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All user reviews for the Shure PG52

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 6 reviews )
 4 reviews67 %
 2 reviews33 %
Value For Money:Excellent
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ericthegreat11/17/2011

ericthegreat's review"Nice for entry level mic"

Shure PG52
The Shure PG 52 is really meant to just sit in one place and have broadcasters speak into it (even though it’s a kick drum mic as well) This is Shure's flagship broadcasting and public speaking mic. However, it has been widely adopted into the pro audio world as well for its unique, lively sound. It is a dynamic that connects with XLR, so no phantom power necessary. It comes with a big wind screen, which you will probably want to take off if you are using it for music to allow more of the high frequency detail to come through, but leave on for broadcasting to tone down some of the more nasty plosives. It has two frequency adjustment switches. One is a low-frequency roll-off to help deal with the proximity effect you will definitely be seeing from broadcasters, and the other a is a presence boost that will help intelligibility of speech. For music, this mic can give a very fat sound to vocals. Use this on singers with a very edgy, mid-range type sound and listen to them melt into a fat punchy sound. You will probably want to boost above 8k for lead vocals on your EQ, but everything below that will likely sound great. I also know many people who like to use this on snare drums and toms, and have gotten great results.

OVERALL OPINION

This mic picks up all the nuance and character that I want while also providing amazing ambient noise rejection. I can record in any room in my house and the sound is nearly the same in each place. And while I wouldn't call this microphone a jack of all trades, that doesn't stop me from telling you that I love this microphone! You will too.
Sonically it sounds great, ideal for fattening whatever your trying to record and with good EQ'ing, even an amateur will hear the difference! It makes a great impression, any talent walks into your studio and sees this mic and it will say a lot about you as an engineer.
07/18/2011

Anonymous 's review

Shure PG52
The Shure PG52 is Shure's entry level kick drum microphone, and before I go any further, if you want a kick drum microphone from Shure, look to the Beta 52A. The PG52 is not bad per se, however, in a world of fantastic kick drum microphones, it cannot win against its higher end competition, because it has broken the $100 threshold and will likely not be looked at as a cheap microphone, relatively speaking.

Now, onto the main course.

The Shure PG52 is a bass drum microphone. It is a dynamic microphone and has a cardioid pickup pattern. This is typical of kick drum microphones. While it is a kick drum microphone, however, it is curious that the frequency response only rises to 13,000 Hz. (It starts at 30 Hz.) I am only mentioning this because in the other kick drum microphones do have frequency responses that extend up relatively high compared to the Shure PG52. While it does include all of the nice things that a kick drum microphone should have, something weird seems to happen to the sound of the kick drum. I will get back to that soon.

The Shure PG52 indeed has all of the required things of a drum microphone, sturdy construction, compact size, simple adjustment mechanism, and most importantly, a very high SPL tolerance.

But the PG52 is strange, because compared to its competition, it sounds positively anemic on kick. It strangely finds its place mic'ing up floor toms, and, best of all, bass cabinets. This was odd, because a lot of bassists choose to use direct input rather than mic'ing up a cabinet like a guitar player would.

OVERALL OPINION

Understand what the PG52 is for. It may be just okay on a kick drum, but on a floor tom and a bass cabinet, you can get fantastic results with it.
Jcl30rmw05/18/2012

Jcl30rmw's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" good presence"

Shure PG52
used to catch bass drum sound

OVERALL OPINION

5 years
very balanced, it helps to have a good mix between attack and the presence of low rounded by placing just coming bass drum, through the vent skin resonance (just enter the capsule)
ScahR12/13/2009

ScahR's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

Shure PG52
I use it for a little less than a week, and I am very satisfied.

I have long hesitating with the Beta 52 but finally I do not regret my choice (the price does the argument dcisif).

Placing the interior of the drum has about 15cm of the drum head, knee height, and I get a very good dj's unretouched.

With some adjustments on the mixer to get it sound perfect for what I want to do this microphone sounds very good even with a double pedal.

I do it again without hesitating that choice even if I did not test another bass drum mic.
marilouiz01/07/2007

marilouiz's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

Shure PG52
Dynamic Microphone Designed for Bass Drum

OVERALL OPINION

I use the microwave for 3 years in the studio
Obviously Designed for bass drum, it is also excellent for floor tom
Unlike the Beta 52 (royce of this type of microphone), its investment in the bass drum in the direction of bat, 15/20cm the drum head, is the best investment I've found and the fact!
At this price, especially not hsiter!
Ledubs12/07/2004

Ledubs's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

Shure PG52
Cardode dynamic microphone for kick CAIS (and instruments in a low register: bass ,...)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a year prs studio and scne and'm Fully satisfied (even compared to the famous Beta 52). report quality price is excellent Obviously (less than 150 for a microphone like ... you take it !!!). I would do so this choice without hsiter why dpenser more?