0151 448 2080
Order by phone - Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-6:00PM

Select CurrencyYour Basket 0 items | £ 0.00 Checkout

Can't wait to try? why not visit one of our 10 PMT House of Rock sister stores

Shure PG Alta: The Best Microphones for Home Studios?

Published: Tue March 24, 2015  News Feed
The quest for the best affordable microphones for home studio has a very strong new contender - the Shure PG Alta series. This series is an upgrade on the now-discontinued PG series, which has been a popular alternative to the more high-end SM series (which is still the industry standard). The Shure PG Alta microphones are ideal as entry level mics, or as a more affordable choice for those who can't stretch their budgets to the SM range.

Shure PG Alta

Shure are responsible for some of the best mics available today, and the classic SM-series microphones SM58 and SM57 have become the industry standard, worldwide. Despite not being that expensive, there's always people looking for even more affordable mics, but often what you save in terms of money, you'll sacrifice on quality. Shure, as one of the world's leading microphone brands, is well placed to offer something that, while budget-friendly, won't compromise on quality - and here's the PG Alta Microphones!

The PG Alta series offers a comprehensive line of entry level microphones that include advanced design features for professional sound at a budget-conscious price. The perfect introduction to Shure engineering excellence, PG ALTA models are the most accessible Shure microphones for elevating sound quality. The complete family includes 14 new products - - including vocal and instrument microphones, drum kits, and a studio kit - ideal for small venues, aspiring musicians, and home recording sessions.

PG Alta Microphones

“PG ALTA microphones are designed for anyone seeking great sound, durability, and style. They are easy to use and help produce great results across the board,” said Matt Engstrom, Category Director for Wired Products at Shure. “Vocals or instruments, live sound or studio, new form factors – like the side-address PGA181 – and innovative new mounting options, PG ALTA has what you need. The entire line has undergone our rigorous product testing – just like all Shure products – to ensure it performs perfectly, time after time.”

For the first time at this price point, Shure developed a side-address condenser microphone, the PGA181 which is tailored for smooth reproduction of sound sources. The PGA181 is suited for a wide range of applications, including acoustic and amplified instruments, vocals, and live rehearsal recording and performance. Shure is also offering gooseneck condenser microphones - the PGA98D for drums and PGA98H for horns - both featuring a flexible, discrete design with highly durable construction.

Other mics from this series, which are certain to become very popular, are the PGA58 - the PG Alta alternative to the SM58 - and the PGA57, which is the perfect option if you want a more affordable substitute to the SM57.

Related Products

Shure PGA58 Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone

The new Shure PGA58 dynamic microphone is an affordable alternative to the popular SM58,  serving the same purposes but at a more budget-friendly price. It delivers excellent sound for lead and backup vocal performance. Available with various cable options and a discrete On / Off switch. Features: Handheld microphone for lead and backup vocal performance Dynamic cartridge (does not…

Web Price:

62.00

Availability:

in stock
More Info

Shure PGA48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

The Shure PGA48-XLR-E Cardioid Dynamic Microphone for Speech / Vocal includes XLR-XLR Cable, and is an affordable alternative to Shure's popular SM58 microphone for those on a budget. This PG Alta series can be used for karaoke, speech and live vocals wherever buget is an issue, but still delivering Shure quality - it delivers excellent sound, especially for spoken word…

Web Price:

45.00

Availability:

in stock
More Info

Shure PGA48 Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone

The Shure PGA48-QTR-E Cardioid Dynamic Microphone for Speech / Vocal includes XLR-QTR Cable, and is an affordable alternative to Shure's popular SM58 microphone for those on a budget. This PG Alta series can be used for karaoke, speech and live vocals wherever buget is an issue, but still delivering Shure quality - it delivers excellent sound, especially for spoken word…

Web Price:

45.00

Availability:

in stock
More Info

Shure PGA56 Cardioid Swivel-mount Dynamic Snare / tom Microphone

The Shure PGA56-XLR is an affordable microphone ideally suited for snare and tom drums, be it onstage or in a recording environment, delivering a clear sound, with the typical Shure standard of quality.
Additional design highlights include a swivel joint featuring a quick-release latch similar to bicycle component-locking technology for extremely quick and easy positioning, and a tailored…

Web Price:

75.00

Availability:

in stock
More Info

Shure PGA57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone

As the name may suggest, the new Shure PGA57 is a budget-friendly alternative to the popular SM57 microphone. The PGA57 clearly reproduces sound sources in amplified instrument and acoustic drum performance and recording. . Features: Mountable microphone for amplified and acoustic instrument performance and recording, including guitar amps and snare drums Tailored, dynamic cartridge (does not require phantom power)…

Web Price:

62.00

Availability:

in stock
More Info

Shure PGA81 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

The new Shure PGA81 is a condenser microphone that's ideal for use in a wide range of different situations and is a great choice for sensitive acoustic instrument performance and recording. This version comes with an included XLR-XLR cable.
Applications Stereo Recording Piano/Organ Acoustic String Instruments Brass/Woodwinds Choir Drums/Percussion Form Factor Mountable Features: …

