The Shure BETA 52A is a dynamic supercardioid instrument microphone designed for capturing kick drum, acoustic bass, bass amplifiers and other instruments with similar frequency response and sonic character. The BETA 52A features a contoured frequency response, customized for capturing signal registering at low frequencies. The microphone accurately captures the attacks that contribute to the "punch" of the signal. The super-cardioid polar pattern insures the highest possible gain before feedback while minimizing noise at the off-axis sections of the microphone. A built-in locking stand adapter with XLR input simplifies installation when placing inside of a kick drum and it's steel mesh grill protects the element form damage.
Tailored Frequency Response
The low frequency response make it more than suitable for bass drum, acoustic and electric bass capturing.
Supercardioid Polar Pattern
The supercardioid polar pattern delivers the highest possible signal before feedback while minimizing noise at the off axis sections of the microphone.
The Neodymium magnet delivers higher gain levels than that of standard element magnets.
|Transducer||Dynamic (moving coil)|
|Frequency Response||20Hz to 10kHz|
|Maximum Input Sound Level||not specified by manufacturer|
|Power Requirements||dynamic microphone, no power required|
|Output Impedance||Rated Impedance is 150 Ohms (45 Ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low Z|
|Output Connectors||3-pin Male XLR|
|Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)||174 dB at 1000 Hz (calculated)|
|Dimensions||3.750 x 6.406 x 3.750" (95.25 x 162.72 x 95.25mm) LxHxW|
|Weight||605 grams (21.6 oz)|
|Package Weight||2.25 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||10.0 x 5.4 x 3.7"|