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Shure BETA 52A - Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone for Bass Instruments

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The Shure BETA 52A is a dynamic supercardioid instrument microphone designed for capturing kick drum, acoustic bass, bass amplifiers and other instruments with similar frequency response and sonic character. The BETA 52A features a contoured frequency response, customized for capturing signal registering at low frequencies. The microphone accurately captures the attacks that contribute to the "punch" of the signal. The super-cardioid polar pattern insures the highest possible gain before feedback while minimizing noise at the off-axis sections of the microphone. A built-in locking stand adapter with XLR input simplifies installation when placing inside of a kick drum and it's steel mesh grill protects the element form damage.

Tailored Frequency Response
The low frequency response make it more than suitable for bass drum, acoustic and electric bass capturing.
Supercardioid Polar Pattern
The supercardioid polar pattern delivers the highest possible signal before feedback while minimizing noise at the off axis sections of the microphone.
Neodymium Magnet
The Neodymium magnet delivers higher gain levels than that of standard element magnets.
Transducer Dynamic (moving coil)
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz to 10kHz
Maximum Input Sound Level not specified by manufacturer
Power Requirements dynamic microphone, no power required
Output Impedance Rated Impedance is 150 Ohms (45 Ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low Z
Output Connectors 3-pin Male XLR
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 174 dB at 1000 Hz (calculated)
Dimensions 3.750 x 6.406 x 3.750" (95.25 x 162.72 x 95.25mm) LxHxW
Weight 605 grams (21.6 oz)
Shure BETA 52A - Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone for Bass Instruments
  • 5/8" to 3/8" (Euro) Thread Adapter
  • Storage Bag
  • 2 Year Warranty

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    Nice kick mic

    By Mu

    from Houston

    Comments about Shure BETA 52A - Dynamic Instrument Microphone:

    I use this live at work, but it is good for recording as well. I have one in my private collection as well. I prefer it over the D112 personally. There are a few other choices out there, but this is good for the price

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    Premium kick drum mic

    By Emeka Michael

    from ET-Quake Multimedia Nig..Abuja Nigeria

    About Me Professional Musician

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    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Versatile


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      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Shure BETA 52A - Dynamic Instrument Microphone:

      Simply put..My favourite microphone for kick and talking drums.

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