Large-diaphragm cardioid dynamic microphone
Our take on the Shure PGA52 by Crutchfield's Ken Nail
If you're looking to step into the world of professional sound but need to watch your budget, check out Shure PG ALTA™ microphones. PG ALTA mics combine Shure engineering excellence, durability, and great sound. Best of all, you'll find a model for almost any application – studio, home recording, or live venue.
Catch the bass
Shure's PGA52 dynamic microphone captures all the impact and punch of a kick drum or bass amp, with a response curve that really accentuates the lows. This rugged mic uses an internal shock mount to cut down on unwanted noise. The PGA52 also features a built-in swivel stand mount with a clever quick-release lever that makes positioning a snap. The cardioid polar pattern rejects off-axis sound and resists feedback.
- designed for kick drum and bass amp
- dynamic microphone design
- cardioid pattern rejects noise and minimizes feedback
- integral stand mount with quick release lever
- internal shock mount
- durable dynamic cartridge
- frequency response: 50-12,000 Hz
- sensitivity: -55 dBV/Pa
- output impedance: 150 ohms
- weight: 16.0 oz
- male XLR connector
- storage bag
- integrated stand mount
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- PGA 52 Cardioid Dynamic Kick Drum microphone
- Black zippered storage pouch
- User Guide
- Limited Warranty
- Safety Precautions
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Features and Specs
|Application||For live & studio use|
|Max SPL||Not given|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: The Shure PG ALTA PGA 52 is a professional quality microphone that is designed for kick drums, bass amps, and other low-frequency performance and recording. It features an integrated mount with a 180° swivel joint and quick release lever for fast and easy positioning. The PGA 52 comes with a zippered storage pouch. No cables are included.
Pickup Pattern: The PGA 52 has a cardioid polar pattern, which reduces feedback and rejects unwanted background noise. The tailored microphone cartridge is designed specifically for low-frequency clarity.
Construction: The microphone has an industrial design with a black metallic finish and grille for an unobtrusive visual presence. The black reinforced mesh grille protects the cartridge from damage, and can be replaced if needed.
Mounting: The PGA 52 comes with an integrated swiveling mount with a 5/8" thread. The mount lets you tilt the microphone forward or backward over 180°. It has a quick-release lever that is similar to bicycle component-locking latches that allows you to quickly and easily position the microphone.
Connector: The Shure PGA 52 has a 3-pin male XLR connector. No microphone cable is included in this package.
- Type: Dynamic (Moving Coil)
- Frequency Response: 50Hz - 12kHz
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Output Impedance: 150 ohms (EIA rated)
- Sensitivity: -55 dBV/Pa (1.75 mV)
- Dimensions: 2.644" diameter, 4.271" length
- Weight: 16.01 ounces
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