How does the SM57 differ to the Beta57A?FAQ #5513
Question:How does the SM57 differ to the Beta57A?
There are several differences between the two mics. Here are the most relevant ones:
Polar pattern: Beta 57A = supercardioid; SM57 = cardioid
Output level: Beta 57A is 4dB hotter than SM57
Handling noise: Beta 57A has less handling noise than the SM57
Grille: Beta 57A has a hardened grille that is very difficult to dent
Frequency response: Beta 57A has extended low and high end compared to SM57