Quick OverviewMic Shure Beta 57A Instrument Mic
The Shure Beta 57A is a high output supercardioid dynamic microphone designed for professional sound reinforcement and project studio recording. It maintains a true supercardioid pattern throughout its frequency range. This insures high gain-before-feedback, maximum isolation from other sound sources, and minimum offaxis tone coloration.
Excellent for acoustic and electric instruments as well as for vocals, the extremely versatile Beta 57A dynamic microphone provides optimal warmth and presence. Typical applications include drums, guitar amplifiers, brass, woodwinds and vocals.
Tailored frequency response provides drums, guitars, vocals, and horns with studio quality sound
Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain-before-feedback and superior rejection of offaxis sound
Hardened steel mesh grille that facilitates use of proximity effect and resists wear and abuse
Neodymium magnet for high signaltonoise ratio output
Minimally affected by varying load impedance
Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration
Legendary Shure quality and reliability
Dynamic (moving coil)
50 to 16,000 Hz
NOTE: The curve above shows on-axis response at a distance of 2 feet from a uniform sound source. Your response may vary, depending on microphone position.
Supercardioid, rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency.
Output Level (at 1,000 Hz)
Open Circuit Voltage -51 dBV/Pa* (2.8 mV)
*1 Pa = 94 dB SPL
Rated impedance is 150 ohms (290 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low Z.
Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3.
Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type).
Silver blue enamel-painted die cast metal with hardened, matte-finished steel mesh grille.
Adjustable Stand Adapter
Slip-in, adjustable through 180 degrees, with standard 5/8"-27 thread.
275 grams (9.6 oz)