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Dynamic Microphone from Shure belonging to the BETA series

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  • AdrimedAdrimed

    Shure BETA 52APublished on 06/26/09 at 13:57
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    Shure Beta 52a.
    Dynamic microphone for bass instruments supercardiode.
    Robust and reliable.

    NOTICE GLOBAL


    This microphone is not convinced and I sold it for a AKG D112.
    The sound is difficult controlling: the bass is too little prcis infrabasses of the mdiums are like "ABSCENTS" which provides a sound creuscomprss acute remain without definition particulire ...dropoff window
    Brefun bit of, I expected much better!
    In addition, it reacts badly the equal and impossible to retrouverdu mdium.
    Finally I have a very important finding of default, I do not know if it was from my mic since I've never ressay else, but mine was saturated !!! Yet I'm pretty quiet on my bass drum!
    I …
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    Shure Beta 52a.
    Dynamic microphone for bass instruments supercardiode.
    Robust and reliable.

    NOTICE GLOBAL


    This microphone is not convinced and I sold it for a AKG D112.
    The sound is difficult controlling: the bass is too little prcis infrabasses of the mdiums are like "ABSCENTS" which provides a sound creuscomprss acute remain without definition particulire ...dropoff window
    Brefun bit of, I expected much better!
    In addition, it reacts badly the equal and impossible to retrouverdu mdium.
    Finally I have a very important finding of default, I do not know if it was from my mic since I've never ressay else, but mine was saturated !!! Yet I'm pretty quiet on my bass drum!
    I tried everything to eliminate this "pouic pouic" has not had nor of its location or the Pramp SINCE zero saturation was always the !!! Yet it has good reputation the guy!
    I think it will fit over the mic scene or to a drummer who dry balance and seeks a big kick genre Hard / Heavy.
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  • xaniboxanibo

    The Best

    Shure BETA 52APublished on 12/23/13 at 13:44
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    Making his home studio (bass drum / bass ...). This is accurate, it does not drool in serious, solid, it's perfect!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Used for 4 months, compared to d112, I find it a bit rounder in the bass.
  • MatrixClawMatrixClaw

    Best All-Round Bass Mic

    Shure BETA 52APublished on 03/31/12 at 01:01
    Microphone Type: Dynamic
    Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-10kHz
    Impedance: 150 ohms
    Built-in microphone stand attachment

    OVERALL OPINION

    I really can't say enough good things about this mic. People tend to have a huge bias towards a certain brand and model of kick drum mic they like (Shure Beta 52, AKG D112 & Audix D6, mainly), and while I've tried all 3 major contenders, the Beta 52 is certainly the most well-rounded.

    There are certain applications where I'll find myself using a D6 for the kick (mainly if we want a lot of attack and click), but for nearly every drum, I prefer the huge tone the 52 produces. Personally, I'm not a fan of the D112 on kick…
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    Microphone Type: Dynamic
    Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-10kHz
    Impedance: 150 ohms
    Built-in microphone stand attachment

    OVERALL OPINION

    I really can't say enough good things about this mic. People tend to have a huge bias towards a certain brand and model of kick drum mic they like (Shure Beta 52, AKG D112 & Audix D6, mainly), and while I've tried all 3 major contenders, the Beta 52 is certainly the most well-rounded.

    There are certain applications where I'll find myself using a D6 for the kick (mainly if we want a lot of attack and click), but for nearly every drum, I prefer the huge tone the 52 produces. Personally, I'm not a fan of the D112 on kick (I do really like it on a bass cab). The Beta 52 just seems to "work" on everything. You can literally throw this mic inside the sound port on any kick drum (assuming it's fairly well tuned) and dial in a usable tone. For metal, one might prefer the D6, but unless you're only tracking metal, the Beta 52 is certainly the way to go.
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  • CpierredonCpierredon

    Shure BETA 52APublished on 12/12/02 at 14:44
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    Bass drum dynamic microphone

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use micro to 5 years.
    one mic drum must have 2 CHARACTERISTICS:
    must ENCISS high pressure (140 dB or more)
    must dscendre in the lower
    I tried a lot, but the beta 52 sduit me. I n'prouve not need a qualiser death as a different microphone. Just a little low or a little less depending on the sound I want to give. It's a pretty expensive for a micro dynamic but makes life easier for me. I recommend it to all sound engineers, drummers that want to have a bass drum sound that sounds. Of course, we also need the bass drum is not RULES to sound like a potato, but not the micro can not do anything.

    short, for me the beta 52 is the…
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    Bass drum dynamic microphone

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use micro to 5 years.
    one mic drum must have 2 CHARACTERISTICS:
    must ENCISS high pressure (140 dB or more)
    must dscendre in the lower
    I tried a lot, but the beta 52 sduit me. I n'prouve not need a qualiser death as a different microphone. Just a little low or a little less depending on the sound I want to give. It's a pretty expensive for a micro dynamic but makes life easier for me. I recommend it to all sound engineers, drummers that want to have a bass drum sound that sounds. Of course, we also need the bass drum is not RULES to sound like a potato, but not the micro can not do anything.

    short, for me the beta 52 is the best.
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  • Long_shaded_eyesLong_shaded_eyes

    Shure BETA 52APublished on 07/17/03 at 13:25
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    Dynamic microphone for bass drum and other instruments serious.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a short time.
    It is impressive with respect to all those I try (AKG & co ...): the sound is simply superb, balanced (for a GC I hear), this hot ...... nickel. Both the kick and the bass ... really a super micro balanced and great for the bass drum.
    It is quite expensive, but I recommend it.
  • JoneSmiceJoneSmice

    Shure BETA 52APublished on 02/28/05 at 16:28
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    Supercardiode dynamic microphone for kick drum mainly bass amps too ...

