Shure launches new Nexadyne 8/C dynamic microphone with groundbreaking Revonic technology

Shure has launched a new cardioid microphone, the Shure Nexadyne 8/C Dynamic Vocal Microphone. It features Shure’s new patented Revonic dual-engine transducer technology.

Cardioid microphone

The Nexadyne 8/C Dynamic Vocal Microphone is a live performance microphone for professional vocalists. It features a cardioid polar pattern. This means that it is most sensitive to sounds coming from in front, with a pickup angle of around 130 degrees. It is also very effective at rejecting sound from behind it. In addition, Shure has also launched a supercardioid version of the new mic, the Nexadyne 8/S Dynamic Vocal Microphone. This has a narrower front pickup angle of 115 degrees, so will focus your audio recording even more.

Revonic technology

The Nexadyne microphones use Shure’s new Revonic Dual Transducer Technology. The transducer is the part of the microphone that converts sound into an electrical signal. Most dynamic microphones are designed with only one transducer. However, the Revonic Technology uses two precisely matched transducers. Shure says that these transducers work together to enable exceptional signal clarity, reducing the need for typical corrective EQ. In addition, they minimize unwanted noise, especially handling noise and mechanical vibration.


The Nexadyne 8/C Dynamic Vocal Microphone has a frequency response from 50 to 20,000 Hz. It also has an output impedance of 300 Ω and a sensitivity of –54.0 dBV/Pa. The Nexadyne 8/C has a standard three-pin XLR connector. In addition, it has a die-cast aluminum housing which is painted black, and a dent-resistant hardened grill. The mic weighs 9.1 ounces (258 g). The supercardioid Nexadyne 8/S has an impedance of 450 Ω and a sensitivity of –51.0 dBV/Pa. It’s also a little heavier at 10.3 ounces (294 g). Wireless capsule versions of both the Nexadyne 8/C and 8/S are available for use with Shure handheld transmitters.

What we think

Shure has a well-earned reputation for high-quality microphones and audio equipment. With the new Revonic Dual Transducer Technology, the Nexadyne microphones are sure to be another popular product delivering great sound. These new mics are designed for live performances by vocalists so aren’t suitable for video audio recording. However, hopefully Shure will introduce the Revonic technology to its range of microphones for content creators and sound recordists.

Pricing and availability

The Nexadyne 8/C Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone and Nexadyne 8/S Supercardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone are available now. They both retail at $299.

Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.

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