BETA 52A

Kick Drum Microphone

Drum microphone provides low-frequency bass punch and SPL handling. It includes dynamic locking stand adapter for easy set-up, steel mesh grille for durability, shock mount for sound isolation, and neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise ratio.

$189

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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.

  • 1 - 26A21 Storage Bag
  • 1 - 95A2050 5/8” to 3/8” (Euro) Thread Adapter
  • 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

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What does "Beta" mean?
February 23, 2018

Beta is the SECOND letter in the Greek alphabet. The Beta 58 was/is the SECOND (improved) version of the SM58.The term Beta evolved into an entire lin ...

PGA and PG Series Drum Kit Details and Drum Microphone Technique
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Drum mic techniques are described here:Microphone Techniques for DrumsPGADRUMKIT5: kit for beginner/amateur use. Includes PGA52 kick drum mic, three P ...

Connector for Beta 52 drum mic
September 1, 2017

The output of the Beta 52 is a standard 3 pin male XLR. The XLR is at the base of the mic. ...

Difference - Beta 52 vs Beta 52A; Beta 56 vs Beta 56A
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As of October 2002, the Beta 52 and Beta 56 are being replaced by the Beta 52A and Beta 56A.1) The sound of the microphones are the exact same.2) The ...

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