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Shure Beta 58A Mic   

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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...Read More

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OVERVIEW

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
SPECIFICATIONS

Beta 58A Mic

  • 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 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (31)
  • Durable (28)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Versatile (18)
  • Compact (11)

Cons

  • No cons (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (25)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
  • Professional recording (11)
  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Home studio (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (17), Experienced (15)

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

Shure Beta 58A

By JB

from Lancaster PA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

    The Beta is definitely a step up from my Shure 58s! Have always used a 58 until I started borrowing my friend's Beta 58A. Really liked it...had to have one! Fuller, richer sound, for sure!

     
    5.0

    Is the best of mic's

    By Igor Augusto

    from Curitiba, PR Brasil.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

      Thanks Musicanfriends

       
      5.0

      Beta 58A

      By Fred

      from Connecticut

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

        This mic is great for the person that does not project their voice loud enough. Used this mic for a female singer whose voice needed a boost and got the sound we needed . Great mic

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Needs no introduction

        By raygunriot

        from Las Vegas

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

          This mic needs no introduction. This is the updated SM-58 (which is STILL the most most durable mic of all time). If you like the 58, this has just a slight higher rage for a crispier high.

           
          5.0

          Yes, I would buy this again.

          By Pat

          from Corning N.Y.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • No cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

          Live performance.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Gold Standard

          By Francisco Gutierez la padre la tiera

          from Texas man

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

            The Shure Beta 58a is the end of your search for the perfect mic. Warm and powerful, dependable and sturdy it's no wonder that these are the "go to" mics that set the industry standards for professionals worldwide....these mics are just plain comfortable.

             
            5.0

            Beta 58

            By Fred

            from Connecticut

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

              Great mic, much stronger than the reg 58 n

               
              5.0

              Great Mic

              By Scrub

              from Salt Lake City

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                Great for live sound or even for miking cabs when recording.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I am hooked on the Beta 58A after 8 years it's my baby.

                By Michael Angelo

                from Battle Creek, MI.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                  I am a singer who gets right on the mic and this mic is perfect for me. I roll back the bass a bit and put my mouth right on the microphone. The results are awesome. Nice out front vocal that is crystal clear. My voice is a bit husky and this thing just does the trick. I've used it for 8 years now and do not plan on switching. I have even used it on some of my albums to add a little edginess to my vocal and it did just what I wanted it to.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent vocal microphone

                  By Mr. Crowley

                  from Nashville, TN

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                    This mic is very clear and powerful. I don't have to scream into an SM58 to be heard, and I still have more headroom in the mix. Vastly superior to the SM58.

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