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Beta 52A

Shure Beta 52A
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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 builtin 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.Shure BETA 52A Features Frequency response shaped specifically for kick drums and bass instruments Builtin 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 signaltonoise ratio output Low sensitivity to varying load impedance Legendary Shure quality and reliability Shure BETA 52A Specifications 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: 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 Integral, dynamic locking, adjustable through 180 degrees, with standard 5/8"-27 thread Net Weight: 605 grams (21.6 oz)


Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio

...OH - 2x DPA 3521 in ORTF - SD top - Audix i5 - SD bottom - Shure SM7 - BD in - Shure Beta52 - BD out - Sennheiser MD441 - TOMS - 2x sE 4400a + Sony C48 - HH - Audio Technica Pro37 - Bottom of the drummer - Sennheiser MD421 - AMBIENCE - 2x Line Audio OM1 Everything went...

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Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio

...before the drummer came in with his own kit. Same placement give or take a few inches. Kick > B52 > ua 4-710d > 1176 engaged Kick sub - LoFreq > ua 4-710d Snare Top > Prodipe TT1 > ua 4-710d > 1176 engaged Snare bottom > AT-Pro37 > ua 4-710d Hats > iSK Little Gem...

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AKG D112 vs Shure Beta52a

In this area the B52 is pretty common on stages. I may know some people who record with one. I can't remember if I ever borrowed on to try. I had a D112 and sold it.

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