPL*


  1800 ohms

Low Frequency Response Switch Positions:

  Not Applicable

Attenuator Switch Positions:

  Not Applicable


  16 g (0.57 oz)

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