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Shure Beta 91A

Condenser boundary microphone

  • Combination of Beta 91 and SM 91
  • Switchable frequency range for bass drums or piano/ voice applications
  • Polar pattern: half cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 146 Ω
  • 11-52 V Phantom power
  • SPL: 155 dB SPL max (@ 2500 Ohm)
  • Sensitivity: -48.5 dBV/Pa
  • Output: XLR-male
  • Weight: 480 g
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Polar Pattern Half Cardioid
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Shure Beta 91A

Robert814, 14.02.2016
I've been looking at the Shure Beta 91A and the low-mid cut switch at around 400Hz seems like a very useful and appropriate feature. The main doubt was the size and shape of this mic. Fortunately for me it turns out to be only about a quarter of the size I'd expected. (I didn't bother to ask). There is a rather good elastic suspension mounting kit available (not made by Shure though) which enables it to remain mounted inside the bass drum. The Thomann sound samples when compared with other bass drum mics appear to show this as a very clean and clear sounding mic. I usually find these samples very useful and if downloaded and listened to about 20 times in comparison to other mics, you get about an 80% idea of how the mic will actually sound. The technical spec pdf describes this mic as "Half cardioid" and shows a 60° angle above floor/stage pickup area, which is most appropriate and also explains why another reviewer discovered that placing this mic on the floor in front of the bass drum, but moving it back a bit further than normal picked up the whole kit, but with the bass drum strongest - great for in ear monitoring for the drummer (who didn't want too much of the other band members). I am most impressed with the sound when placed on the floor/stage in front of the bass drum at more conventional distances. That gives me the best bass drum sound I've ever achieved to date. Crisp, clean, with a well defined thump and still able to reject unwanted spill over in a live situation.
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Ciaran M., 23.09.2015
This is now my go to mic for kick drum, is great when mic'ing in and out but equally stands it ground when just mic'ing in. Has great amount of attack when used on kick and can reacts very differently when using different placements within the kick drum. The eq cut can be handy if limited on eq options by mixing desk. Surprisingly good results if you stick it on the floor when recording, is good at picking up the sound of a room realistically. Also got good results inside a piano also in a live situation. A must for evey microphone pack!
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