Beta 56A Snare/Tom Microphone

 

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A compact drum mic engineered for close miking of snare and toms. The supercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary design provides maximum isolation from other onstage sounds.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Percussion

Also great for:
Electric Guitar

Dynamic
Supercardioid
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Description:

What is the Beta 56A best suited to?

It’s a premium microphone that is ideally suited for the professional musician looking to mic up their snare and toms, either on stage or in the studio. It can also be used with other instruments such as guitar and bass amps, brass and a saxophone amongst others.

What are the Charactaristics of the Beta 56A?

The Beta 56A has a uniform supercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary pattern for high gain before feedbackSustained howl when a mic hears a loudspeaker already reproducing that mic's sound.Read moreGo to the glossary and a superior rejection of off-axis sound. It includes a Neodymium magnet which gives the BETA56A a high signal-to-noise ration output. The built-in stand adaptor had a dynamicDynamic mics have a simple, rugged construction and can handle very high sound pressure levels.Read moreGo to the glossary locking system and XLR connector which simplifies setup and provides greater flexibilty.

Features:

  • Built-in stand adapter with dynamicDynamic mics have a simple, rugged construction and can handle very high sound pressure levels.Read moreGo to the glossary locking system and XLR connector simplifies setup and provides greater flexibility
  • Uniform supercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary pattern for high gain-before-feedback and superior rejection of off-axis sound
  • Compact design reduces stage clutters
  • Hardened steel mesh grille resists wear and abuse
  • Neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise ratio output
  • Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration
  • Frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary: 50 to 16,000 Hz

Specs:

  • Transducer TypeA transducer converts sound into an electrical signal. The two most common types are dynamic and condenser. Read moreGo to the glossary : DynamicDynamic mics have a simple, rugged construction and can handle very high sound pressure levels.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Polar PatternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary: SupercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Frequency ResponseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary: 50 Hz - 16 kHz
  • SensitivityThis is how mich signal a microphone produces for a given amount of sound.Read moreGo to the glossary (1 kHz): -51 dBV/Pa / 2,8 mV/Pa
  • Weight: 468 g
  • Frequency ResponseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary Curve:

In the box:

  • 5/8” to 3/8” (Euro) Thread Adapter (Part No: 95A2050)
  • Storage Bag (Part No: 26A21)

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Beta 52A
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A56D
RK320
A1WS

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