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Tailored for vocalists
Don't let your vocals just sit in the background, let them take centre-stage. Give them authority. A sense of power and presence. The Shure Beta 58A does exactly that. Don't let the elegantly-simple design fool you, the Beta 58A isn't a typical run-of-the-mill performance tool. This premium microphone delivers pure, unadulterated sonic excellence that has been tailor-made for vocals and speech. No exaggerated highs, and no loose or muddy lows. Just consistent sound across the entire vocal range, letting you take full control of your performance.
A natural presence boost at 4kHz and 9kHz provides clarity and intelligibility for your voice. Combined with a high-sensitivity design and a brightened mid-range, you can be sure your vocals will cut through the mix like never before. And with a slight bass roll-off, you don't have to worry about the proximity effect wreaking havoc with your sound. Plus, with a built-in pop filter for minimising breath and wind noise, and an integrated pneumatic shockmount that significantly reduces handling noise and vibrations, this mic is perfect both on a stand and in your hands. There's no wonder that artists all over the world rely on the Beta 58A for every single show. From John Mayer and Roger Daltrey, to Childish Gambino and Lorde, this solid vocal mic has become the go-to choice for countless legends for a very good reason...
Built to last
You thought your SM58 was strong? The Beta 58A goes even further. With a rich history of creating gear you can rely on for life, Shure certainly know how build a microphone that lasts. The Beta 58A is no exception. A solid metal housing keeps the precious internal components safe, whilst a new hardened steel mesh grille makes dents a thing of the past. This mic is built to withstand extreme conditions. From being kicked around, knocked over, and thrown into boxes and vans, your gear goes through a lot. We all know that life on stage is no walk in the park, and that's why the Beta 58A is built like a beast. Night after night, week after week, year after year - this truly is a microphone you can trust.
Beta 58A vs SM58 - What's the difference?
Both microphones are phenomenal choices for vocalists. But with a near-identical design, choosing the right one to fit your needs can be difficult. Despite their similarities, there are some distinct differences that give each their own unique character and strengths - the polar pattern, the sensitivity, and the frequency response.
Firstly, the polar pattern. The SM58 has a cardioid polar pattern, whilst the Beta 58A's is supercardioid. This gives the Beta better side-rejection, and the SM better rear-rejection. However, supercardioid also gives more directionality, and is much-less susceptible to feedback when positioned correctly. The Beta 58A also features a Neodymium magnet, providing higher sensitivity and an output that is 4dB hotter than the SM58. There's also a difference in frequency response, with the Beta boasting a slightly extended low and high-end, which would benefit a slightly different tone and style to that of the SM. And with a new advanced pneumatic shock-mount system, the Beta 58A also boasts lower handling and mechanical noise. Choosing the right mic for your situation is the best way to get the most out of your performance.
"Excellent GBF, reliability and versatility, and great overall sound – and behold, it actually turns out to be the best supercardioid mic in the sub 200 category." - Microphone Geeks Beta 58A Review
"Like the SM 58, the Beta 58 A has a rugged chassis that should stand the test of time and can be either hand-held on stage or used with a mic stand. One notable upgrade is the move from a cardioid to a super-cardioid capsule. This gives the Beta 58 A an increased frequency response with a more pronounced high end, which helps vocals to cut through the mix without the need for additional EQ." - VoiceCouncil Magazine Beta 58A Review
"That stronger magnet gives this mic more punch in the upper end of the range, but it also adds girth to the overall frequency response... Using the Beta 58A on stage is a pleasure, as vocals cut through the mix much better thanks to its boosted output, coming across with good clarity and a bright midrange." - GuitarFella Beta 58A Review
In the Box
- Shure Beta 58A Dynamic Microphone, including:
- Microphone Clip
- 5/8'' to 3/8'' (Euro) Threaded Adapter
- Zippered Carrying Bag
- Premium microphone tailored for live vocal performances
- Boasts Shure's legendary quality, rugged build, and reliability
- Uniform supercardioid polar pattern for maximum gain-before-feedback
- Outstanding rejection of off-axis sound sources and noise
- Tailored frequency response shaped specifically for vocals
- Brightened mid-range and bass roll-off to control the proximity effect
- Neodymium magnet provides greater sensitivity and higher output
- Advanced pneumatic shock-mount system minimises mechanical noise and vibration
- Dent-resistant grille crafted from robust steel mesh
- Enamel-coated die-cast metal construction for exceptional durability
- Effective integrated pop filter significantly reduces wind and breath noise
- Complete with microphone clip, 5/8'' to 3/8'' threaded adapter, and zippered carry bag
- Transducer Type: Dynamic
- Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
- Frequency Response: 50Hz - 16kHz
- Sensitivity: -51.5dBV/Pa - 2.60mV/Pa
- Connector: 3-pin XLR
- Interchangeable Capsule: No
- Main Functionality: Vocal/speech performance
- Height: 160mm
- Width: 50mm
- Depth: 50mm
- Weight: 278g