Shure Beta 56A Drum Microphone (BETA 56A) Supercardioid

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  • Shure BETA 56A - Super Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone
  • 5/8" to 3/8" (Euro) Thread Adapter
  • Storage Bag
  • 2 Year Warranty

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The ideal choice for for drum and instrument applications.

The Shure Beta 56A Drum Microphone’s compact, pivoting design makes it the ideal choice for for drum and instrument applications. Its extremely uniform supercardioid pickup pattern provides high gain before feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise. Typical Beta 56A applications include close miking of tom-toms and other percussion instruments, as well as guitar amplifiers, brass instruments, and woodwinds. The Beta 56A now features a wider mounting base capable of accommodating a larger range of microphone stands.


  • Tailored frequency response provides drums, amplified instruments, and horns with studio quality sound
  • Built-in stand adapter with dynamic locking system and XLR connector simplifies setup and provides greater flexibility
  • Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain-before-feedback and superior rejection of off-axis sound
  • Compact design reduces stage clutter
  • Hardened steel mesh grille resists wear and abuse
  • Neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise ratio output
  • Minimally affected by varying load impedance
  • Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability

Specifications for the Shure Beta 56A Drum Microphone

{ "Transducer" : "Dynamic (Moving Coil, with Neodymium Magnet)", "Polar Pattern" : "Super-cardioid", "Frequency Response" : "50 Hz - 16 kHz", "Maximum Input Sound Level" : "not specified by manufacturer", "Power Requirements" : "None Dynamic, Requires No Phantom or Battery Power", "Output Impedance" : "150 Ohms (290 Ohms Actual) for Connection to Low Impedance Microphone Inputs.", "Output Connectors" : "XLR-3M Type", "Dimensions" : "3.75 x 4.7 x 1.6" (95.25 x 119.38 x 40.64mm) LxHxW", "Weight" : "16.7 oz. (468 g)" }

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