Web Price:

130.00

Availability:

in stock
More Info

Shure PGA181 Side-Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Shure PGA181 is a new, high quality cardioid condenser microphone that can be used to capture acoustic instruments, guitar amps, vocals and percussion. Incorporating a side-address construction, cardioid pickup pattern, tailored 50 – 20,000 Hz frequency response and stylish metallic black finish the Shure PGA181 is a versatile condenser microphone perfect for home and commercial studios.  Applications

Web Price:

109.00

Availability:

in stock
More Info

Shure PGA98D-XLR Cardioid Condenser Gooseneck Drum Microphone

This Shure PG Alta series microphone is ideal for drum recording. The PGA98D comes with XLR-XLR cable and drum mount, and offers outstanding quality for the money. Legendary Shure quality construction ensures exceptional performance in rigorous environments. Additional features include a tailored microphone cartridge design for clear reproduction of drum and percussion sound sources. Applications Stereo Recording Drums/Percussion …

Web Price:

119.00

Availability:

in stock
More Info

Shure PGA98H-TQG Cardioid Condenser Gooseneck Instrument Microphone

The new Shure PGA98H is a professional quality wind instrument microphone part of the PG Alta series, which delivers oustanding value for money and comes in different versions. This Shure PGA98H-TQG comes with TA4F Connector for Wireless and has an updated industrial design that features a black metallic finish and grille offering an unobtrusive visual presence. Legendary Shure quality construction…

Web Price:

119.00

Availability:

in stock
More Info

Shure PGA98H Cardioid Condenser Gooseneck Instrument Microphone

The new Shure PGA98H condenser microphone is optimized for woodwind and brass performance and recording. Available with and without a cable. Wireless version also available. Additional features include a tailored microphone cartridge design for clear reproduction of wind instrument sound sources. Applications Stereo Recording Brass/Woodwinds Form Factor Gooseneck Features: Flexible gooseneck microphone with integrated preamplifier for wind…

Web Price:

155.00

Availability:

in stock
More Info

Shure PGADRUMKIT4 Drum Microphone Kit

The new PGADRUMKIT4 Drum Microphone Kit from Shure helps you to choose a perfect, affordable selection of microphones for your drum-kit, perfect for live usage or in the recording studio. This kit is an essential package of professional quality microphones, designed to provide excellent sound for close-mic kick drum, snare and tom performance and recording.
Included in…

Web Price:

269.00

Availability:

in stock
More Info

Shure PGA52 Cardioid Swivel-mount Dynamic Kick-drum Microphone

The Shure PGA52-XLR delivers outstanding value for money, giving you great-sounding results when miking a kick drum.  It was designed to deliver clarity in kick drum and low-frequency performance and recording applications. In taking the utmost care in design and construction, the PG ALTA™ line expands on the promise of exceptional product performance at an affordable price, providing the…

Web Price:

125.00

Availability:

Normally 7-10 Days
More Info

Shure PGA27 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

The Shure PGA27 is a new mic incorporating a side-address construction, cardioid pickup pattern, tailored 20 – 20,000 Hz frequency response and stylish metallic black finish the Shure PGA27 is a versatile condenser microphone perfect for home and commercial studios. The PGA27 is a professional quality instrument microphone with an updated industrial design that features a black metallic finish and…

Web Price:

179.00

Availability:

Normally 7-10 Days
More Info

Shure PGA58 Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone

The new Shure PGA58 dynamic microphone is an affordable alternative to the popular SM58,  serving the same purposes but at a more budget-friendly price. It delivers excellent sound for lead and backup vocal performance. Available with various cable options and a discrete On / Off switch. Features: Handheld microphone for lead and backup vocal performance Dynamic cartridge (does not…

Web Price:

62.00

Availability:

Normally 7-10 Days
More Info

Shure PGADRUMKIT6 Drum Microphone Kit

The PGADRUMKIT6 Drum Microphone Kit is an essential package of professional quality microphones, designed to provide excellent sound for full drum kit performance and recording. Included in the PGADRUMKIT6 are one PGA52 kick drum microphone, two PGA56 drum microphones, one PGA57 instrument microphone and two PGA81 instrument microphones, along with two drum mounts, six XLR-XLR cables, and a carrying case.…

Web Price:

449.00

Availability:

Normally 7-10 Days
More Info

Shure PGA58 BTS Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone

The new Shure PGA58 dynamic microphone is an affordable alternative to the popular SM58,  serving the same purposes but at a more budget-friendly price. It delivers excellent sound for lead and backup vocal performance. Available with various cable options and a discrete On / Off switch. This version comes with XLR-XLR cable and Tripod Boom Stand/
Features: …

Web Price:

72.00

Availability:

Normally 7-10 Days
More Info
 
 
Please select your country/region

Choose the region you are shopping from to view products in your currency.

We have temporarily suspended processing of EUR payments, all orders will be charged in GBP.

Please select your country/region

Choose the region you are shopping from to view products in your currency.