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Shure Beta 52A Kick Drum Mic  

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The Shure Beta 52A Kick Drum Mic is a high-output, dynamic microphone with a frequency response tailored specifically for kick drums and other bass instruments. It provides superb attack and punch, an... Read More

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Overview

The Shure Beta 52A Kick Drum Mic is a high-output, dynamic microphone with a frequency response tailored specifically for kick drums and other bass instruments. It provides superb attack and punch, and delivers studio-quality sound even at extremely high SPLs. Its modified supercardioid pattern ensures high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted sound.

Channel Strips of the Stars: Ronan Chris Murphy

World-class producer/engineer/mixer Ronan Chris Murphy's credits include King Crimson, Steve Morse, Terry Bozzio, Victor Bisetti, Gregg Bissonette, Tony Levin, and projects with members of Tool, Ministry, Weezer, Dishwalla, and Yes. A huge fan of A Designs Audio, Ronan was kind enough to share some of his drum-recording signal chains:

"Well all of the drums for Terry Bozzio's Jazz trio were recorded with all A Designs Audio solid state preamps. For drum overheads I used Shure KSM32 condenser mics (#270141) into a Pacifica (#189903); for kick drums, I prefer the Shure Beta 52. Actually I have used the Shure KSM32 into Pacifica combo on tons of great drummers, including Terry Bozzio, Victor Bisetti (Los Lobos), Gregg Bissonette (Santana, David Lee Roth), and Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Mister Mister, The Rembrandts)."

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Features
  • Frequency response shaped specifically for kick drums and bass instruments
  • Built-in dynamic locking stand adapter with integral XLR connector simplifies setup, especially inside a kick drum
  • Studio-quality performance, even at extremely high sound-pressure levels
  • Supercardioid pattern for high gain-before-feedback and superior rejection of unwanted noise
  • Hardened steel mesh grille resists wear and abuse
  • Advanced pneumatic shockmount system minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration
  • Neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise ratio output
  • Low sensitivity to varying load impedance
Specifications
  • Type: Dynamic (moving coil)
    Frequency response: 20 to 10,000Hz
    Polar pattern: Supercardioid, rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis
    Output Level: (at 1,000Hz)
    Open Circuit Voltage: -64dBV/Pa* (0.6 mV) *1 Pa = 94dB SPL
    Impedance: Rated impedance is 150? (45? actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low Z
    Phasing: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
    Maximum SPL: 174dB at 1000Hz (calculated)
    Connector: Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
    Case: Silver blue enamel-painted die cast metal with hardened, matte-finished steelgrille
    Adjustable, Locking Stand Adapter: Integral, dynamic locking, adjustable through 180, with standard 5/8"-27 thread
    Net Weight: 605g (21.6oz.)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on wireless mics, mixers, and circuitry products.
2 year warranty on wired mics.
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ShureBeta 52A Kick Drum Mic
 
5.0

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of a kind.....

By Luis Alicea

from Tampa, Fl

Comments about Shure Beta 52A Kick Drum Mic:

This mic is bad to the bone. I use it at the studio and at the church I play at and gives me the same results every time power and punch with lots of attack. This is one great mic.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST

By Anthony

from CA

Comments about Shure Beta 52A Kick Drum Mic:

I use this mic in my recording class and also my own live applications and it has by far exceeded my expectations. Its just as good as the AKG d-112 and I use both and love them both. The Beta 52 is the best way to go for all live and recording applications!

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What more can I say?

By Drumur

from Cherry Hill, NJ

Comments about Shure Beta 52A Kick Drum Mic:

What more can I say? This is the "Industry Standard" of kick drum mics. I've seen this mic being used on the kick drums in national act concerts more times than I can count. This mic kicks butt. I originally bought the Audix Kick drum mic that is supposed to be so great, but I returned it and bought this one. I got exactly what I was looking for. This mic has great lows, punch, and click(slap). I love it and I'm glad I own one.

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(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Another Industry Standard!!!!

By fivesixonesk8er

from Palm City, FL

Comments about Shure Beta 52A Kick Drum Mic:

This mic sounds Awsome in any situation needing a low freq. mic. I ALWAYS use it for the Kick Drum and Bass Cabs. I use it nonstop while recording and has stood up through ALL the abuse. Im sure it will last forever and will never go out of date!

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