Shure MOTIV MV51 Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

2 Years Local Warranty

Key Features

  • Podcasts, Vlogs, Music, Conference Calls
  • Desktop Mic with Built-In Kick Stand
  • Supplied Cables & Thread Adapter
  • Cardioid for Focused Audio Capture
  • Built-In Real-Time Headphone Monitor
  • 5 x DSP Preset Modes
  • For Mac/Windows, MFi-Certified for iOS
  • Compatible with MOTIV Video App


Record high-quality audio on the go with your computer or iOS mobile device using the silver Shure MOTIV MV51, a USB condenser microphone with a large-diaphragm capsule element, a durable all-metal construction, and an integrated kickstand that's compatible with any standard mic stand. Use it to record the spoken word, sung vocals, and acoustic instruments.

The MOTIV MV51 features a large, 1" condenser cardioid capsule for clear and detailed audio. The mic focuses on capturing the sound directly in front of the mic, with minimal background noise. Five DSP modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, and Loud) automatically handle gain, EQ, compression, and limiting to ensure optimal sound quality without manual tweaking on your part. The mic comes with two USB cables for USB-Type A and USB Type-C connectivity, plus a Lightning cable for iOS connectivity.

Multipurpose USB Mic

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.

All the Accessories You Need

The mic offers an integrated rear kickstand that provides easy positioning on any desktop, though you'll also find a standard 5/8"-27 thread to mount on any microphone stand. Included cables for USB Type-A and USB Type-C connectivity allow for connection to Mac and Windows computers as well as Android devices that have USB Audio Class 2.0 and micro-USB OTG ("on the go") connectivity. The device is also Apple MFi-certified for direct connection to any iOS device equipped with a Lightning port. A lightning cable is also included.

Quality Components, Quality Sound

The mic utilizes an all-metal construction with vintage-inspired design. Its 1" microphone capsule element provides high-quality audio, while the cardioid pickup pattern captures the sound directly in front of the mic.

Intuitive Controls, DSP Settings & Built-In Headphone Jack

The intuitive touch panel on the front allows for fast and easy access to mic gain, headphone volume, DSP mode selection, and mute. The DSP modes Automatically adjusts gain, EQ, compression, and limiting for optimal results. Use the built-in 3.5mm headphone jack for real-time monitoring of your audio.

Compatible with MOTIV Video App

Recording video? Use the MOTIV Video App with this mic for fantastic results.



Form Factor: Desktop / Stand/Boom Mount

Sound Field: Mono

Capsule: Electret Condenser

Diaphragm: 1" / 25 mm

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

High-Pass Filter: None

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

Sensitivity: -39 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz


Output Connectors (Digital): 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: Windows, iOS, macOS/OS X

Mobile Device Compatibility: Compatible with most iDevices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod) through Lightning® interface


Bus Power: USB / Lightning

Operating Voltage: Not Specified by Manufacturer


Colour: Silver

Mounting: 5/8"-27 Female, Surface-Mount

Construction Material: Metal

Dimensions: H: 5 x W: 3.4 x L: 2.8" / H: 128 x W: 86 x L: 70 mm

Weight: 20.3 oz / 574.7 g

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