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SHURE BETA 54 MICROPHONE Headworn, condenser, supercardioid, XLR connector, black

Stock code
74-6242
Brand
Shure
Model number
  • BETA 54
Colour
  • BlackBlack
SHURE BETA 54 MICROPHONE Headworn, condenser, supercardioid, XLR connector, black

Beta 54 Headworn Microphone

The Shure Beta 54 is a subminiature, electret condenser headworn microphone. It provides uncompromised sound quality and reliability with minimal visibility in applications such as broadcast, theater, and touring. Despite the small size, the condenser element delivers full, clear, and natural reproduction of speech and vocals.

The microphone features a durable, low-profile wire frame headband which is fully adjustable for stability and comfort. A plastic carrying case protects the microphone and its accessories.

A wireless version is available as the WBH54.

Features

  • Supercardioid polar pattern provides maximum gain-before-feedback and ambient rejection
  • Extended frequency response tailored for vocal performances
  • Able to handle extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL)
  • Snap-fit foam windscreens stay in place during intensive movement
  • Available with an in-line preamp or with a TA4F connector for wireless applications
  • WBH54: Choice of black or tan finish to suit your performance environment

Specifications

 
  BETA 53/WBH53 BETA 54/WBH54
Specification Wired Wireless Wired Wireless
Type Condenser (electret bias) Condenser (electret bias)
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20KHz 50Hz to 20KHz
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Polar Pattern Omnidirectional Supercardioid
Output Noise (equivalent
dBSPL, A-weighted)
39.0 dB typical; 42.0 dB maximum 39.0 dB typical; 42.0 dB maximum
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 55 dB at 94 dB SPL 55.0 dB at 94 dBSPL
Recommended Minimum Input
Impedance
>1 kilohm 20 kilohms >1 kilohm 20 kilohms
Preamp Output Impedance 136 ohms   36 ohms  
Output Level, open circuit, ref.
1v/Pa at 1 kHz
-50.0 +/- 3.0dB
3.16mV
-54.0 +/- 3.0dB
2.0mV
-52.0 +/- 3.0dB
2.51mV
-56.0 +/- 3.0dB
1.58mV
Maximum Sound Pressure Level 147 dBSPL at 1% THD/1 kilohm load 142 dBSPL at 1% THD/20 kilohm load 149 dBSPL at 1% THD/1 kilohm load 144 dBSPL at 1% THD/20 kilohm load
Dynamic Range 108 dB (max. SPL with 1k load, minus
typical A-wt. noise)
103 dB (max. SPL with 20k load,
minus typical A-wt. noise)
110 dB (max. SPL with 1k load, minus
typical A-wt. noise)
105 dB (max. SPL with 20k load,
minus typical A-wt. noise)
Current Drain 4.6 mA (preamp and microphone) 60-130 microA (microphone only) 4.6 mA (preamp and microphone) 60-130 microA (microphone only)
Output Polarity
Positive pressure on the
diaphragm produces a positive
voltage at:
Pin 2 relative to pin 3 at the output
connector of the preamp
Pin 3 (black lead) relative to pin 1
(shield lead) at the output connector
of the microphone
Pin 2 relative to pin 3 at the output
connector of the preamp
Pin 3 (black lead) relative to pin 1
(shield lead) at the output connector
of the microphone
Power Requirements Phantom power; 11 to 52 Vdc positive
on pins 2 and 3, return on pin 1 (ground)
+5 Vdc on pin 2, return on pin 1 (ground) Phantom power; 11 to 52 Vdc positive
on pins 2 and 3, return on pin 1 (ground)
+5 Vdc on pin 2, return on pin 1 (ground)
Net Weight 135.35 g (4.75 oz.)
microphone and in-line preamp
35.35 g (1.25 oz.)
microphone only
135.35 g (4.75 oz.)
microphone and in-line preamp
35.35 g (1.25 oz.)
microphone only
Cable 1.5 m (5 ft.), small-diameter, shielded, with mini 4-pin connector (TA4F)

User Guides

SHURE MICROPHONES - Headworn

These may be used wired or with a Shure radiomic wireless body-pack, depending on model.

SM10A

This is a low-impedance, unidirectional dynamic microphone designed for 'close-talk head-worn applications such as remote-site sports broadcasting and corporate intercom systems'. It is also 'ideal for singing drummers, keyboard artists, and other performers who need a head-worn vocal microphone with superior noise rejection and a smooth, natural-sounding frequency response'.

SM31FH-TQG

Designed for fitness, aerobic and other uses in humid environments, the SM31FH-TQG is a lightweight headset microphone with 'moisture-repelling' hydrophobic properties. The cardioid condenser microphone capsule is positioned at the end of a flexible gooseneck on the left side of the headset. Terminated with TA4F (4-pin mini XLR) connector it requires 5V DC nominal, 10V maximum, phantom power.

