Shure Beta 56A Snare/Tom Microphone 20Hz To 10kHz

Shure Beta 56A Snare/Tom Microphone 20Hz To 10kHz
Shure Beta 56A Snare/Tom Microphone 20Hz To 10kHz
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Shure Beta 56A Snare/Tom Microphone 20Hz To 10kHz

The Shure Beta 56®A microphone has a frequency response specifically tailored for drums and instruments. Its extremely uniform supercardioid pickup pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise.

A built–in dynamic locking stand adapter with an integral XLR connector simplifies installation. The stand adapter keeps the microphone securely in place, even if it is struck by a drumstick. Typical Beta 56A applications include close miking of tom–toms and other percussion instruments, as well as guitar amplifiers, brass instruments, and woodwinds.

Tailored frequency response provides drums, amplified instruments, and horns with studio quality sound

Built–in stand adapter with dynamic locking system and XLR connector simplifies setup and provides greater flexibility

Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain-before-feedback and superior rejection of off–axis sound

Compact design reduces stage clutter

Hardened steel mesh grille resists wear and abuse

Neodymium magnet for high signal–to–noise 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

Type Dynamic (moving coil) Frequency Response 50 to 16,000 Hz view larger

NOTE: The curve below shows on­axis response at a distance of 2 feet from a uniform sound source. Your response may vary, depending on microphone position.

Polar Pattern

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) Case

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

Adjustable, Locking Stand Adapter

Integral, dynamic locking, adjustable through 180 degrees with standard 5/8"-27 thread

Net Weight

468 grams (16.7 oz)