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Beta Microphones

Expert sound, In every detail.

The Black Crowes www.blackcrowes.com


Precision-engineered performance for demanding environments. For over two decades, Beta microphones have been the choice of top touring and recording professionals for capturing fine details in demanding acoustic environments. Each specialised model is precision-engineered for focused, accurate reproduction of the intended source. Recognised for their superior construction, low handling noise and high gain-before-feedback, Beta microphones redefine sensitivity and control for essential, expert sound reinforcement.


Vocal BETA 58A

BETA 87A

BETA 87C

SU PER CARDIOID | Dyn amic

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Vocal Microphone

Vocal Microphone

Vocal Microphone

The Beta 58A is the leading choice among vocalists and touring professionals worldwide. Featuring a smooth, present sound and wide frequency response, its supercardioid polar pattern provides maximum sound isolation and minimum off-axis tone colouration.

As one of the most popular vocal condenser microphones, the Beta 87A offers a smooth, tailored response for a warm, present and accurate sound reproduction. The supercardioid polar pattern provides maximum sound isolation and minimum off-axis tone colouration.

The cardioid polar pattern of the Beta 87C features an extremely smooth, tailored response for a warm, natural sound and an excellent rear rejection. It helps to compensate for the noise bleed, which is often associated with the use of personal monitors.

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Vocal BETA 53

BETA 54

omnidirec tio na l | cond ense r

S UPERCARDIOID | cond enser

Headworn Vocal Microphone

Headworn Vocal Microphone

Delivers detailed, uncoloured vocal reproduction through an omnidirectional polar pattern in a lightweight and fully adjustable design. Ideal for spoken word and vocal applications such as theatre performance, speech, trade shows and seminars.

Features a smooth, tailored response for a warm, natural sound in a lightweight and fully adjustable design. The supercardioid polar pattern provides maximum sound isolation and is ideal for lead and backing vocals on stage and for live recording applications.

BETA54

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INSTRUMENT BETA 27

BETA 181

BETA 91A

SU PER CARDIOID | C ondenser

INTERCHANGEABLE CAPSULES | condenser

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Large-Diaphragm Side-Address Microphone

Side-Address Microphone

Boundary Microphone

Low self-noise and a supercardioid NEW polar pattern that delivers high gain-beforefeedback makes the Beta 27 ideal for critical live and studio applications. It has a flat, neutral frequency response for natural sound reproduction.

Featuring an ultra compact, small NEW diaphragm side-address condenser microphone, the Beta 181 offers interchangeable capsules for different polar patterns. This enables discreet placement and versatility in tight conditions for various applications.

The Beta 91A is optimised for kick NEW drums and other low frequency applications. It uses a half-cardioid condenser boundary microphone with an integrated XLR preamplifier that is tailored for a strong low-end response. It has a two-position contour switch for optimised sound signature depending on application.

Interchangeable capsules: Cardioid Supercardioid Omnidirectional Bidirectional

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INSTRUMENT BETA 98A/C

BETA 98S

BETA 98AMP/C

CARDIOID | C on denser

S UP ERCARDIOID | C ondenser

CARDIOID | co ndenser

Instrument Microphone

Instrument Microphone

Miniature Drum Microphone

Precision-engineered with a high NEW output miniature cardioid condenser microphone, the Beta 98A/C provides warm, natural sound reproduction, with smooth high-end response. The compact design allows for discreet placement on a variety of acoustic or amplified instruments. Swivel adapter for Beta 98A/C included.

Precision-engineered for high SPL instrument applications, the Beta 98S provides a clear and detailed sound reproduction. The supercardioid polar pattern offers excellent rejection of unwanted sound and high gain-beforefeedback. Swivel adapter for Beta 98S included.

The cardioid condenser microphone NEW Beta 98AMP/C with integrated preamplifier, provides a smooth, natural, tailored response. It has an extremely high maximum SPL and wide dynamic range, ideal for drums and percussion. It offers a flexible gooseneck and the A75M universal microphone mount for accurate and secure placement in any configuration.

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INSTRUMENT BETA 98D/S

BETA 98H/C

CARDIOID | C on denser

SU PE RCARDIOID | Cond e nser

CARDIOID | C ondenser

Drum Microphone

Drum Microphone

Instrument Microphone

Built for toms, snares and percusNEW sion instruments, the Beta 98AD/C uses a miniature cardioid condenser microphone for a smooth, natural, tailored response. The A98D drum mount has a flexible gooseneck for accurate and secure placement in any configuration.

Built for toms, snares and percussion instruments, the Beta 98D/S uses a supercardioid condenser microphone for a clear, detailed sound reproduction and excellent rejection of unwanted audio. The A98D drum mount has a flexible gooseneck for accurate and secure placement in any configuration.

Built for brass, woodwind and percussion instruments, the Beta 98H/C uses a miniature cardioid condenser microphone with a tailored frequency response for open, natural sound. It has a flexible gooseneck mount that clamps directly to the bell or rim for precise positioning.

