The Shure Beta 52®A 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.
Type Dynamic (moving coil)
Frequency Response 20 to 10,000 Hz
NOTE: The curve below shows onaxis response at a distance of 2 feet from a uniform sound source. Your response may vary, depending on microphone position.
Polar Pattern Supercardioid, rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis
Output Level (at 1,000 Hz) Open Circuit Voltage: -64 dBV/Pa* (0.6 mV)*1 Pa = 94 dB SPL
Impedance Rated impedance is 150 ohms (45 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low Z
Phasing Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
Maximum SPL 174 dB at 1000 Hz (calculated)
Connector Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
Case Silver blue enamel-painted die cast metal with hardened, matte-finished steel grille
Adjustable, Locking Stand Adapter Integral, dynamic locking, adjustable through 180 degrees, with standard 5/8"-27 thread
Net Weight 605 grams (21.6 oz)