Shure Beta 57A Handheld Dynamic Microphone


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The Shure Beta 57A Handheld Dynamic Microphone is designed for professional live sound reinforcement and studio recording. A tight supercardioid pattern delivers high gain before feedback and maximum isolation from other sound sources, with minimum off-axis tone coloration.

The Shure Beta 57A Handheld Dynamic Microphone provides high gain before feedback in demanding environments. It features a steel mesh grille for durability, shock mount to minimize transmission of unwanted noise, and a neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise ratio. The Shure Beta 57A is a premium instrument mic ideally suited for the professional musician looking to mic up many types of amplified and acoustic instruments such as guitar amps, acoustic guitar, saxophone, snare drum and brass. It can also be used by vocal artists. The Shure Beta 57A has the quality and ruggedness to be used both on stage and in the studio. The Shure Beta 57A has a tailored frequency response provides warmth and presence and maintains a true supercardioid pattern throughout its frequency range. This insures high gain-before-feedback, maximum isolation from other sound sources, and minimum off–axis tone coloration. The hardened steel mesh grille facilitates use of proximity effect as well as resisting wear and abuse.

Shure Beta 57A Handheld Dynamic Microphone Applications

  • Guitar Amp
  • Bass Amp
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Brass/Saxophone
  • Snare Drums
  • Rack/Floor Toms
  • Congas
  • Woodwinds
  • Lead Vocals

Shure Beta 57A Handheld Dynamic Microphone Features

  • 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 off–axis sound
  • Hardened steel mesh grille that facilitates use of proximity effect and 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

Shure Beta 57A Handheld Dynamic Microphone Specifications

  • Type: Dynamic (Moving Coil)
  • Frequency Response: 50 to 16,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Output Impedance: 290 Ohm
  • Sensitivity (at 1kHz, Open Circuit Voltage): -51 dBV/Pa (2 .8 mV)
  • Net Weight: 0.275 kg (0.6 lbs)
  • Connector: Three-pin Professional Audio (XLR), Male, Balanced
  • Housing: Silver Blue Enamel-painted Die Cast Metal with Hardened, Matte-finished Steel Mesh Grille

Shure Beta 57A Handheld Dynamic Microphone Includes

  • 1 x Shure Beta 57A Handheld Dynamic Microphone
  • 1 x Shure A25D Stand Adapter
  • 1 x Shure 95A2050 5/8” to 3/8” (Euro) Thread Adapter
  • 1 x Shure 26A21 Storage Bag
  • 2 Year Warranty

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  • 5
    Great mic
    Phill Richardson

    The Beta 57 is about as versatile of a mic as one can find. With a little effort you can capture almost endless numbers of sources. Stick it on a guitar amp speaker, stick it near the neck/ body joint on a acoustic, stick it on a snare or high hat. Heck, even try dropping one or two into a console piano. Plus, it can hold it's own as a dynic vocal mic

What We Think


The Shure Beta 57A is one of my workhorse mics. With me since the late 90's my Beta 57 has been on guitar, vocal, and drum tracks, on many of sessions and styles of music. It has a slightly darker character (in comparison to the SM57), and less honk to it. I really like its darker top end for lead guitars, and its mid fullness for hard rock, punk, and metal vocals. However, this has been my "goto" snare mic for as long as I can remember. I get the majority of my snares attack from the overheads, so the fuller sound of the Beta 57 gives me the guts of the snare, and with the darker top and super cardioid pattern, hat bleed is minimal and easy to deal with. And like all Shure mics, this one is a tank. Misplace your hammer, and need to do some woodwork? The Beta 57 can be that substitute, and still track a killer snare, vocal, or guitar the same day.

Ryan Ferris, Pro Audio Sales

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