The Shure Beta 52A is a high output dynamic microphone with a tailored frequency response designed specifically for kick drums and other bass instruments. Delivering superb attack and "punch", the Beta 52A delivers studio-quality sound even at extremely high sound pressure levels.
The Beta 52A 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 the rigors of the road.
Type: Dynamic (moving coil)
Frequency Response: 20 to 10,000 Hz
Polar Pattern: Supercardioid, rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis
Output Level (at 1,000 Hz)
Open Circuit Voltage: -64 dBV/Pa* (0.6 mV)
*1 Pa = 94 dB SPL
Rated impedance: 150 ohms (45 ohms 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: 174 dB at 1000 Hz (calculated)
Connector: Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
Case: Silver blue enamel-painted die-cast metal with hardened, matte-finished steel grille
Adjustable, Locking Stand Adapter: adjustable through 180 degrees, with standard 5/8"-27 thread
Net Weight: 605 grams (21.6 oz)