The Shure BETA 52A is a kick drum microphone optimized for low-frequency bass punch/high-power SPL handling. Designed for kick drum.
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.
Frequency response shaped specifically for kick drums and bass instrumentsBuilt-in dynamic locking stand adapter with integral XLR connector simplifies setup, especially inside a kick drumStudio quality performance, even at extremely high sound pressure levelsSupercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of unwanted noiseHardened steel mesh grille that resists wear and abuseAdvanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibrationNeodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise ratio outputLow sensitivity to varying load impedanceLegendary Shure quality and reliability
Type: Dynamic (moving coil)Frequency Response: 20 to 10,000 HzPolar Pattern: Supercardioid, rotationally symmetrical about microphone axisOutput Level: Open Circuit Voltage: -64 dBV/Pa* (0.6 mV), *1 Pa = 94 dB SPL
April 17, 2019
Great Kick Drum Mic.
This mic is a go to for live and studio kick drum sounds. Its the best modern mic for that job for me. Unless you're going to buy an old D12 or D30, then this is a must have.