Shure Beta 52A Instrument Microphone - Tailored for Kick Drum and Bass Instruments

Item # MICBETA52
| Mfg # BETA52A
| UPC # 042406112833
Our Price: $189.00
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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.

  • 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
  • Type : Dynamic (moving coil)
  • Frequency Response : 20 to 10,000 Hz
  • 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
  • Net Weight : 605 grams (21.6 oz)
For over 20 years, Beta Microphones have been the choice of top touring and recording professionals for reproduction of fine details in demanding acoustic environments. Each specialized model is precision-engineered with high output neodymium-equipped capsules for focused, accurate reproduction of the intended sound source. With superior construction, low handling noise and high gain before feedback, Beta redefines sensitivity and control for essential, expert sound reinforcement.
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  • *****
  • Kick it!
  • October 26, 2016
  • By: Gerald

This is an exceptional kick drum microphone. It is super durable. You will get a great thud/boom sound from this. It even looks cool! Can be used on bass amps, as well.

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  • *****
  • Awesome for the kick
  • April 21, 2015
  • By: Paul

This thing is built perfectly for on-stage kick drum reinforcement. It's got a balanced response and can be EQ'd to fit the exact sound a drummer wants coming out of the PA system. It's also incredibly sturdy and road-worthy!

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  • *****
  • Great Mic
  • March 06, 2015
  • By: Andy

This mic is a staple for drum mic kits. It has a really nice tone, and more of a boom than a thud, when compared with other kick mics. It sounds really good on a floor tom, and surprisingly good on a bass cabinet as well.

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  • *****
  • Favorite Kick Mic
  • February 21, 2012
  • By: Drum Dept. Manager

after years of playing I keep coming back to this mic - super reliable and versatile. this mic gives me a consistent sound from recording to playing live. Super rugged. this mic alone shows why shure is the industry standard.

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Tel: (847) 600-2000; Email:; Shure Website | Warranty Info; 2 years Parts and Labor

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With a history of audio innovation begun by Sidney Shure in Chicago in 1925, Shure has turned a passion for making great audio electronics into an obsession. The SM57 and SM58 are considered to be the two best-selling mics in the world. Shure also offers wireless systems and headphones.
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