    Rponse in frquence: 20 Hz to 10 kHz
    Output voltage: 0.6 mV / Pa
    Impdance nominal 150 Ohms (45 tural)
    Maximum sound pressure: 174dB 000Hz 1

    OVERALL OPINION

    Construction is mtal, the whole is robust and trs was a pleasure ...

    In sound is the slap: pchu equilibrated but (it is enjoyable even without equalization). Excellent prsence ...

    It is not the king of versatility (trs rponse typical curve) but it's not a pity:
    A bump in the 6 kHz to hear the GC in the mix ', although Submitted pchue well.

    This is a microphone for those who want a sound quite "fit in it" (rock, metal ,...) and a micropho…
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    Supercardiode dynamic microphone for kick drum mainly bass amps too ...

    Rponse in frquence: 20 Hz to 10 kHz
    Output voltage: 0.6 mV / Pa
    Impdance nominal 150 Ohms (45 tural)
    Maximum sound pressure: 174dB 000Hz 1

    OVERALL OPINION

    Construction is mtal, the whole is robust and trs was a pleasure ...

    In sound is the slap: pchu equilibrated but (it is enjoyable even without equalization). Excellent prsence ...

    It is not the king of versatility (trs rponse typical curve) but it's not a pity:
    A bump in the 6 kHz to hear the GC in the mix ', although Submitted pchue well.

    This is a microphone for those who want a sound quite "fit in it" (rock, metal ,...) and a microphone is not the taste of a micro prfreront jazzeux that non-equals (RE20 ,...)
    It is Designed to get some bass drum sound and it is very well Designed to ...
    Who wants a versatile mic, I know if I would recommend ...

    on the other hand, to sound the death that kills (trash-metal-death-brutal-core-. ..) coupled a PZM and compression (RULES attack to 15ms), although rgl e. .. Prparez you, was going to hurt!

    SHURE prconise also for the low: uh yeah, but ... Ho hum!
    You will get the ch *** qualisation able to bring out the bass ***!

    on the other hand, there is a little big for big events and some will not accept it (that is what is being said, I never facing this problem t)

    Compared to the Sennheiser E602, there's really no contest ...

    Compares the AKG D112, let's say I prfre the Beta 52 for its color, its broader and less aggressive.
    I do not like the color too AKG, but it's personal.

    Compar a PZM is not the same thing ... The PZM is a micro-up (when it is used in a bass drum) for the attacks of thunder.
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  • noisette56noisette56

    Shure BETA 52APublished on 05/02/07 at 00:39
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    It's a microphone that I use mainly for registering, it is super dynamic.

    OVERALL OPINION

    For a player of rock, the mic is perfect because I had a prodipe before, but now there's no picture the sound of your bass drum is faithfully reproduced with nice bass and a good offense, I strongly recommend for any player who wants a sound "fit in".
  • tico31tico31

    Shure BETA 52APublished on 01/23/09 at 23:49
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    Micro Bass drum bass drum and nothing but!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Bought recently, I find it sturdy and heavy. His point of view, this is what I expected, clean, clear and send.
    Good quality / price ratio.
    I recommend it.
  • Anonymous

    Thump!

    Shure BETA 52APublished on 07/18/11 at 07:41
    The Shure Beta 52A is a dynamic microphone specifically tailored for use on the bass drum. The very shape of the microphone makes that pretty obvious. The Shure Beta 52A has that special low end extension in the frequency response, bringing it from the standard and acceptable 20-20,000 Hz to an incrementally more impressive 10-20,000 Hz. While humans can't exactly hear down that low, this extended response does make the microphone sound much better for this application, and you can hear the low end not directly because of the low end extension, but because of the way the frequency curve approaches that bottom.

    Couple this with a staggeringly impressive SPL rating at 174 dB and a nice lit…
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    The Shure Beta 52A is a dynamic microphone specifically tailored for use on the bass drum. The very shape of the microphone makes that pretty obvious. The Shure Beta 52A has that special low end extension in the frequency response, bringing it from the standard and acceptable 20-20,000 Hz to an incrementally more impressive 10-20,000 Hz. While humans can't exactly hear down that low, this extended response does make the microphone sound much better for this application, and you can hear the low end not directly because of the low end extension, but because of the way the frequency curve approaches that bottom.

    Couple this with a staggeringly impressive SPL rating at 174 dB and a nice little presence boost in the midrange, and you are in for a microphone with some, pardon the pun, kick.

    Shure includes a rather sorry pouch with the microphone that doesn't really do much, but it's there.

    The microphone, to go back for a second, is structurally speaking, quite a piece of work. I'm always impressed with how solid all of the Shure microphones feel.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The Shure Beta 52 is specialized for the kick, and it does not disappoint in this regard. In truth, most of the kick drum microphones are quite acceptable and on par with each other, and being more of a vocalist, I was going to be impressed with any of them, considering the fact that I am used to having someone stick an SM57 on the kick and EQ it up later.

    Having friends who mic up bands can make me feel just a little bit inadequate, because I don't have access to the same specialist equipment that they do, and I'm not exactly going to feel so great about micing up kick drums anymore. Thank goodness it is not a regular occurrence for me.
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  • wattstoneswattstones

    Shure BETA 52APublished on 04/29/10 at 12:59
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    Perfect for kick drum!
    to recommend!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I would do without hesitation that choice
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