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Shure Beta 52A Kick Drum Microphone  From Shure

High output dynamic microphone with a tailored frequency response designed specifically for kick drums and other bass instruments

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$189.00

Retail:  $236.00

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LDC Kick Drum Mic Shootout: Neumann U47 FET vs Bock iFET vs Soyuz SU-019

In this video we present an LDC kick drum microphone shootout using the Neumann U47 FET, the Bock iFET and the Soyuz SU-019. Can you tell which one's which? If you are interested in hearing the results and/or getting ahold of the audio files from this shootout, give us a shout, we'd love to hear from you!

Manufacturer's Description from Shure


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.

Features

  • Frequency response shaped specifically for kick drums and bass instruments 
  • Builtýin 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 signalýtoýnoise ratio output 
  • Low sensitivity to varying load impedance 
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability
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About Manufacturer

Since 1925, musicians and music enthusiasts around the world have chosen Shure with confidence in the unparalleled sound and performance of our products. For forty years and counting, the Shure SM58 has been the most popular vocal microphone in the world, revered for its natural sound and famed durability. Our wireless microphones are synonymous with innovative technology and bulletproof reliability. And our award-winning earphones are redefining the audio experience for the most discerning listeners. But Shure stands for more than quality products. We are passionate about enabling performances that engage, energize and inspire audiences -- performances that help shape the course of history. Shure was there when Elvis stepped into Sun Studios and when JFK vowed to put a man on the moon. We've been on the world's biggest stages, from Live Earth to the Oval Office, ever since. Shure is also passionate about getting it right. We work tirelessly to develop flawless products and support them with the best customer service in the industry. In fact, in everything we do, we are committed to delivering a great audio experience -- because that's the true measure of legendary performance.

Specifications

Type
Dynamic (moving coil)
Frequency Response
20 to 10,000 Hz
NOTE: The curve in the graph shows on-axis 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)

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Beta 52A Spec Sheet (Includes Polar Pattern Graphs)

Beta 52A User Guide