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Shure Beta 58A Mic  

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Overview
  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass roll-off to control proximity effect
  • Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of off–axis sound
  • Neodymium magnet for high signal–to–noise output
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  • MSRP:
    $199.00
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  • Your Price:
    $15900

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Fantastic for live vocal applications!

If you want your vocals to be heard, the Shure Beta 58A Mic is built to make it happen. It's a high-output, supercardioid dynamic microphone designed for professional sound reinforcement and project studio recording. This has made it a leading choice among vocalists and touring musicians worldwide.

The Beta 58A maintains a true supercardioid pattern throughout its frequency range (50Hz-16kHz) and a shaped frequency response that is ideal for close-up vocals. Its neodymium magnet provides high sensitivity and output. The superb performance of this microphone is not affected by rough handling because of its rugged construction, proven pneumatic shockmount system, and hardened steel mesh grille. So whether you hold it in your hand or mount in on a stand, you'll get the kind of sound you planned.

Features
  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass roll-off to control proximity effect
  • Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of off–axis sound
  • Neodymium magnet for high signal–to–noise output
  • Hardened steel mesh grille that resists wear and abuse
  • Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration
  • Minimally effected by varying load impedance
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability

It's considered the industry standard for good reason. Order today.

 

Beta 58A Mic Specifications:

  • Type: Dynamic (moving coil)
  • Frequency Response: 50 to 16,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid, rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency
  • Output Level (at 1,000 Hz): Open Circuit Voltage: -51.5 dBV/Pa* (2.6 mV)
  • *1 Pa = 94 dB SPL
  • Impedance: Rated impedance is 150 ohms (290 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low Z Phasing
  • Case:Silver blue enamel-painted die cast metal with hardened, matte-finished, spherical steel mesh grille
  • Adjustable, Stand Adapter:
  • Slip-in microphone mounting, unbreakable, adjustable through 180 degrees with standard 5/8"-27 thread, black finish
  • Dimensions (DxW): 160mm x 50mm, 2" x 6.5"
  • Net weight: 278g (9.92oz)
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ShureBeta 58A Mic
 
4.8

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (14)
  • Durable (10)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (10)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Microphone

    I've been using a Shure SM58 for long time, I saw some good reviews on the Beta model and thought I would give it a try, for my surprise and delight, I was...Read complete review

    I've been using a Shure SM58 for long time, I saw some good reviews on the Beta model and thought I would give it a try, for my surprise and delight, I was intensely pleased with this model, I could feel the difference from the first "test, 1, 2, 3", procedure, noted a pristine response in every aspect. It is now my stage microphone.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Well known, but mediocre

    I've been a guitarist for 13 years and my father has been a drummer and guitarist since 1962. For at least a decade his Shure Beta 58a was his "go to"...Read complete review

    I've been a guitarist for 13 years and my father has been a drummer and guitarist since 1962. For at least a decade his Shure Beta 58a was his "go to" live mic. We planned on purchasing 3 more Beta 58s for our studio/performance space, but right before biting the bullet I decided to see what else is out there. After reading a lot of reviews I decided to try two other mics: Electro-Voice N/D767a ($129) and Heil Sound PR-35 ($274). We now own both. First the Electro Voice (EV) arrived. We could not believe how much better it sounded than the SM58. Clearer and more powerful than the Beta 58a. Dad immediately swore off his old Shure. The next day the Heil arrived. It was hotter and beefier than both the EV and the Shure. Now we both have our own Heil PR-35, and the EV is used by guest vocalists. If you can afford it, get the Heil PR 35, it's a big sounding vocal mic, but if you can't afford it get the EV N/D767a. Both mics sound a lot better than the Beta 58a, which is lifeless and boring in comparison. Plus the EV is less expensive than the Shure. The Beta 58a may be a step up from the SM58, but it's a step down from the EV or the Heil. The Shure has been retired to a box as a backup.

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    5.0

    best mic for live bar performance.

    By lock and load

    from simi valley, ca.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

        last month i bought a very expensive 945. i used this mic at 1 gig, and was drowned out by the other 2 singers. (both had 58 betas) lucky for me musicians friend has an exchange policy that i can really trust. i received my exchange within 5 days. it was just in time for next gig. all i could do was smile after each song with a 3 part harmony we did.

        big thumbs up for 58 beta and musicians friend!

        ML.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Microphone

        By JCAlexandres

        from NE Ohio

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Great response
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording
          • Stage

          Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

          I've been using a Shure SM58 for long time, I saw some good reviews on the Beta model and thought I would give it a try, for my surprise and delight, I was intensely pleased with this model, I could feel the difference from the first "test, 1, 2, 3", procedure, noted a pristine response in every aspect. It is now my stage microphone.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good mic, but Compare.

          By Kento

          from My basement studio

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

              I'm assuming you already know the 58 is an industry standard. Bought this a month ago. Used it to rehearse and at 2 gigs. Very good mic. Here's a curious thing. When I brought it home, I set it up with my PA in an A/B arrangement with my 30+ year old SM58 (also a good mic). Went back & forth with various settings, distances, etc. I could never tell a difference. At all. My wife came in and sat facing away from me and listened as I repeated the A/B comparison and couldn't tell a difference. The one time she thought she might have heard a diff, she guessed the old one was the new one. So I'm just sayin', the SM58, at 63% the cost of the Beta model, might be a far better purchase.

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              5.0

              Great mic for anything

              By GUITARMAN

              from KENTUCKY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                great mic

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Pleased

                By C-Ville Brent

                from Crooksville, OH

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Feedback Resistent

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                  I bought a Fender Passport 250 in 2004 when I started playing out solo. I used the mics that came with it until I could upgrade to an EV CO9. It was a step up. A couple months later I could afford a Beta58A. It worked great for my needs. The place I usually played was reasonablly small with a wall behind me. I was well satisfied with the sound, but its resistence to feedback was what really made me happy. It allowed me to play louder although there were still people who wanted it turned up even more. It ALWAYS worked.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent product and very quick deliver

                  By JadeMagick

                  from Loveland, Colorado

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                  Shure Beta 58A is an excellent microphone, powerful, crisp and excellent sound.

                  Musician's Friend was quick with delivery and offered it for a great price.

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                  5.0

                  So good I bought a second one

                  By drummer1

                  from Key West, FL

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                    I have been using the beta 58a 6 nights a week for over a year for powerful rock lead vocals and high harmonies and it sounds great every night without fail. I picked up the beta 87a and the EV N/D 967 to compare and they weren't even close. The beta 58a sounds better to me out front and in the monitors.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great deal when it's on sale

                    By MtnSt8

                    from Charleston, WV

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Pricey / Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                    The SM58 is the industry standard. The Beta 58 provides a slightly better sound and hedge against feedback but you pay for it. It's a great deal when it's on sale.

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                    5.0

                    Great Mic

                    By aschrove

                    from Sault Ste. Marie, MI

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Lots Of Gain
                    • Punchy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Live Singing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                      Love this mic. Use it when doing acoustic shows and full band shows. Have used it for recording and even announcing. Great buy and worth the money. YOU WILL BE SATISFIED

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                      5.0

                      Clear Sound Microphone

                      By leemiya2

                      from San Antonio, Tx

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Musician
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                        I like to stream video/audio via online at home. I have an audio device that I hook my mic, guitar, and keyboard. this microphone is amazing in the studio, and my audience enjoy it. I also use it on stage, which sounds great. It picks up my mid range frequencies and my breathy low-mid frequencies.

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