By: Shure
Microphones, Headphones & Wireless systems
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Headworn Microphone
The Shure Beta Microphone Series BETA 53 is a fully adjustable omnidirectional condenser headworn vocal microphone, designed for applications where unconspicuous appearance and incredible sound quality are required. Its lightweight, adjustable, modular headband, flexible wireframe and soft earpieces provide a comfortable fit while still allowing the Beta 53 to be positioned as close to the left or right corner of the mouth as possible, assuring maximum voice pickup.

The Beta 53 microphone features an extended frequency response and high SPL handling ability. It is uniquely designed to provide the sound quality and performance consistency required for environments such as professional theater, event production, trade shows and seminars.

The BETA53 now features improved RF immunity against cellular and RF devices.

A wireless version is available as the WBH53.

Comfortable, latex-free earforms that hide behind the ears
Thin, non-reflective wireframe that is easily hidden underneath hair
Ultra-thin detachable microphone boom mount for right or left positioning
Interchangeable frequency response caps (mild or high, two pieces each)
Two foam windscreens included
Clothing clip for securing cable
Corrosion resistant
Easy to clean
Durable carrying case for protective storage
Available with either TA4F connectors or tinned leads (no connector) for full wireless system compatibility
Includes In-Line Preamplifier
Cartridge Type Condenser (electret bias)
Frequency Response 20 to 20,000 Hz
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Output Noise (equivalent dBSPL, A-weighted) 39.0 dB typical; 42.0 dB maximum
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 55 dB at 94 dB SPL
Recommended Minimum Input Impedance >1 kilohm
Preamp Output Impedance 136 ohms
Output Level, open circuit, ref. 1v/Pa at 1 kHz -50.0 /- 3.0dB 3.16mV; Maximum Sound Pressure Level; 147 dBSPL at 1% THD/1 kilohm load
Dynamic Range 108 dB (max. SPL with 1k load, minus typical A-wt. noise)
Current Drain 4.6 mA (preamp and microphone)
Output Polarity Positive pressure on the diaphragm produces a positive voltage at= Pin 2 relative to pin 3 at the output connector of the preamp
Power Requirements Phantom power; 11 to 52 Vdc positive on pins 2 and 3, return on pin 1 (ground)
Net Weight 135.35 g (4.75 oz.) microphone and in-line preamp
Cable 1.5 m (5 ft.), small-diameter, shielded, with mini 4-pin connector (TA4F)
WBH53 Available in either black or tan

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