How low can you go? With the Beta 52A, it's pretty darn low. This microphone is specially designed for all kinds of bass, from kick drums to bass guitars. The Beta 52A will make your bass BOOM instead of getting lost in a low end swamp. The frequency response is 20Hz to 10kHz, and the mic is built to withstand the daily abuse of road work. Its supercardioid pattern aids isolation and it can handle up to 174dB SPL. For big bass sounds on stage or in the studio, the Beta 52A is the perfect choice.
The supercardioid pickup pattern limits interference from other on-stage sound sources and reduces feedback. The frequency response is perfectly tailored for bass instruments with a 20Hz to 10kHz frequency response and a presence boost at 4kHz to let electric basses and kick drums cut through the mix.
In the studio, the Beta 52A excels on low-frequency sound sources. Supercardioid mics have a tendency toward increased proximity effect. Since the Beta 52A sports a supercardioid pickup pattern, positioning the mic closer to sound sources results in a bigger bottom-end response. This is great for tailoring the sound for the specific project.
Like all Shure mics, the Beta 52A is built like a tank, meaning that you can travel with it from gig to gig and rest assured that it will last. Shure mics are famous for their bulletproof construction, and the Beta 52 is no exception. Night after night, the Beta 52A will perform!