Beta 91A Kick Drum Microphone

 

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The Beta 91A is optimised for kick drums, as well as traditional low end applications including piano. It uses a half-cardioid condenserCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary boundary microphone with an integrated XLR preamplifier that is tailored for a strong low-end response. It has a two-position contour switch for optimised sound signature depending on application.

Best suited to:
Bass Drum

Also great for:
Piano, Choir & Orchestra

Condenser
Halfcardioid
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Description:

What is the Beta 91A best suited to?

The primary use of the Beta 91A is kick drums. It can also be used for other low frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary applications including piano. 

What are the characteristics of the Beta 91A?

The Beta 91A is a half cardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.Read moreGo to the glossary condenserCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary boundary microphone. You can expect a strong low end response as it is specifically tailored for bass frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary applications, and superior attack and punch for studio quality sound even at extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL). 

What is the difference between the Beta 91A and the Beta 91?

The Beta 91A features a new and updated microphone capsule. The new capsule will result in a more natural high frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary than the Beta 91.

Are there any other Shure Kick Drum microphones? 

The Beta 52A is a super cardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.Read moreGo to the glossary microphone and is also suited to kick drums. With the Beta 52A you can expect even more low end.

Features:

  • Uniform half-cardioid polar patternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary for maximum gain-before-feedback and rejection of off-axis sound
  • Precision-engineered low-profile design features integrated preamplifier and XLR connector to maximize setup efficiency while minimizing stage clutter
  • Frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary tailored for kick drum/low frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary applications with a wide dynamic rangeThis is the difference between the queitest and loudest sound that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary for use in high SPL environments
  • Two-position contour switch to maximize attack and clarity depending on application – select the flat response setting for natural sound in most applications or the “low-mid scoop” setting for a strong low frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary “punch” with plenty of higher frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary attack
  • Requires no external mounting

Specs:

  • Transducer TypeA transducer converts sound into an electrical signal. The two most common types are dynamic and condenser. Read moreGo to the glossary : CondenserCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Polar PatternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary: HalfcardioidA halfcardioid microphone picks up sound only in the hemisphere above the surface it's mounted on.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: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • SensitivityThis is how mich signal a microphone produces for a given amount of sound.Read moreGo to the glossary (1 kHz): 48,5 dBV/Pa / 3,8 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent Selfnoise:

    25,5 dB(A)

  • Sound Pressure:

    155 dB

  • Weight: 470 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:
  • Frequency Response Curve Beta 91A

In the box:

  • Storage bag (Part No: 95A2314)

Comparable Microphones

Beta 52A

Optional Accessories

RPM98A/C

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