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Shure BETA 52A Kick Drum Microphone

Model: BETA52A

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About: Shure BETA 52A Kick Drum Microphone

The Shure Beta 52®A 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


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 is 150 ohms (45 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low Z
Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
Maximum SPL
174 dB at 1000 Hz (calculated)
Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
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"-27 thread
Net Weight
605 grams (21.6 oz)

UPC: 042406112833 is a Canadian authorized Shure retailer.

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Warranty: Shure BETA 52A Kick Drum Microphone Warranty:

30 Days

Manufacturer's Warranty:

2-year limited

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