BETA Series Bass / Kick Drum Microphone
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Shure Incorporated
Mac & Win
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The Shure Beta 52™ A is a high output dynamic microphone with a tailored frequency response designed specifically for kick drums and other bass instruments. It provides superb attack and "punch", and delivers studio quality sound even at extremely high sound pressure levels.


The Beta 52A features a modified supercardioid pattern throughout its frequency range to insure high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted sound. A built in dynamic locking stand adapter with an integral XLR connector simplifies installation, particularly if the microphone is to be placed inside a kick drum. The stand adapter keeps the microphone position fixed and resists slipping, even when subjected to sharp blows and strong vibrations. A hardened steel mesh grille protects the Beta 52A from the abuse and wear associated with touring.

Optimized for low-frequency punch and high SPL handling, the Beta 52A's supercardioid design provides maximum isolation. For kick drum and other bass instruments.

Frequency response shaped specifically for kick drums and bass instruments

Built–in dynamic locking stand adapter with integral XLR connector simplifies setup, especially inside a kick drum

Supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of unwanted noise

Studio quality performance, even at extremely high sound pressure levels

Hardened steel mesh grille that resists wear and abuse

Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration

Neodymium magnet for high signal–to–noise ratio output

Low sensitivity to varying load impedance

Shure quality and reliability


Dynamic (moving coil)


Frequency Response

20 to 10,000 Hz


Polar Pattern

Supercardioid, rotationally symmetrical about microphoneaxis


Output Level (at 1,000 Hz)

Open Circuit Voltage: -64 dBV/Pa* (0.6 mV)

*1 Pa = 94 dB SPL



Rated impedance is 150 ohms (45 ohms actual) for connectionto microphone inputs rated low Z



Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage onpin 2 with respect to pin 3


Maximum SPL

174 dB at 1000 Hz (calculated)



Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)



Silver blue enamel-painted die cast metal with hardened,matte-finished steel grille


Adjustable, Locking Stand Adapter

Integral, dynamic locking, adjustable through 180 degrees,with standard 5/8"-27 thread


Net Weight

605 grams (21.6 oz)

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