Shure Beta 52A Kick Drum and Bass Microphone

- 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
- Impedance: Rated impedance is 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: Threepin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
- Case: Silver blue enamel painted die cast metal with hardened, matte-finished steel grille
- Adjustable, Locking Stand Adapter: Integral, dynamic locking, adjustable through 180 degrees, with standard 5/8 in. -27 thread
- Net Weight: 605 grams (21.6 oz)
- Certification: Eligible to bear CE Marking. Conforms to European EMC Directive 89/336/EEC. Meets applicable tests and performance criteria in European Standard EN55103 (1996) parts 1 and 2, for residential (E1) and light industrial (E2) environments.
- Furnished Accessories: Storage Bag, 5/8 in. to 3/8 in. (Euro) Thread Adapter
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BETA 52A
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Shure Beta 52A Microphone

The Shure 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 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 touring.


- 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 that resists wear and abuse
- Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration
- Neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise ratio output
- Low sensitivity to varying load impedance
- Legendary Shure quality and reliability
(11 ratings)
Submitted June 16, 2005 by a customer from
Shure Beta 52A Mic Customer Review
It's definately my favorite kick drum mic.
Thicker and more responsive my AKG D112 it works great for a solid low-end boom.
They could have included a nice case.
Great quality! a big sturdy all-metal mic that is impossible to break and sounds great.
This mic is cheap as well as indespensible for drums.
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Haven't needed support.
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It does look pretty cool.
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