Shure BETA 52A Supercadioid Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone Demo

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The Beta 52A is a Premium Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone for Kick Drums Optimized for use with kick drums, this supercardioid, dynamic microphone features an integral locking stand mount for fast, easy set-up. Specifically tailored frequency response for a new level of low-end punch on kick drums and other bass instruments.  Effective pneumatic shock mount minimizes mechanical and stand noise.


  • Frequency response shaped specifically for kick drums and bass instruments
  • Built–in dynamic locking stand adapter with integral XLR connectorsimplifies 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 rejectionof unwanted noise
  • Hardened steel mesh grille that resists wear and abuse
  • Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission ofmechanical noise and vibration
  • Neodymium magnet for high signal–to–noise ratio output
  • Low sensitivity to varying load impedance
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability


  • Type: Dynamic (moving coil)
  • Polar Pattern:  Supercardioid, rotationally symmetrical aboutmicrophone axis
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 10,000 Hz
  • Output Level (at 1,000 Hz): Open Circuit Voltage –64 dBV/Pa* (0.6 mV) *1Pa = 94 dB SPL
  • Impedance:  Rated impedance is 150 O (45 O actual) for connection tomicrophone inputs rated low Z
  • Phasing:  Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage onpin 2 with respect to pin 3
  • Maximum SPLL:  174 dB at 1000 Hz (calculated)
  • Connector:  Three–pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
  • Case/Body:  Silver blue enamel–painted die cast metal with hardened,matte-finished steel grille