Shure Beta 57A
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Shure Beta 57A

Beta 57A, Microphone dynamique de la marque Shure appartenant à la série BETA.

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Note moyenne :4.5( 4.5/5 sur 13 avis )
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18/07/2011

L'avis de Anonyme (contenu en anglais)"And the winner is:"

Shure Beta 57A
The Shure Beta 57A is a dynamic supercardioid microphone touted by Shure as the successor to the fantastically versatile SM57. It boasts an extended frequency response of 50-16,000 Hz.

I wrote a review earlier about the Shure Beta 58A and said that it was not necessarily an improvement on Shure's own vaunted SM58. It just offered a different flavor to the magical original. That being said, the Shure Beta 57A gleans the same comparison to the also legendary Shure SM57. Touted, as an instrument microphone, the Shure SM57 performs majestically in that role. The Beta 57A is the same; it works wonderfully on instruments, but it gets a pronounced increase in the high frequency response, as its response is indeed extended.

What makes the Beta 57A a more significant improvement over the old SM57 than the Beta 58A is over the SM58, is this: The SM58 and Beta 58A are both vocal microphones; they are capable of instrument work, but aren't ideal. However, knowing that the old SM57 is great on instruments, and also usable on vocals, Shure managed to create a microphone in the Beta 57A that not only continues to excel in its advertised function, but because of the extended response and altered frequency curve, also seems to, on vocals, blow not only the SM57, but also the SM58!, and at times the Beta 58A!!! absolutely Out Of The Water.

OVERALL OPINION

Now I've had a bizarre obsession with finding an instrument microphone that would kick butt on vocals, and the Shure Beta 57A has made that dream come true. I do not own them yet, but after trying them out, if I'm ever in the market for a live microphone, this is near the top of the list, just because I know that I would also be able to use it as a studio workhorse. This microphone blows, in my opinion, all of the other live dynamics out of the water, except at times, the Beta 58A.
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moosers04/02/2009

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Shure Beta 57A
The Shure Beta 57A is a dynamic microphone that can be used in both the recording studio and on the stage. I have primarily used it in the studio, as that is where I do most of my work, but have also used it and seen it used on stage. It is built very sturdy and definitley has a make up of live microphone. It is very similar to an SM57, but has a slightly different look to it and has a grill on top of the microphone, which makes it a better vocal microphone than the SM57 and the stronger enclosure makes it good candidate to be used in a live setting.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had my Shure Beta 57A for two years. I also have a Shure SM57 and I basically use these mics interchangeably. I use it primarily on top of the snare drum as the sturdy grill helps to prevent the mic getting damaged from any wailing drum sticks. I believe it has a very similar internal make up to SM57 and they sound pretty similar. The Beta 57A is a bit more expensive but is probably worth the investment if you are bringing the mic on the road or something like that. That being said, I'm not saying that the SM57 isn't a sturdy mic as well, but the Beta 57A seems to have a more secure casing to it. I have also used this microphone on a guitar amp and live vocals. It is an all around good sounding microphone and has a number of useful applications. Shure is a reliable company that has a great reputation for making great sounding, reasonably priced, well-built microphones, and the Beta 57A definitley fits the bill! While I would never advise anyone against buying an SM57, I would definitley suggest checking out both microphones and seeing what works best for what you are trying to achieve.
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afterglow47901/10/2008

L'avis de afterglow479 (contenu en anglais)

Shure Beta 57A
This mic by Shure is a dynamic capsule. It has a grille with a slight pop filter, so if you're singing into one your plosives will be reduced slightly. The pickup pattern on this mic is a cardioid, so the sides and back are going to be rejected pretty well. This mic doesn't have any other options on it like a polar pattern switch or a pad. Since it is a dynamic mic you won't need any phantom power to use it. The frequency response seems to have a big presence peak to aid in the source cutting through a mix. There is also a low frequency roll-off, so that can help with dealing with any handling noise or extra lows caused by the proximity effect. The sound of this mic is really a lot like the classic SM57, except this one sounds, to put it simply, better. This mic sounds crisper and clearer than the somewhat hollow sound of the SM57. This has sounded better for me on guitar cabs and snare drums than the SM57, which is usually the kind of those sources.

OVERALL OPINION

I have had one of these for a couple years. I'm not sure if they were trying to issue this as an improvement to the SM57, but I feel that's what it accomplishes. In every shootout I have done with the original 57, I have preferred this one. The added clarity just benefits it as a whole, unless you are looking for a slightly dirtier sound. It is more expensive than the 57, but I feel you are getting a better mic, and that you would be getting your money's worth from Shure. I think it's a good value for the price point. I would get it again, I like to use this on a lot of guitar cabs, and I'd miss it if it broke!