Shure Beta 52A Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone

Rugged, road-tested, supercardiod microphone designed for use with kick drums | Item ID: BETA52A

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  • Tailored frequency response for kick drums and bass instruments
  • Built-in dynamic locking stand adapter with XLR connector for easy setup
  • Studio-quality performance at high sound pressure levels
  • Supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and rejection of unwanted noise
  • Hardened steel mesh grille resists wear and abuse
  • Advanced pneumatic shock mount system minimizes mechanical noise and vibration
  • Neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise ratio output
  • Low sensitivity to varying load impedance
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability


Cartridge TypeDynamic (moving coil)
Frequency Response20 to 10,000 Hz
Polar PatternSupercardioid
Output Impedance150 Ω
(at 1kHz, open circuit voltage)
−64 dBV/Pa (0.6 mV)
1 Pascal=94 dB SPL
Maximum SPL
(1 kHz at 1% THD, 1kΩ load)
174 dB
PolarityPositive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
WeightNet: 0.605 kg (1.35 lbs)
ConnectorThree-pin professional audio (XLR), male
Case134 dB (159 dB, -25 Pad)
Replacement PartsRK321 Replacement grille
R175 Replacement cartridge


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