Shure Beta 52
Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone
The Beta 52 is a dynamic microphone designed for kick drum and other bass instruments. It was replaced in late 2002 within Shure’s product line by the Beta 52A, which differs in two respects: the integral stand mount was modified to increase the space between the XLR jack and the threaded inset where the stand goes, and the clutch/hinge was improved to make it more robust.
Sonically, the two microphones are identical. Visually, they are nearly identical. (For verification: the photo on this page shows the Beta 52.)
The Beta 52 does not use an output transformer. According to Shure, it contains a passive EQ circuit consisting of “two capacitors, an inductor, and a resistor.”
The Beta 52 shipped with a storage bag (Shure p/n 26A25) and a thread adapter.
The Shure Beta 52 is also known as: Beta52.
|Frequency Response - SupercardioidClick Graph to Compare!|
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(0.6 mV/Pa; 20 - 10,000 Hz)
|n/a||150 Ohms (Low)||SPL n/a
|605g (21.34oz)||163mm (6.42'')||n/a||
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