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SHURE MICROPHONES - Instrument

This selection of instrument microphones ranges from the PG Alta (PGA) family delivering 'rock-solid sound and reliability that sets the bar for accessible, professional-calibre gear for performance and recording', through the legendary SM series microphones which have 'come to define the sound of live performance', the Beta series, 'microphones for demanding environments', 'renowned for their warmth, presence and sensitivity to fine detail', and the Classic series, a set of 'iconic microphones that feature elegant, renowned product design with Shure sound quality'.

The models shown here are described by Shure as 'best suited to' instrument applications. All Shure products are available from Canford. If the model required cannot be found on this site, please contact Sales.

PGA SERIES

PGA56-XLR – Cardioid – Dynamic

PGA56 is a microphone designed for use with snare drum or tom. The cardioid pickup pattern ensures ‘clear reproduction’ in ‘close-miking applications’. The included drum mount allows the user to mount the microphone directly to the rim of the drum whilst the swivel joint – similar to that found on a quick release bicycle wheel – allows fast and easy positioning.

Can also be found as part of the PGADRUMKIT4 and PGADRUMKIT6 packages.

Frequency response: 50Hz - 15kHz. Sensitivity: -57dBV/Pa, 1.45mV. Output impedance: 200ohms. Weight: 287g.

PGA57-XLR – Cardioid - Dynamic

PGA57 has been designed for use with close-miking drum applications. The included microphone clip mounts directly to the thread of a standard microphone stand.

Can also be found as part of the PGADRUMKIT4 and PGADRUMKIT6 packages.

Frequency response: 50Hz - 15kHz. Sensitivity: -55.5dBV/Pa, 1.5mV. Output impedance: 150ohms. Weight: 280g.

PGA81-XLR – Cardioid - Condenser

PGA81 has been designed for use with overhead drum or hi-hat applications. The included microphone clip mounts directly to the thread of a standard microphone stand. PGA81 requires +48V phantom power.

Can also be found as part of the PGADRUMKIT6 package.

Frequency response: 40Hz - 18kHz. Sensitivity: -48.5dBV/Pa, 3.8mV. Output impedance: 600ohms. Maximum SPL: 129.5dB. Weight: 186g.

PGA52-XLR – Cardioid - Dynamic

PGA52 has been designed for use bass instrument applications such as kick drum or bass cab. The included microphone clip mounts directly to the thread of a standard microphone stand.

Can also be found as part of the PGADRUMKIT4 and PGADRUMKIT6 packages.

Frequency response: 50Hz - 12kHz. Sensitivity: -55dBV/Pa, 1.75mV. Output impedance: 150ohms. Weight: 454g.

SM SERIES

SM57 – Cardioid – Dynamic

Manufactured from die cast metal in a dark grey matte finish, SM57 has been designed for the close-miking of snare drums, guitar amplifiers, or brass instruments. SM57 is also a popular microphone for vocals where a tighter pickup pattern is required.

Available as part of the DMK57-52 drum microphone kit.

Frequency response: 40Hz - 15kHz. Sensitivity: -54.5dBV/Pa, 1.9mV. Output impedance: 310ohms. Weight: 284g.

SM81 – Cardioid – Condenser

SM81 has been designed for use with acoustic guitar, piano, and cymbals. The condenser microphone has a switchable frequency response curve allowing the engineer to switch between flat, moderate 6dB bass roll-off, and steep 18dB bass roll-off. A lockable attenuator allows the switching between 0dB and 10dB for miking up louder sources. Requires 12-48V phantom power.

Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz. Sensitivity: -45dBV/Pa, 5.6mV. Output impedance: 85ohms. Weight: 230g.

SM94 – Uniform Cardioid – Condenser

SM94 has been designed to give a flat response with ‘minimum colouration’ for instruments including strings, cymbals, and woodwind. An internal shock mounting system reduces handling noise, and the microphone can be powered via 11-52V phantom power or single AA battery cell.

Frequency response: 40Hz - 16kHz. Sensitivity: -49dBV/Pa, 3.5mV. Output impedance: 200ohms. Weight: 250g.

