Shure MOTIV MV51/A Large-Diaphragm Cardioid USB Microphone for Computers and iOS Devices

Brand: Shure

Model Number: MV51/A

Product Code: QD1108

Availability: In stock

AED 880.95

The silver Shure MOTIV MV51/A 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.

Specifically engineered for high-quality digital audio capture, the all-digital MOTIV MV51/A large-diaphragm condenser microphone seamlessly connects to any Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android devices for the ultimate in convenience of digital recording.

Equipped with five on-board DSP preset modes to provide optimal recording results, the MV51 includes a unique on-board touch panel control for quick access to gain, mute and headphone volume adjustments. The 1 inch capsule element provides unmatched audio results, which are easily monitored in real-time via the built in 1/8" (3.5mm) headphone output. The striking vintage design and durable all-metal construction includes an integrated kickstand compatible with any standard mic stand, making the MV51 a complete
recording solution when convenience is required without sacrifice.

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



Electret Condenser


1" / 25 mm

Polar Pattern


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


-39 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz

Headphone Connector

1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm

Bus Power

USB / Lightning

Operating Voltage

Not Specified by Manufacturer




5/8"-27 Female, Surface-Mount

Construction Material


Dimensions (H x W x L)                                   

12.8 x 8.6 x 7.0 cm


575  g

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