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Shure Beta 52A Dynamic Microphone

Beta 52A Dynamic Supercardioid Microphone with a 20Hz-kHz Frequency Response and a Max SPL of 174 dB.


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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 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
  • Includes storage box and 5/8" to 3/8"(Euro) Thread Adapter

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Things You Will Get:

  • Dynamic Microphone
  • Storage Bag
  • Thread Adapter

Great for bass.


Great mic! Using it for a bass amp. Really captures the low end.








Beta 52 for bass drum


The best for the money!



great mic great staff


shure mic great everytime perfect thump Sarah the manager is very knowledgeable and helpful



Bass mic


Best bass mic I've heard



Great mic for bass recording


This is a great microphone which I'm using to mike my bass cabinet. It sounds fantastic. #sweepstakes



No doubt.


No doubt. One of the most kick drum mic.



High quality recording at an affordable price


I use this product for home recording, and it is working great! Is super dynamic, does exactly what I need it to, and exactly what the associate said it would do :) I love it, and would highly recommend this!



Top bass drum microphone


This microphone projects the bass drum extremely well. Best go to microphone for bass drums



Using with electric bass


I use this miking a Gallien-Krueger 212 NEO II cab and use a GK 550 fusion amp. I place the mic about 2 inches in front of the edge of the 12" speaker. Good lows, a little less mids, and not much highs that I can hear. I run through a sub with 2 15" so my FOH guy says it's OK for that ( 40 - 200 Hz). My issue is my amp is bi-amped internally, so I can either mic the lows, or mic the mids/highs. I can't mike both unless I use two mics. So I still have to run a DI from the amp into the house for the mids and highs, a little more work for him. If you know the specs for your bass amp check out the DI (if you have one) first. You may not need this. Or you may need two. If you do not have a DI then this will put you into the subs. If you play jazz or do slapping, this may not be the best mic for those. Still satisfied but I have a good FOH guy who makes it work.

Florida Bass Dude

Nashville, Tennessee


Beta 52A Dynamic Microphone

4.9 11


Microphone Type Drum/Percussion
Polar Pattern Super-Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-10kHz
Output Impedence 150 ohms
Dynamic Range (SPL) 174 dB
Pad No
Low Cut Filter No
Capsule Material Metal
Body Material Metal
Body Color Dark Blue with Sliver and Blue Trim
Connector Type XLR
Power Requirements None
Weight 1.33 lbs.
Series Beta Series
Model BETA 52A
Warranty Info:

Beta 52A Dynamic Microphone

Monitor mixers, personal monitors, phonograph, wireless: One year parts and labor Wired microphones: Two years parts and labor

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