BETA SERIES

BETA 52A – Supercardioid - Dynamic

The Beta 52a has been designed for kick drum and bass amplification applications. The integrated locking microphone stand adapter with 3-pin XLR termination allows easy positioning and connectivity.

Available as part of the DMK57-52 drum microphone kit.

Frequency response: 20Hz - 10kHz. Sensitivity: -64dBV/Pa, 0.6mV. Output impedance: 150ohms. Weight: 605g.

BETA 56A – Uniform Supercardioid - Dynamic

Designed for snare and tom miking, along with other close miking applications such as guitar amplifier cabinets, Beta 56a has an integrated locking microphone stand adapter with 3-pin XLR termination allows easy positioning and connectivity. The Neodymium magnet inside the Beta 56a allows a high signal-to-noise ratio output.

Frequency response: 50Hz - 16kHz. Sensitivity: -51dBV/Pa, 2.8mV. Output impedance: 290ohms. Weight: 468g.

BETA 57A – Supercardioid - Dynamic

Designed for snare, brass, guitar amps, and acoustic guitar, although often preferred as a vocal microphone, Beta 57a allows high gain before feedback whilst retaining isolation from nearby sound sources. The Neodymium magnet inside the Beta 57a also allows a high signal-to-noise ratio output.

Frequency response: 50Hz - 16kHz. Sensitivity: -51dBV/Pa, 2.8mV. Output impedance: 290ohms. Weight: 275g.

BETA 91A – Half Cardioid - Condenser

Beta 57a has been designed for kick drum miking application, however it is also a useful microphone for piano and boundary miking where low frequencies are produced. The half-cardioid pickup pattern allows for maximum gain before reaching feedback whilst giving a good level of rejection. A 2-position switch allows the engineer to switch from flat response to ‘low-mid-scoop’ settings when more punch is preferred.

Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz. Sensitivity: -48.5dBV/Pa, 3.8mV. Output impedance: 146ohms. Weight: 470g.

BETA 98/S, BETA 98H/C, BETA 98D/S, WB98H/C – Cardioid - Condenser

The Beta 98/S capsule has been designed for drums, conga, piano, reed, wind and string instrument applications, and is terminated with 3-pin XLR. The tailored frequency response and SPL of 125dB allows high gain before feedback, whilst the supercardioid pickup pattern reduces unwanted pickup from nearby sound sources. BETA 98H/C has the same properties as the BETA 98/S, however has an integrated clip on clamp with the microphone gooseneck. BETA 98D/S has the same properties as the BETA 98/S however it includes the A98D drum rim mount. WB98H/C has the same properties as the BETA 98H/C, however it is terminated with TA4F connector for wireless transmitter compatibility.

BETA 98/S includes: RPM626 inline preamp, 7.6m lightweight cable, RK282 shock mount adapter, windscreen, and zippered bag
BETA 98H/C includes: RPM626 inline preamp, 3m cable with attached preamplifier, windscreen, and zippered bag
BETA 98D/S includes: RPM626 inline preamp, A98D drum mount, 4.6m ‘heavy duty’ cable, windscreen, and zippered bag
WB98H/C includes: Windscreen, 1.6m ‘high-flex’ cable, and zippered bag

Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz.

CLASSIC SERIES

520DX 'Green Bullet' – Omnidirectional - Dynamic

Designed for use with harmonicas and otherwise known as the ‘Green Bullet’, 520DX has been designed to ergonomically suit harmonica players whilst giving the benefit of a volume control knob for ‘on-the-fly’ dynamic adjustments. The green and chrome finished microphone has a fixed 6.1m cable is terminated with 6.35mm jack connector.

Frequency response: 100Hz - 5kHz. Sensitivity: -38dBV/Pa, 13mV. Output impedance: 100ohms. Dimensions (diameter x length): 63 x 82.6mm. Weight: 737g.

