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Shure BETA 52A Supercardioid Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone with High Output Neodymium Element

4.8 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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  • 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.
  • Studio quality performance, even a high sound pressure levels
  • Supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of unwanted noise.
  • Low sensitivity to varying load impedance.
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Product Description

The Shure Beta 52A 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.

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Designed specifically for kick drums and other bass instruments, the Shure Beta 52A high-output dynamic microphone provides superb attack and "punch", and delivers studio quality sound even at extremely high sound pressure levels. A successor to the popular Beta 52, the 52A features a redesigned knob and tightening mechanism for more durability and a wider mounting base that can accommodate a larger range of mic stands.



The Shure Beta 52A microphone.
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.

Key Features

  • 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
  • Studio quality performance, even at extremely high sound pressure levels
  • Supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of unwanted noise
  • 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
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability

Specifications

  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid, rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis
  • Output Level (at 1,000 Hz): Open Circuit Voltage: -64 dBV/Pa* (0.6 mV)*1 Pa = 94 dB SPL
  • Impedance: Rated impedance is 150 ohms (45 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low Z
  • Phasing: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
  • Maximum SPL: 174 dB at 1000 Hz (calculated)
  • Connector: Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
  • Case: 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
  • Weight: 21.6 ounces


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Polar pattern.

Product Information

Item Weight 1.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 6.4 x 4.5 x 3.8 inches
Shipping Weight 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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ASIN B0002BACAA
Item model number BETA 52A
Customer Reviews
4.8 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #6,406 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#5 in Musical Instruments > Live Sound & Stage > Microphones > Dynamic Microphones > Instrument
#2,554 in Musical Instruments > Recording Equipment
Date first available at Amazon.com October 2, 2001

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I really like this mic. I have it in semi permanent loan from a friend who used to drum. Initially I did he snobby thing and said "wow look at how boosted the lows and highs are on that mic, I'd rather a natural sounding kick mic"… I'm over the elitist mentality. This mic just sounds right across several genres. For rock, it can capture that kick "click" sound in the high end to cut through a dense mix. Yet for folk or softer music you can do a low pass to it and it instantly becomes warm and mellow. I tried it on an upright bass blended w a CAD m179. Perfect. Cad got the air and presence and this mic got the lows. Lasty, the price is right and I would buy it if I no longer had access to this loaner. Next project, micing a bass cab!!
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I play double bass in a trio, using a combination of pizzicato and arco playing. This microphone works very well, capturing the subtle sounds well (unlike a transducer). I would recommend it for an bass player that uses low-to-moderate volume levels (a microphone will not work well at high volumes due to feedback).
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If you are a musician or a sound engineer, then you know what I mean when I say this mic is the industry staple. It's design, construction and ability is tried and true. My wife purchased this mic for me for my birthday and it works great in my 20X22" Ludwig bass drum. It's fat mid-range allows me to dial in this mic to get a great defined high-end attack with low-end tonal response.

The description of the mic and its condition by the seller was accurate and the seller promptly shipped it upon receipt of my payment. Great mic! Great buy! Great gift!
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I actually used this Mic while on tour with The Wallflowers. I loved the great low-end response!
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Ideal for kick drum and bass guitar, i found that i can use it to record guitar amplifiers with a very deep bassy scary sound. I had tried other brands of this tipe of mic and i can ashure you that this is a great investment
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My son is a drummer and uses this mic for his kick drum. I good sounding and durable unit. Built like a tank and does the job, very responsive, doesn't need phantom power. You'll have this mic your whole career.
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It Shure is the best out there for low end and snap. I believe its BETA than the rest.
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I love this mic. I use it in a kick and although I'm a big fan of a 57 in the kick, there are sounds I can get with the 52 that I can't get from anything else. Use it to mic a little line6 lowdown for bass guitar and you will be really impressed with the recorded sound. I've actually used it on a 15watt 8 inch guitar amp with a 57 and can dial in any sound I want.
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