Shure BETA52A Instrument Mic (Bass Drum)

Dynamic microphone for kick drum/bass instruments

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What's in the box:

  • Shure BETA 52A - Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone for Bass Instruments
  • 5/8" to 3/8" (Euro) Thread Adapter
  • Storage Bag
  • 2 Year Warranty

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Classic bass instrument/drum microphone

The Shure Beta 52A is a high output dynamic kick drum mic 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. This drum microphone 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

Specifications for the Shure BETA52A Instrument Mic

{ "Transducer" : "Dynamic (moving coil)", "Polar Pattern" : "Supercardioid", "Frequency Response" : "20Hz to 10kHz", "Maximum Input Sound Level" : "not specified by manufacturer", "Power Requirements" : "dynamic microphone, no power required", "Output Impedance" : "Rated Impedance is 150 Ohms (45 Ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low Z", "Output Connectors" : "3-pin Male XLR", "Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)" : "174 dB at 1000 Hz (calculated)", "Dimensions" : "3.750 x 6.406 x 3.750" (95.25 x 162.72 x 95.25mm) LxHxW ", "Weight" : "605 grams (21.6 oz)" }

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Jon Marx - Marx Music Studio
I have several kick drum mics and each of them has their unique voice. This mic however is usually my starting point when setting up a stage with a client. It provides a versatile warmth without sacrificing the attack. I'd recommend this mic as your first purchase.