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Shure Beta 58A Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone

The expanded frequency response of the Shure Beta 58A dynamic microphone can handle any vocal range, and Shure quality means years of dependable use. (226) Read 24 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Shure's SM-series microphones have achieved legendary status in the music industry, offering rugged dependability and pro-quality sound to musicians around the world. The next-generation Beta series builds upon this solid reputation with hotter output, wider frequency response, and more of the rock-solid construction Shure fans have come to expect. Beta 58A microphones in particular are custom-designed for pristine vocal performance both on stage and in the studio.

Hotter Output

While most dynamic microphones use standard magnet material to reproduce audio, the Beta 58A's neodymium magnet produces a much stronger electric current for hotter output voltage and more detailed sensitivity. In fact, the Beta 58A's puts out about 4dB more output than the SM58. This brings focus and articulation to even the quietest vocal lines. You'll have higher gain before feedback on your microphone preamp or mixer channel, letting the singer cut through the instrumental mix with authority and presence. When vocals sit back too far in the mix, the song suffers. Put a Beta 58A on the mic stand, and the lyrics lead while the music follows.

Custom-Tailored Frequency Response

The human voice produces a wide range of tones, and the Beta 58A captures them all with rich warmth and clarity. Wider at both ends of the spectrum than the SM58, the frequency response from 50 Hz to 16 kHz handles the highest sopranos, the deepest basses, and everything in-between with natural character. Beta 58A's are especially good when used up close to the vocal source, offering enhanced control over the proximity effect. Most dynamic microphones tend to sound boomy up close, because the proximity effect exaggerates their bass response. The Beta 58A has a gradual low-end roll-off, letting you use the proximity effect to your advantage. Put your lips right up against the windscreen and you'll hear a deep, mellow resonance that would make Barry White blush. Upper midrange frequencies are custom-tailored to sweeten the natural harmonics that give your voice its unique character. You won't need to spend much time at the board trying to tweak the EQ, because your vocals will already sound fantastic.

Supercardioid Pickup Pattern

The Beta 58A's supercardioid pickup pattern takes much of the guesswork out of your sound-reinforcement layout. In a live setting, this unidirectional aiming control lets you position your Beta 58A away from the monitor output for higher gain before feedback. The intended sound source will ring out strong and clear, without adding that annoying squeal into the signal path. The pickup zone in front of the capsule is a bit narrower than standard cardioid microphones, with better off-axis rejection. In the studio, the Beta 58A can be used to provide superior isolation for recorded tracks. Less bleed from one sound source to another means you can record more sources simultaneously, speeding up the production process and allowing performers to feed off each other's energy for the tightest possible performance. Once you hear the results, you won't want to record any other way.

Rock-Solid Construction

Those familiar with Shure's legendary quality and durability standards will not be disappointed with the Beta 58A. Their battle-tested pneumatic shock mount system reduces handling noise caused by vibrations traveling through the mic stand, and the rugged steel-mesh grille resists dents and protects the internal components from damage. An integrated windscreen cuts down on breath noise and popping sounds for a clear, focused vocal performance. It has also passed Shure's famous drop test, where the prototype was dropped ten times from a height of ten feet with no loss of performance.

Included Accessories

The package includes a soft storage pouch, and an unbreakable mic clip that swivels 180-degrees.

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Type: Dynamic (Moving Coil)

Frequency Response: 50 to 16,000 Hz

Case: Silver Blue enamel-painted die-cast metal with hardened, matte-finished, spherical steel mesh grille, adjustable

Stand Adapter: Slip-in microphone mounting, unbreakable, adjustable through 180 degrees with standard 5/8"-27 thread, Black finish

Dimensions: 160 x 50 mm (6.5 x 2 in.)

Net Weight: 278 g (9.92 oz.)

Furnished Accessories: Adjustable Stand Adapter A25D, 5/8 in. to 3/8 in (Euro) Thread Adapter 95A2050, Storage Bag 26A21

Optional Accessories:
Windscreen A58Ws Series (8 Colors Available), Isolation Mount A55M, A55Hm, 7.6 m (25 ft.) cable C25E, C25F

Replacement Parts: Cartridge R176, Grille Assembly Rk265G, Plug (Connector) Assembly 90F1984
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Microphone Only
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 4 in
with Tripod Boom Stand and Mic Cable (20 Foot)
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-25-SHURE

Product Description

The Shure BETA 58A is a high output supercardioid dynamic vocal microphone designed for professional sound reinforcement and project studio recording. It maintains a true supercardioid pattern throughout its frequency range. This ensures high gain before feedback, maximum isolation from other sound sources, and minimum off-axis tone coloration.

The BETA 58A has a shaped frequency response that is ideal for close-up vocals. The superb performance of this microphone is not affected by rough handling because of its rugged construction, proven shock mount system, and hardened steel mesh grille. Typical applications for the BETA 58A include lead vocals, backup vocals, and speech.

Features:

- Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass roll-off to control proximity effect
- Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of off-axis sound
- Neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise output
Customer Reviews
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Sound: I have owned this microphone for over 3 years. The Shure Beta 58a microphone has a strong sound in live settings. I don’t need to use much gain and never feel like I am competing with other instruments. This year I started using it to record demo’s for posting on myspace page, www.myspace/pottreeandthereckless. I use the Beta 58a, the M-audio Firewire Solo interface and the garageband that came with my Mac. The combination is a nice budget but high quality set up. This mic is great for someone who wants to invest in a mic that will work well in a live and studio setting under $200 dollars. Feature: The mic included a wind stopper, stand attachment and a nice pouch. Ease of Use: Plug and Play/Sing! Quality: I use this mic daily and it is rugged enough to handle the daily wear and tear. I haven not had any problems at all since purchase. Value: I feel like this is a very affordable microphone, specifically since it can be used in both live and recording settings. Manufacturer Support: Not yet, that is a good thing... quality product! The Wow Factor: When you hold it, it has some weight to it... not like a cheap light mic... Overall: I feel like I will be using this mic for a long time, while I do hope to upgrade to a condensor mic soon for live recording, this mic is helping me record my current ideas with ease and quality.
Style of Music: Acoustic, Indie, Alternative, Folk
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"The best sounding mike for the value."
Sound: If you are not afraid to the clarity and true sound of your voice this will project. Then this is the microphone for you, used by more artist than any other. Ever wonder which is the mic the lead singer of the killers uses. Then you guessed right the beta 58. Quality: Great Quality, It's a SHURE. Manufacturer Support: Have not needed it. Again it's a SHURE.
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