BETA 52A Kick Drum Microphone

Optimized for low-frequency bass punch/high-power SPL handling. Designed for kick drum.

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Product Details

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. 

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.

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
Form Factor
Model Line
Type Dynamic (moving coil)
Frequency Response 20 to 10,000 Hz
Polar Pattern Supercardioid, rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis
Output Level Open Circuit Voltage: -64 dBV/Pa* (0.6 mV), *1 Pa = 94 dB SPL
  • R175

    R175 Cartridge for Beta 52

    Direct replacement cartridge for the Shure Model BETA 52 supercardioid dynamic instrument microphone. The R175 offers the same high-quality performance as the original cartridge.

  • RK321

    RK321 Beta 52A Microphone Replacement Grille

    Factory original dent-resistant replacement grille for Beta 52A wired microphones

Software & Downloads

Brochures

File Language Type File Size
BETA Microphone Product Brochure English PDF 3.53 mb

Specification Sheets

File Language Type File Size
Beta 52A Specification Sheet English PDF 884 kb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
BETA 52 User Guide English, French, German, Italian, Spanish PDF 780 kb

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