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Shure BETA 52A Kick Drum Microphone

BH #SHBETA52A • MFR #BETA 52A
Shure BETA 52A Kick Drum Microphone
Key Features
  • For Kick Drum & Bass Instruments
  • Dynamic; Supercardioid Polar Pattern
  • High SPL Handling
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 supercardioid polar pattern ensures the highest possible gain before feedback while minimizing noise at the off-axis sections of the microphone. A built-in locking stand adapter with an XLR connector simplifies installation when placing the mic inside of a kick drum and its steel mesh grille protects the element from damage.
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Shure Beta 52A Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Tailored Frequency Response
  • 3Supercardioid Polar Pattern
  • 4Neodymium Magnet

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 supercardioid polar pattern ensures the highest possible gain before feedback while minimizing noise at the off-axis sections of the microphone. A built-in locking stand adapter with an XLR connector simplifies installation when placing the mic inside of a kick drum and its steel mesh grille protects the element from damage.

Tailored Frequency Response
The low-frequency response makes 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.
UPC: 042406112833

Shure Beta 52A Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsLive Sound, Studio Recording
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesElectric Bass, Kick Drum
Sound FieldMono
CapsuleDynamic
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenNone
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 10 kHz
Maximum SPL174 dB SPL
Impedance150 Ohms
Sensitivity-64 dBV/Pa
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Physical
MountingMounting Thread (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female
Construction MaterialMetal, Steel Wire Grille
Dimensionsø: 3.75 x H: 6.41L: 4.45" / ø: 95.25 x H: 162.81L: 113.03 mm
Weight21.6 oz / 605 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.22 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.15 x 5.5 x 3.8"

Shure Beta 52A Reviews

A Standard

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-15

Recently decided to mic up my kit for recording. I'm not a drummer, I'm a guitar player, but I sometimes do record myself playing drums when I'm working on a project. I did not own a bass drum mic so I ordered this from B&H. It's great. I also used it to record the speaker cab for my bass. Came out great.

Nice kick mic

By Lennon A.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-01-14

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

Premium kick drum mic

By Emeka M.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-07-13

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

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