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Shure Beta 56A Instrument Microphone  From Shure

Microphone with frequency response specifically tailored for drums and instruments



Retail:  $199.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Shure

The Shure Beta 56A microphone has a frequency response specifically tailored for drums and instruments. Its extremely uniform supercardioid pickup pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise.

A built-in dynamic locking stand adapter with an integral XLR connector simplifies installation. The stand adapter keeps the microphone securely in place, even if it is struck by a drumstick. Typical Beta 56A applications include close miking of tom-toms and other percussion instruments, as well as guitar amplifiers, brass instruments, and woodwinds.


  • Tailored frequency response provides drums, amplified instruments, and horns with studio quality sound 
  • Builtýin stand adapter with dynamic locking system and XLR connector simplifies setup and provides greater flexibility 
  • Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain-before-feedback and superior rejection of off-axis sound 
  • Compact design reduces stage clutter 
  • Hardened steel mesh grille resists wear and abuse 
  • Neodymium magnet for high signalýtoýnoise ratio output 
  • Minimally affected by varying load impedance 
  • Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration 
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability

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.



Dynamic (moving coil)

Frequency Response

50 to 16,000 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, uniform with frequency

Output Level (at 1,000 Hz)

Open Circuit Voltage -51 dBV/Pa (2.8 mV)

(1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)


Rated impedance is 150 ohms (290 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low Z


Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3


Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)


Silver blue enamel-painted die cast metal with hardened, matte-finished steel mesh grille

Adjustable, Locking Stand Adapter

Integral, dynamic locking, adjustable through 180 degrees with standard 5/8"-27 thread

Net Weight

468 grams (16.7 oz)





Beta 56A User Guide

Beta 56A Spec Sheet (Includes Polar Pattern Graphs)