Excellent microphone designed for use with amplified or acoustic instruments. Compact grille design.

from $139.00

The Shure BETA®57A is a high output supercardioid dynamic microphone designed for professional sound reinforcement and project studio recording. It maintains a true supercardioid pattern throughout its frequency range. This insures high gain-before-feedback, maximum isolation from other sound sources, and minimum off–axis tone coloration. 

Excellent for acoustic and electric instruments as well as for vocals, the extremely versatile Beta 57A dynamic microphone provides optimal warmth and presence. Typical applications include drums, guitar amplifiers, brass, woodwinds and vocals. 


Bass Amp

Guitar Amp

Leslie Speaker

Acoustic String Instruments


Drums / Percussion

Microphone Type


Simple, rugged diaphragm/coil. handles extreme volume levels without distortion.

Polar Pattern


Screens unwanted sound sources. Ideal for individual instruments in a multi-microphone setting, or single sources in noisy environments.

Frequency Response


Smooth, extended response. Tuned to accentuate specific types of instruments or voices.

Form Factor


Model Line


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  • Tailored frequency response provides drums, guitars, vocals, and horns with studio quality sound
  • Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain-before-feedback and superior rejection of off–axis sound
  • Hardened steel mesh grille that facilitates use of proximity effect and resists wear and abuse
  • Neodymium magnet for high signal–to–noise ratio output
  • Minimally affected by varying load impedance
  • Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability
Dynamic (moving coil)
Frequency Response
50 to 16,000 Hz
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid, rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency.
Output Level
Open Circuit Voltage -51 dBV/Pa* (2.8 mV) *1 Pa = 94 dB SPL

    A55HM Snap-in "Shock Stopper" Mount

    Shock Stopper Isolation Mount/Swivel Adapter, Half Mount, for SM57, SM58, Beta 57A, Beta 58A, Beta 87A, Beta 87C or any Shure tapered handle mic.

    from $45.00

    RK320 Beta 56A and Beta 57A Microphone Replacement Grille

    Factory original dent-resistant replacement grille for Beta 56A and Beta 57A wired microphones.

    from $38.00

    R174 Cartridge for Beta 56 & Beta 57A

    Replacement cartridge for Shure Models Beta 56 and Beta 57A supercardioid dynamic microphones.

    from $115.00

    A57AWS Locking Microphone Windscreen

    Locking microphone windscreen reduces unwanted breath and wind noise. For use with the Shure Beta57A microphone. Available in black.

    from $10.00

    A55M Shock Mount Microphone Clip

    Isolation mount and swivel adapter securely attaches Shure models SM57, SM58, SM86, Beta57A, Beta58A, Beta87A, and Beta87C to standard microphone stands.

    from $25.00

    A25D Microphone Clip

    Break resistant microphone clip that securely mounts the SM58, SM57, SM87A, Beta 87A, Beta 87C and all other microphones with 3/4-inch and larger handles to a standard microphone stand.

    from $6.00