Kick Drum Microphone

Optimized for low-frequency bass punch/high-power SPL handling. Designed for kick drum.


  • Frequency response shaped specifically for kick drums and bass instruments
  • Built–in dynamic locking stand adapter with integral XLR connector simplifies setup, especially inside a kick drum
  • Studio quality performance, even at extremely high sound pressure levels
  • Supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of unwanted noise
  • Hardened steel mesh grille that resists wear and abuse
  • Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration
  • Neodymium magnet for high signal–to–noise ratio output
  • Low sensitivity to varying load impedance
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability

Shure BETA 52A: Kick Drum Mic



  • Dynamic (moving coil)

Frequency Response

  • 20 to 10,000 Hz

Polar Pattern

  • Supercardioid

Output Impedance

  • EIA rated at150 Ω(45 Ωactual)

Sensitivity at 1kHz,open circuit voltage

  • -64 dBV/Pa(0.6 mV)[1]

Maximum SPL 1 kHz at 1% THD, 1 kΩ load

  • 174  dB


Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3



  • 0.605  kg(1.35  lbs)


  • Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male, balanced


  • Silver blue enamel-painted die cast metal with hardened, matte-finished steel mesh grille



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