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"The Beta52A is THE go to microphone if you're going for a big, punchy, but still boomy kick drum sound. Placing it just inside a kick drum port aimed at the bearing edge of the batter side gives you a super smooth tone that requires very little EQ. It has a slight presence boost in the frequency range of the attack of the kick as well to really get a clean and natural sound. The built in stand adapter and XLR connector really make positioning this mic a breeze, allowing you to put the 52A exactly where you want."
-Ian from Pro Audio
The Shure BETA®52A is a high output dynamic microphone with a tailored frequency response designed specifically for kick drums and other bass instruments. It provides superb attack and "punch", and delivers studio quality sound even at extremely high sound pressure levels.
The Beta 52A features a modified supercardioid pattern throughout its frequency range to insure high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted sound. A built in dynamic locking stand adapter with an integral XLR connector simplifies installation, particularly if the microphone is to be placed inside a kick drum. The stand adapter keeps the microphone position fixed and resists slipping, even when subjected to sharp blows and strong vibrations. A hardened steel mesh grille protects the Beta 52A from the abuse and wear associated with touring.