By: Shure
Microphones, Headphones & Wireless systems
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Kick Drum Microphone
The Shure Beta Microphone Series 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 BETA52A 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.
Premier live performance microphone with Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability
Modified supercardioid pick-up pattern for maximum gain before feedback and superior rejection of off-axis sound
Tailored frequency response specifically shaped for kick drums and bass instruments
Neodymium magnet for greater sensitivity and higher output
Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration
Dent-resistant, steel mesh grille and enamel coated die-cast metal construction resist wear and abuse
Studio quality performance, even at high SPL
Built-in stand adapter with dynamic locking system and XLR connector simplifies setup and provides greater flexibility
Cartridge Type Dynamic (moving coil)
Frequency Response 20 to 10,000 Hz
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Output Impedance 150 ohms
Sensitivity (at 1kHz, open circuit voltage) -64 dBV/Pa (0.6 mV); 1 Pascal=94 dB SPL
Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD, 1k ohms load) 174 dB
Polarity Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
Weight Net 0.605 kg (1.35 lbs)
Connector Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male

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