Shure Beta 58A Handheld Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone

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Shure Beta 58A Handheld Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone
Key Features
  • Supercardioid Polar Pattern
  • Dynamic Element with Neodymium Magnet
  • High-Output Electronics
  • 50 Hz to 16 kHz Frequency Response
The Shure Beta 58A is a handheld supercardioid dynamic microphone offering enhanced midrange and controlled proximity effect for optimal reproduction of vocals, speech, and instruments in concerts, public address, houses of worship, and live stage applications. Its dynamic capsule utilizes a neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise levels and is shock-mounted to reduce handling noise. It requires no power source and delivers a frequency response of 50 Hz to 16 kHz with a gentle boost above 3 kHz.
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Shure Beta 58A Overview

The Shure Beta 58A is a handheld supercardioid dynamic microphone offering enhanced midrange and controlled proximity effect for optimal reproduction of vocals, speech, and instruments in concerts, public address, houses of worship, and live stage applications. Its dynamic capsule utilizes a neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise levels and is shock-mounted to reduce handling noise. It requires no power source and delivers a frequency response of 50 Hz to 16 kHz with a gentle boost above 3 kHz.

The supercardioid polar pattern is maintained across the mic's frequency range, allowing it to consistently reject sound at its off-axis points and deliver high immunity to feedback. The XLR 3-pin output ensures compatibility with most microphone preamps, mixer inputs, and portable PA systems. The durable metal Beta 58A ships with a mic clip, threaded adapter, and storage bag.

Uniform supercardioid polar pattern delivers tight directionality, high gain before feedback, and enhanced rejection of off-axis sound at points 120 degrees to the rear of the mic
Advanced pneumatic shock-mounted system effectively minimizes transmission of handling noise and stand-transferred vibrations
Neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise output
Hardened steel mesh grille resists wear and abuse
Minimally impacted by varying load impedance
UPC: 042406054720

Shure Beta 58A Specs

Microphone
Form FactorHandheld
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleDynamic
Polar PatternSupercardioid
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 16 kHz
Impedance290 Ohms
Sensitivity-51.5 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Physical
MountingMic Clip, 5/8"-27 Female, 3/8"-16 Female (Included)
Included CaseZipper Pouch
Included FiltersNone
Dimensionsø: 1.97 x L: 6.3" / ø: 50 x L: 160 mm
Weight9.92 oz / 281.23 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.37 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.15 x 4.95 x 3.35"
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question

how does this compare to SM58?
Asked by: Anonymous
Neither is better or worse both microphones are characterized by outstanding sound and performance. However, each model has key fundamental strengths suitable for different applications. The supercardioid polar pattern of the Beta58A is less susceptible to feedback when using correctly placed stage monitors, however the cardioid pattern of the SM58 offers a wider sweet spot and is a little easier to use for beginner performers. Due to its neodymium magnet, the Beta 58A has greater sensitivity and a 4dB hotter output than the AlNiCo magnet in an SM58. The Beta58 has an extended low-end and high-end compared to the SM58; depending on the style/tonal characteristic of your voice, you may or may not benefit from this feature. The SM58 has a bit more of a warmer sound to it, whereas the Beta58A is certainly a bit brighter. In short, the Beta58A is no doubt an upgrade for many applications, but in some scenarios, these upgrades can also be a hindrance making the SM58 the better tool for the job.
Answered by: Product Rep Shure Expert
Date published: 2020-02-29

Would this be a good mic for a podcast? Or do you ...

Would this be a good mic for a podcast? Or do you have other recommendations?
Asked by: Kelly
The Beta 58 is a great sounding microphone that can be used in different applications, however this is mainly used to capture vocals for live sound. For podcast I would recommend one of the microphones in the links bellow, the first gives you the ability to connect the microphone through a interface to the computer but it also has a USB output to use it straight into the computer without additional hardware. The second microphone link it's one of the best sounding mics for a podcast and it has become the standard in the industry. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1593379-REG/shure_mv7_k_mv7_mic.html?sts=pi&pim=Y https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/225820-REG/Shure_SM7B_SM7B_Cardioid_Dynamic.html?sts=pi&pim=Y
Answered by: leticia
Date published: 2021-03-09

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Where is it made? ( made in )
Asked by: Pedro W.
This item is made in Mexico.
Answered by: Yaakov B.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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