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Shure MOTIV MV51 Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Silver)
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The silver MOTIV MV51 from Shure is a 1" capsule large-diaphragm condenser microphone that connects to any Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPod, iPad, and some Android devices for convenient digital recording. It can be used for capturing audio and is equipped with five onboard DSP preset modes and a built-in 1/8" headphone output for real-time monitoring during audio or video applications. 

With a vintage design and a durable all-metal construction, the microphone is built with an integrated kickstand and is compatible with any standard mic stand. A unique onboard touch-panel control provides quick access to gain, mute, and headphone volume adjustments. Includes a 5/8" standard thread to mount on any microphone stand, one Micro-B-to-USB cable, and one Micro-B-to-Lighting cable. The MOTIV MV51 is compatible with the ShurePlus MOTIV Video App.

Key Features

Apple MFi (made for iPhone/iPod/iPad) & certified for direct connection to any iOS device without the need for any additional adapters or connection kits
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 mode selection, headphone volume, microphone gain, and mute
Built-in headphone output for real-time monitoring
1" microphone capsule element provides best-in-class audio
Integrated rear kickstand provides optimal positioning on any desktop
Includes standard 5/8" thread to mount on any microphone stand
Includes one Micro-B to USB cable and one Micro-B to Lightning cable
All-metal construction, vintage-inspired design
Compatible with Android devices that support USB Audio Class 2.0 and USB On-The-Go (OTG) connectivity (not all Android devices are compatible)

ShurePlus MOTIV Video App

  • iOS mobile video application enabling users to record uncompressed audio for video (free download available separately)
  • Features all functionality of MOTIV audio app, including gain control, EQ, and compression
  • On-screen audio metering
  • Choice of video resolution, device dependent (720p, 1080p, 4K)
  • Choice of audio format (WAV, AAC, ALAC)
  • For iOS 10 or later
  • 64-bit iPhone (iPhone 5S and later)

Technical Specifications

Capsule Electret Condenser
Diaphragm 1" / 25 mm
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Unidirectional
Gain Adjustment 0 to +36 dB
On-Board Controls Mic Mute
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz 
Maximum SPL 130 dB SPL
Sensitivity -39 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Connectors 1 x Micro-USB (MFi Certified)
Headphone Connector 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion 24-Bit 
Sample Rate 48 kHz
Digital Signal Processing Sound Presets
Operating System Support Android, Windows, iOS, macOS/OS X
Mobile Device Compatibility iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus 
iPod Touch 5th Gen. 
iPad 4th Gen. 
iPad Air  
iPad Air 2 
iPad Mini 1st Gen., 2nd Gen., 3rd Gen. 
RAM Requirement 64 MB Minimum
Available Port USB 2.0
Bus Power USB / Lightning
Construction Material Metal
Dimensions H: 5.0 x W: 3.4 x L: 2.8" / H: 128.00 x W: 86.00 x L: 70.00 mm
Weight 20.3 oz / 574.7 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.3 x 4.4 x 3.9"

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