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Shure PGA56

Cardioid dynamic microphone

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Our take on the Shure PGA56

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.

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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 energy of your drum kit

Capture the crisp attack of the snare and the depth of the toms with this compact microphone. Shure built the PGA56 dynamic mic to fit into the tight spots around your drummer's kit, with an integral stand mount that makes it easier to place. The cardioid polar pattern rejects off-axis sound and resists feedback, and the PGA56's frequency response is specifically tuned for drums. A drum mount clip is included, so you won't even need a mic stand to put the PGA56 to work.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • designed for close miking of snare and toms
    • dynamic microphone design
    • cardioid pattern rejects noise and minimizes feedback
    • integrated stand mount with quick release swivel joint
    • rugged dynamic coil
    Specifications:
    • frequency response: 50-15,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: -57 dBV/Pa
    • output impedance: 200 ohms
    • weight: 10.12 oz
    • male XLR connector
    Included Accessories:
    • storage bag
    • drum mount
    Other Info:

    What's in the Box:

    • Cardioid dynamic drum microphone
    • AP56DM Drum mount
    • User Guide
    • Zippered storage pouch
    • Limited Warranty sheet
    • Warnings and Safety Instructions sheet
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    Features and Specs

    General
    Application For live & studio use
    Type Dynamic
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Phantom Power N
    Connector XLR
    Specs
    Frequency response 50Hz-15kHz
    Sensitivity -57 dBV/Pa
    Max SPL Not given
    Diameter 1.753
    Length 3.672
    Weight 10.12 oz.
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years

    Product Research

    Features

    Overview: The Shure PG ALTA series of microphones is designed and manufactured with the highest quality and construction. The PGA 56 cardioid dynamic microphone is designed to be used for snare drums, tom toms, and other close-mic percussion. It features an integrated mount with a 180° swivel joint and quick release lever for fast and easy positioning. The PGA 56 comes with a drum rim mount, and a zippered storage pouch. No cables are included.

    Pickup Pattern: The PGA 56 has a cardioid polar pattern, which reduces feedback and rejects unwanted background noise. The tailored microphone cartridge is designed for clear reproduction of the sound source.

    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 56 comes with an integrated swiveling mount with a 5/8" thread with a 3/8"-to-5/8" thread adapter insert. 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. The included AP56DM mount lets you quickly mount the PGA 56 directly to your drum rims, eliminating the need for an additional mic stand. The drum mount lets you adjust the height of the microphone over a range of 3".

    Connector: The Shure PGA 56 has a 3-pin male XLR connector. No microphone cable is included in this package.

    Specifications:

    • Type: Dynamic (Moving Coil)
    • Frequency Response: 50Hz - 15kHz
    • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    • Output Impedance: 200 ohms (EIA rated)
    • Sensitivity: -57 dBV/Pa (1.45 mV)
    • Dimensions: 1.753" diameter, 3.672" length, 3.634" height including stand adapter
    • Weight: 10.12 ounces

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