Beta 57A Dynamic Instrument Microphone

 

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The Beta 57A is a precision-engineered dynamic microphoneDynamic mics have a simple, rugged construction and can handle very high sound pressure levels.Read moreGo to the glossary designed for detailed reproduction of amplified or acoustic instruments. A tight 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 polar patternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary provides high gain before feedbackSustained howl when a mic hears a loudspeaker already reproducing that mic's sound.Read moreGo to the glossary in demanding environments.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Electric Guitar, Percussion

Also great for:
Strings, Brass

Dynamic
Supercardioid
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Description:

What is the Beta 57A best suited to?

It’s a premium instrument mic ideally suited for the professional musician looking to mic up many types of amplified and acoustic instruments such as guitar amps, acoustic guitar, saxophone, snare drum and brass. It can also be used by vocal artists. The Beta 57A has the quality and ruggedness to be used both on stage and in the studio.

What are the characteristics of the Beta 57A?

It has a tailored frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary provides warmth and presence and maintains a true 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 throughout its frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary range. This insures high gain-before-feedback, maximum isolation from other sound sources, and minimum off–axis tone coloration. The hardened stell mesh grille facilitates use of proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary as well as resisisting wear and abuse.

 

Features:

  • Tailored frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary provides drums, guitars, vocals, and horns with studio quality sound
  • 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
  • Hardened steel mesh grille that facilitates use of proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary and resists wear and abuse
  • Neodymium magnet for high signal–to–noise ratio output
  • Minimally affected by varying load impedanceThis describes how resistant an electrical circuit is to the flow of electricity passing through it.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability

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: 275 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:

  • Stand Adapter (Part No: A25D)
  • 5/8” to 3/8” (Euro) Thread Adapter (Part No: 95A2050)
  • Storage Bag (Part No: 95A2314)

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A56D
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