SM35-XLR, SM35-TQG

The SM35-XLR headset microphone has been designed to offer 'hands-free performance for multi-instrumentalists'. The 'tight' cardioid condenser capsule gives a high level of feedback rejection and is popular among users who use stage monitors. A 'tailored' frequency response of 40Hz - 20kHz and a sensitivity of -59dBV/Pa - 1.10mV/Pa results in a 'clear, and crisp vocal reproduction'. It is terminated with a 3-pin male XLR connector. The SM35-TQG has the same audio properties but is fitted with a miniature, 4-pin, female connector (TA4F) for direct connection to Shure wireless bodypack transmitters.

WH20-XLR, WH20-TQG

The WH20-XLR is a 'rugged, lightweight, dynamic headset microphone that provides high-quality voice pickup'. It fits securely for active microphone users, such as aerobics instructors and musicians, with low visibility for stage appearances. Suitable for 'any voice communications application where comfort and reliability are required', it has a cardioid (unidirectional) pickup pattern and a 'carefully shaped frequency response includes a voice-frequency presence peak and a low-frequency rolloff'. It has a 3-pin male XLR connector with a detachable belt clip. The WH20-TQG is similar, fitted with a miniature, 4-pin, female connector for direct connection to Shure wireless bodypack transmitters.

WCM16

A headworn, electret condenser microphone, intended for wireless use by performers, lecturers, and others. The cable terminates with a 4-pin mini connector suitable for Shure wireless bodypack transmitters.

BETA53

A 'fully adjustable omnidirectional condenser headworn vocal microphone, designed for applications where unconspicuous appearance and incredible sound quality are required'. The WBH53 is the same microphone, fitted with a connector to suit a Shure wireless bodypack transmitter.

BETA54

A 'subminiature, electret condenser headworn microphone', this provides 'uncompromised sound quality and reliability with minimal visibility in applications such as broadcast, theater, and touring'. The microphone has a 'durable, low-profile wire frame headband which is fully adjustable for stability and comfort'. The WBH54 is the version with a connector suitable for a Shure wireless bodypack transmitter.

WBH53B, WBH53T

These types are omnidirectional condenser microphones, 'designed for applications where unconspicuous appearance and incredible sound quality are required'. The WBH53B is black, and has a 1.5m cable with 4-pin mini connector (TA4F) suitable for a Shure wireless bodypack transmitter. The WBH53T is tan coloured, but otherwise the same. The BETA53 is the version for use with a cable rather than a transmitter pack.

WBH54B, WBH54T

Condenser microphones with a supercardioid polar pattern. The WBH54B is black, and has a 1.5m cable with 4-pin mini connector (TA4F) suitable for a Shure wireless bodypack transmitter. The WBH54T is tan coloured, but otherwise the same.

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SHURE SM10A MICROPHONE Headworn, dynamic, cardioid, XLR connector, black/silver BlackSilver Stock code: 92-403
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£104.10
SHURE SM31FH-TQG MICROPHONE Headworn, condenser, cardioid, TA4F connector, black/orange BlackOrange Stock code: 92-445
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£112.50
SHURE SM35-XLR MICROPHONE Headworn, condenser, cardioid, XLR connector, black/grey BlackGrey Stock code: 92-446
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£174.10
SHURE SM35-TQG MICROPHONE Headworn, condenser, cardioid, TA4F connector, black/grey BlackGrey Stock code: 92-447
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£120.80
SHURE WH20-XLR MICROPHONE Headworn, dynamic, cardioid, XLR connector, black Black Stock code: 92-449
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£90.83
SHURE WH20-TQG MICROPHONE Headworn, dynamic, cardioid, TA4F connector, black Black Stock code: 74-6449
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£90.00
SHURE WCM16 MICROPHONE Headworn, condenser, hypercardioid, TA4F connector, black Black Stock code: 74-6448
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£295.00
SHURE BETA 53 MICROPHONE Headworn, condenser, omnidirectional, XLR connector, black Black Stock code: 74-6241
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£307.50
SHURE BETA 54 MICROPHONE Headworn, condenser, supercardioid, XLR connector, black Black Stock code: 74-6242
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£320.80
Clearance £195.00
SHURE WBH53B MICROPHONE Headworn, condenser, omnidirectional, TA4F connector, black Black Stock code: 74-6421
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£295.00
SHURE WBH53T MICROPHONE Headworn, condenser, omnidirectional, TA4F connector, tan Tan Stock code: 74-6422
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£295.00
SHURE WBH54B MICROPHONE Headworn, condenser, supercardioid, TA4F connector, black Black Stock code: 74-6423
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£305.00
SHURE WBH54T MICROPHONE Headworn, condenser, supercardioid, TA4F connector, tan Tan Stock code: 74-6424
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£305.00

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