Shure Beta 58A

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The Shure Beta 58A microphone

The Shure Beta 58A is a rugged dynamic supercardioid microphone developed by Shure Incorporated specifically for live vocal performances.[1] The microphone won a TEC Award in 1996 for outstanding microphone technology.[2]

Shure's Beta series of microphones was introduced in 1989. Originally the Beta 58 was available as the Beta 58C (chrome grill) or the Beta 58M (matte grill). The Beta 58C was eventually discontinued and the Beta 58M became just the Beta 58. The Beta 58 was then discontinued and replaced by the Beta 58A.[3] In 1996, Shure altered the Beta 58 to create the Beta 58A. The Beta 58A has a completely new cartridge in it. While the new cartridge is meant to mimic the old cartridge as far as polar pattern, output level, and frequency response goes, it is a different cartridge and will sound slightly different. Two major differences are that Shure removed the hum bucking coil on the new model and added an output transformer.[4]

The difference between the Beta 57 and the Beta 57A is the same as the Beta 58 vs Beta 58A.

Though the shape and intended applications are similar, the Beta 58A has little in common with the earlier and popular Shure SM58.[1] The Beta series uses a different capsule and transformer than the SM series. The Beta 58A has a frequency response extending from 50 to 16,000 Hz, with frequencies attenuated below 500 Hz to counter the proximity effect.[5][1] The Beta 58A has two high frequency presence peaks, one at 4 kHz and another at 10 kHz.[1]

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  2. ^ "1996 TEC Awards: Nominees and Winners". TEC Foundation. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ https://shure.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/441/kw/57%20and%2058%20Comparison
  4. ^ https://shure.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/275/kw/humbucking%20coil%20beta
  5. ^ Shure Beta 58A Vocal Microphone
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