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Shure BETA 57A
Dynamic instrument microphone
Our take on the Shure BETA 57A by Crutchfield's Ken Nail
High output BETA Series mics
Shure has been setting the standard for audio for over 80 years. They engineered their BETA® Series mics to provide powerful output and resistance to feedback, and their rugged construction ensures they'll stand up to the tough conditions you'll find on the road.
Your instrumental jack of all trades
The 57A is the first choice for many guitarists for miking their amps.
Shure built the BETA 57A microphone to handle the demands of miking instruments and vocals, whether you're on stage or in the studio. This upgraded version of the legendary Shure SM 57 delivers powerful output with warmth and presence. The modified supercardioid pattern rejects unwanted sound and limits feedback issues. The BETA 57A is well-suited for use with drums, brass, woodwinds, vocals, guitar amplifiers, and just about anything else that makes noise!
What's in the Box:
- Beta 57A supercardioid dynamic instrument microphone
- Stand adapter
- 5/8"-to-3/8" Thread adapter
- Zippered storage bag
- Hook-and-loop cable tie
- User Guide
- Warranty sheet
- Warnings and Safety Instructions
- Microphone/Monitor locator
- designed for acoustic/electric instruments, drums, and vocals
- high-output dynamic microphone
- supercardioid pattern for superior noise rejection and high gain before feedback
- pneumatic shock mount system rejects external noise and vibration
- neodymium magnet improves signal-to-noise ratio
- hardened steel mesh grille
- frequency response: 50-16,000 Hz
- sensitivity: -51 dBV/Pa
- output impedance: 150 ohms
- maximum SPL: NA
- weight: .6 lbs
- male XLR connector
- adjustable stand adapter
- storage bag
- 5/8" to 3/8" thread adapter
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Features and Specs
|Application||For live & studio use|
|Max SPL||Not given|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: The Shure Beta 57A is a professional quality microphone that is designed for use with amplified and acoustic instruments in live sound and studio recording applications. The Beta 57A comes with a microphone clip, thread adapter and a zippered storage pouch. No cables are included.
Pickup Pattern: The Beta 57A has a supercardioid polar pattern for high gain before feedback and rejection of unwanted off-axis sound. The tailored microphone cartridge is designed specifically for drums, guitars, vocals, and horns, to provide studio quality sound.
Construction: The microphone has a silver-blue enamel-coated die-cast metal body that resists wear and abuse. The hardened-steel mesh grill resists dents and can be replaced, if necessary. The grille's design also lets you take better advantage of the proximity effect. The mic's advanced pneumatic shock mount minimizes the transfer of mechanical noise and vibration.
Mounting: The Beta 57A comes with an adjustable stand adapter with a 5/8" thread. The adapter lets you tilt the microphone 180° forward or backward. A 5/8"-to-3/8" thread adapter is included.
Connector: The Shure Beta 57A has a 3-pin male XLR connector. No microphone cable is included in this package.
- Type: Dynamic (Moving Coil)
- Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 16 kHz
- Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
- Output Impedance: 150 Ω
- Maximum SPL: 174 dB (1 kHz at 1% THD, 1 kΩ load)
- Sensitivity: -51 dBV/Pa (2.8 mV)
- Dimensions: 1.676" diameter, 6.342" length
- Weight: 9.8 ounces
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