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INSTRUMENT BETA 57A

BETA 52A

BETA 56A

S UP ERCARDIOID | Dynamic

S UP ERCARDIOID | Dynamic

SUPERCARDIOID | Dynamic

Instrument Microphone

Kick Drum Microphone

Snare + Tom Drum Microphone

The Beta 57A provides a warm, tailored and present sound for amplified or acoustic instruments. A tight supercardioid polar pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and maximum sound isolation, with minimum off-axis tone colouration.

Featuring an integrated locking stand adapter, the extremely rugged Beta 52A with its supercardioid polar pattern provides superb attack and “punch”. Ideal for kick drums and other lowfrequency applications.

The supercardioid polar pattern of the Beta 56A ensures maximum sound isolation and offers warm, present sound and “punch”. Specifically tailored for close miking of snares and toms, it features an integrated locking stand adapter.

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Accessories A75M – Universal Microphone Mount

A98D – Drum Microphone Mount

A25D – Microphone Swivel Adapter

NEW Rugged microphone mounting accessory for versatile and secure placement and removal. Featuring a dual-jaw, quick-release design for easy mounting drums, percussion, drum hardware and stands. Applicable for most Shure microphone models.

Allows attachment and positioning of Shure model Beta 98S, Beta 98D/S, Beta 98A/C, Beta 98AD/C and SM98 to the side of a drum. The gooseneckadapter allows for optimum microphone placement, and can be inserted into the horizontal or vertical slots of the clamp for positioning flexibility.

Securely holds the following Beta microphone models: Beta 57A, Beta 58A, Beta 87A and Beta 87C.

Windscreens

RPM626 – Replacement Preamplifier

Different windscreen options available for vocal and headworn microphones (image shows A58WS).

For Beta 53, Beta 54, Beta 91, Beta 98S, Beta 98D/S, Beta 98A/C and Beta 98AD/C microphones.


Technical Specifications Model

Type

Frequency Response

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Sensitivity (at 1 kHz)

Output Impedance

Maximum SPL (at 1% kHz; 1kΩ load)

BETA 27

Net Weight

Externally 20 to 20,000 Hz Supercardioid -37 dBV/Pa 160 Ω 134 dB (148 dB, Pad off) Biased (14.1 mV/Pa) (1% THD) Condenser

Microphone: 428 grams With Stand Mount: 537 grams

Dynamic 20 to 10,000 Hz Supercardioid BETA 52A

45 Ω -64 dBV/Pa (0.6 mV/Pa)

NA

605 grams

BETA 53

Condenser 20 to 20,000 Hz Omnidirectional (electret)

-50 dBV/Pa 136 Ω (3.16 mV/Pa)

147 dB; (1% THD)

35.35 grams

BETA 54

Condenser 50 to 20,000 Hz Supercardioid (electret)

-52 dBV/Pa 136 Ω (2.5 mV/Pa)

149 dB; (1% THD)

35.35 grams

Dynamic 50 to 16,000 Hz Supercardioid BETA 56A

-51 dBV/Pa 290 Ω NA (2.8 mV/Pa)

Dynamic 50 to 16,000 Hz Supercardioid BETA 57A

-51 dBV/Pa (2.8 mV/Pa)

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275 grams

Dynamic 50 to 16,000 Hz Supercardioid BETA 58A

-51.5 dBV/Pa (2.88 mV/Pa)

290 Ω

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278 grams

BETA 87A

Condenser 50 to 20,000 Hz Supercardioid (electret)

-52.5 dBV/Pa 100 Ω (2.3 mV/Pa)

140.5 dB; (0.25% THD)

207 grams

BETA 87C

Condenser 50 to 20,000 Hz Cardioid (electret)

-51 dBV/Pa 100 Ω (2.8 mV/Pa)

139 dB; (0.25% THD)

207 grams

BETA 91A

Condenser 20 to 20,000 Hz Half-Cardioid (electret)

-48.5 dBV/Pa 146 Ω 151 dB (3.8 mV/Pa)

470 grams

BETA 98AMP/C

Condenser 20 to 20,000 Hz Cardioid (electret)

-50.5 dBV/Pa 150 Ω 153 dB (3.0 mV/Pa)

130 grams

468 grams

Condenser 20 to 20,000 Hz Cardioid -48 dBV/Pa 179 Ω 144 dB BETA 98A/C (electret) (4.0 mV/Pa) BETA 98AD/C

Microphone: 12 grams With Drum Mount (Beta 98AD/C): 210 grams

Condenser 20 to 20,000 Hz Supercardioid -59 dBV/Pa 150 Ω 156 dB BETA 98S (electret) (1.1 mV/Pa) BETA 98D/S

Microphone: 12 grams Less Cable Preamplifier: 96 grams

BETA 98H/C

Condenser 20 to 20,000 Hz Cardioid -56 dBV/Pa 150 Ω 155 dB (electret) (1.6 mV/Pa)

Microphone with Cable and Preamplifier: 156 grams

BETA 181

145 grams

Condenser 20 to 20,000 Hz Interchangeable Cardioid: -46.5 dBV/Pa 110 Ω (electret) Supercardioid: -49.5 dBV/Pa Omnidirectional: -52.0 dBV/Pa Bidirectional: -51.0 dBV/Pa

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this document is correct, we accept no liability in respect of errors or omissions. All specifications within this document are subject to change without notice. Usage rights of the photography in this document expire in March 2012.

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