PGA56 Cardioid Dynamic Snare / Tom Microphone

PGA56 Cardioid Dynamic Snare / Tom Microphone

The PGA56 is designed for clear reproduction of the sound source in close-miking percussion applications. Available with and without a cable.

  • Mountable microphone featuring swivel joint with quick-release latch for snare drum, toms and percussion
  • Dynamic cartridge (does not require phantom power) with cardioid polar pattern
  • Includes PGA56, drum mount (stand not required), zipper pouch and user guide

From $64

Product Details


The PGA56 is a professional quality snare / tom microphone with an updated industrial design that features a black metallic finish and grille offering an unobtrusive visual presence.

Additional design highlights include a swivel joint featuring a quick-release latch similar to bicycle component-locking technology for extremely quick and easy positioning, and a tailored cartridge for clear reproduction of sound sources. Legendary Shure quality construction ensures exceptional performance in rigorous environments.

Microphone Type
Polar Pattern
Frequency Response
Form Factor
Model Line

Available Options

PGA56-XLR Cardioid swivel-mount dynamic snare / tom microphone. AP56DM Drum Mount, XLR-XLR cable.
PGA56-LC Cardioid swivel-mount dynamic snare / tom microphone. AP56DM Drum Mount. Cable not included.
Frequency Response 50–15,000 Hz
Phantom power required? No
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Type Dynamic

Additional specifications are available in the user guide.


    AP56DM Drum Microphone Mount

    Attaches PGA56 Snare / Tom Microphone directly to a drum rim without a mic stand.

    from $18

    C25J 25 foot Microphone Cable

    Hi-Flex 25 foot (7.5 m) microphone cable with chrome XLR connectors, for low-impedance operation.

    from $18

    RPMP56G Replacement Grille

    Black replacement grille for PGA56 Snare / Tom Microphone.

    from $18

Software & Downloads


File Language Type File Size
PG ALTA™ Microphones Brochure English PDF 5.05 mb

Specification Sheets

File Language Type File Size
PGA56 Specification Sheet English PDF 82.8 kb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
PGA56 User Guide English PDF 733 kb

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