Shure Beta 52A

Dynamic MicrophoneThe Shure Beta 52A is a dynamic microphone with high output power and a transmission range specially optimised for maximum bass drum punch and accommodating other low-frequency instruments.

It offers a very good response, excellent punch and delivers studio quality even at extreme volume. The superheterodyne characteristics of the Beta 52A ensure maximum isolation of the sound source and high feedback while considerably diminishing background noise.

The adjustable tripod adapter with integrated XLR connector simplifies the positioning of the microphone, especially when used inside the bass drum. At the same time the snap-in tripod adapter holds the Beta 52A securely in place even in hard shocks and strong vibrations. The basket made of hardened steel provides protection against the stresses of the rough stage.

  • Super-cardioid
  • Optimized frequency response especially for bass drum kick and low-frequency instrument pickup
  • High feedback with minimal background noise
  • Portable stand adapter with integrated XLR connector for easy installation, especially in the bass drum
  • Basket made of hardened steel protects against wear and damage
  • Air-sprung vibration absorber protects against impact sound and vibrations
  • Neodymium magnet for high output levels
  • Low sensitivity against different connection impedances
  • Transmission range: 20 - 10,000 Hz
  • Maximum sound pressure: 174 dB SPL (up to 1 kHz, calculated)
  • Output Impedance: 45 Ohm
  • Noise Sensitivity: -64 dBV / Pa (0.63 mV)
  • Weight: 605 g
  • Tripod mount
  • Including bag
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Sturdy mic that sounds great.

Anders A., 01.05.2014
I've used mostly this and the AKG D112 and I have to say I like the Shure Beta 52 better. Even though the frequency response is pretty similar I do prefer the sound coming from the Shure.

The build quality is great, and if feels like you could choose a Beta 52a as you weapon of choice in the coming zombie apocalypse and you'd stand a pretty good chance.

I do wish they had designed the "holder" for the mic a bit differently, I find that the mic is to tall to work good with floor kick stands. But then again I don't have the most flexible of stands.

I have (contrary to the other review) used this on bass amps and I really like it, maybe not as a solo mic, but as a complement (with a 57 and/or a line signal) it's nice, this has been mostly heavily distorted bass. Recording clean bass might very well be different story,
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NIce bassdrum mic

unLaXo, 13.12.2017
This is rugged good mic.
Options for aiming are great.
Sound of kick is punchy, deep and solid. I love that it goes up to 9-10kHz - in rock music you can easily make the drum slam, with the initial click.
For Jazz I recommend D12 (or D112) but for other styles definitely Beta52. Used it on festival and it was great universal kick drum mic.
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