545SD - Cardioid - Dynamic

Predecessor to the SM57, the 'Unidyne III' vocalist and drum microphone has a uniform cardioid pattern and shaped response. Switchable high and low impedance, plus lockable on/off switch. Dynamic capsule.

Applications: 'Best suited to : vocals. Also suits lectern use and drums'. Response: 50Hz - 15kHz. Supplied with an A25D swivel adapter but no cable.

DRUM MIC PACKAGES

PGADRUMKIT4

A complete kit of instrument microphones including 1x PGA52, 2x PGA56, 1x PGA57, 2x drum mounts, and 4x cables.

PGADRUMKIT6

A complete kit of instrument microphones including 1x PGA52, 2x PGA56, 1x PGA57, 2x PGA81, 2x drum mounts, and 6x cables.

DMK 57-52

A complete set of drum microphones including 1x BETA 52A, 3x SM57, 2x A56D universal drum mic mounts, 1x case.

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SHURE PGA56-XLR MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, dynamic, for snare or tom, inc XLR lead and mount   Stock code: 74-306
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£60.00
SHURE PGA57-XLR MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, dynamic, for snare or brass, inc XLR lead Brass Stock code: 74-303
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£49.17
SHURE PGA81-XLR MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, condenser, for overhead, inc XLR lead   Stock code: 74-304
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£104.10
SHURE PGA52-XLR MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, dynamic, for kick drum, inc XLR lead   Stock code: 74-305
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£99.17
SHURE SM57-LCE MICROPHONE Instrument/vocal, cardioid, dynamic, for snare/guitar cab/brass Brass Stock code: 92-407
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£76.67
SHURE SM81-LC MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, condenser, for piano/acoustic guitar/cymbals   Stock code: 74-6232
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£254.10
SHURE SM94-LC MICROPHONE Instrument, uniform cardioid, condenser, for strings/cymbals/woodwind   Stock code: 74-6236
No longer manufactured. Please contact Technical Support for advice on alternatives.
SHURE BETA 52A MICROPHONE Instrument, supercardioid, dynamic, for kick drum/bass amplification   Stock code: 74-6239
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£132.50
SHURE BETA 56A MICROPHONE Instrument, supercardioid, dynamic, for snare/tom/guitar cab   Stock code: 74-6243
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£112.50
SHURE BETA 57A MICROPHONE Instrument/vocal, supercardioid, dynamic, for snare/brass/guitar cab Brass Stock code: 92-409
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£104.10
SHURE BETA 91A MICROPHONE Instrument, half cardioid, condenser, low profile, for kick drum/boundary   Stock code: 74-6244
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£212.50
SHURE BETA 98S MICROPHONE Instrument, supercardioid, condenser, miniature, for percussion/wind/piano   Stock code: 74-6245
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£170.80
SHURE BETA 98H/C MICROPHONE Instrument, supercardioid, condenser, for strings/wind/piano, with clip   Stock code: 74-6247
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£199.10
SHURE BETA 98D/S MICROPHONE Instrument, supercardioid, condenser, for drums/percussion, with clamp   Stock code: 74-6246
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£190.80
SHURE WB98H/C MICROPHONE Instrument, supercardioid, condenser, for brass/strings, with clip, TA4F Brass Stock code: 74-6453
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£155.00
SHURE 545SD MICROPHONE Handheld vocal dynamic, cardioid, with switch   Stock code: 92-415
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£112.50
SHURE 520DX GREEN BULLET MICROPHONE Instrument, omnidirectional, dynamic, for harmonica   Stock code: 74-6251
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£99.17
SHURE PGADRUMKIT4 MICROPHONE SET Drum set, 2x PGA56, 1x PGA57, 1x PGA52, case, includes cables   Stock code: 74-307
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£212.50
SHURE PGADRUMKIT6 MICROPHONE SET Drum set, 2x PGA56, 1x PGA57, 1x PGA52, 2x PGA81, case, inc cables   Stock code: 74-308
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£357.50
SHURE DMK 57-52 MICROPHONE SET Drum set, 3x SM57, 1x BETA52, 3x A56D, case   Stock code: 74-6248
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£457.50