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Shure Beta 91A Kick-Drum Mic  

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Overview

  • Uniform half-cardioid polar pattern for maximum gain-before-feedback and rejection of off-axis sound
  • Precision-engineered low-profile design features integrated preamplifier and XLR connector to maximize setup efficiency while minimizing stage clutter
  • Frequency response tailored for kick drum/low frequency applications
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      Combines superior attack and punch for studio-quality sound.

      The Shure Beta 91A is designed for use with kick drums, as well as other traditional low-frequency applications including piano. Featuring an updated microphone capsule, integrated preamplifier, and XLR connection, Beta 91A offers a strong low-frequency response and is specifically tailored for bass frequency applications. The Beta 91A combines superior attack and punch for studio-quality sound, even at extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL).

      A 2-position contour switch maximizes attack and clarity depending on application. Select the flat response setting for natural sound in most applications or the "low-mid scoop" setting for a strong low frequency "punch" with plenty of higher frequency attack. Requires phantom power. Comes with zippered pouch.

      Features

      • Uniform half-cardioid polar pattern for maximum gain-before-feedback and rejection of off-axis sound
      • Precision-engineered low-profile design features integrated preamplifier and XLR connector to maximize setup efficiency while minimizing stage clutter
      • Frequency response tailored for kick drum/low frequency applications
      • Wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments
      • Two-position contour switch to maximize attack and clarity
      • Requires no external mounting or accessories for ease of use and storage
      • Furnished with zipper pouch

      Get the low-end punch you need!

       

      Beta 91A Kick-Drum Mic Specifications:

      • Type: Electret Condenser
      • Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
      • Polar Pattern: Half-cardioid (cardioid in hemisphere above mounting surface)
      • Impedance:146 Ohms
      • Sensitivity (at 1 kHz, open circuit voltage)
        -48.5 dBV/Pa (3.8mV)
        1 Pascal=94 dB SPL
      • Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD): 1000 Ohm load: 151 dB, 2500 Ohm load: 155 dB
      • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (referenced at 94 dB SPL at 1 kHz)
        64 dB
        S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted
      • Dynamic Range (at 1 kHz)
        1000 Ohm load: 121.5 dB
      • 2500 Ohm load: 125.5 dB
      • Common Mode Rejection (20 Hz to 20 kHz): > 55 dB
      • Clipping Level (20Hz-20 kHz at 1% THD)
        1000 Ohm load: 7.50 dBV, 2500 Ohm load: 12.5 dBV
        THD of microphone preamplifier when applied input signal is equivalent to cartridge output at specified SPL
      • Self Noise (typical, equivalent SPL, A-weighted): 29.5 dB SPL-A
      • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
      • Weight: Net: 470 g (16.6 oz.)
      • Frequency Contour Switch: 7 dB of attenuation centered at 400 kHz
      • Connector: Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male, balanced
      • Power Requirements: 11-52 Vdc phantom power, 5.6 mA
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      ShureBeta 91A Kick-Drum Mic
       
      5.0

      (based on 5 reviews)

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      • Good audio (3)

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        5.0

        Everything you would expect

        By drummer1

        from West Branch, MI

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Shure Beta 91A Kick-Drum Mic:

          This is for sure a must have mic for drummers. I have a beta 52, and the 91A is a nice addition because it really gives the punch of the kick.

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          5.0

          DON'T KNOW WHAT TOOK SO LONG

          By MR.STICK

          from ALLEGAN, MI.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Shure Beta 91A Kick-Drum Mic:

            VERY GREAT PRODUCT

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome for Cajon and Bassdrums

            By Eshaysh

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Full bass sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Shure Beta 91A Kick-Drum Mic:

              If you're looking for a cajon mic, deep BD, or stage mic this is your mic!
              Especially for cajon though!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              So much better than the "All Powerful" Subkick.

              Comments about Shure Beta 91A Kick-Drum Mic:

              One of the best purchases you could make to mic your drum kit, also would work great with a bass cab! You would just have to buy a special mount.
              Great look, built extremely well, only thing you have to watch is the thin cord that hooks up to the adapter.
              This is at a GREAT value if you want some extra punch to your bass drum, and it is $150 cheaper than the Yamaha Subkick, and it fits inside the bass drum easily ontop of a pillow so you don't have this weird looking drum,that is actually a microphonem outside of your bassdrum.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Incredible Thump and Punch

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Shure Beta 91A Kick-Drum Mic:

              This mic is truly amazing in a kick drum. It has great low end along with a clear, high, punch. I typically use it by itself, but I have paired it with a Beta 52, Audix D6, and AKG D112 and all the results where different, yet amazing. Try running your EQ flat with a 5k boost for nice punch and plenty of low-end. This mic is excellent and I highly suggest it.

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