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Beta 53 Headworn Microphone


Product Code: Beta 53
 

The Beta 53 is a fully adjustable omnidirectional condenser headworn vocal microphone, designed for applications where unconspicuous appearance and incredible sound quality are required. Its lightweight, adjustable, modular headband, flexible wireframe and soft earpieces provide a comfortable fit while still allowing the Beta 53 to be positioned as close to the left or right corner of the mouth as possible, assuring maximum voice pickup.

The Beta 53 microphone features an extended frequency response and high SPL handling ability. It is uniquely designed to provide the sound quality and performance consistency required for environments such as professional theater, event production, trade shows and seminars.

A wireless version is available as the WBH53.
 


Features
  • Comfortable, latex-free Dynaflex® earforms that hide behind the ears
  • Thin, non-reflective wireframe that is easily hidden underneath hair
  • Ultra-thin detachable microphone boom mount for right or left positioning
  • Interchangeable frequency response caps (mild or high, two pieces each)
  • Two foam windscreens included
  • Clothing clip for securing cable
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Durable carrying case for protective storage
  • Available with either TA4F connectors or tinned leads (no connector) for full wireless system compatibility
  • Includes In-Line Preamplifier
  • WBH53: Available in either black or tan

Specification
  BETA 53/WBH53 BETA 54/WBH54
Specification Wired Wireless Wired Wireless
Type Condenser (electret bias) Condenser (electret bias)
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20KHz 50Hz to 20KHz
 
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional Supercardioid
Output Noise (equivalent
dBSPL, A-weighted)
39.0 dB typical; 42.0 dB maximum 39.0 dB typical; 42.0 dB maximum
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 55 dB at 94 dB SPL 55.0 dB at 94 dBSPL
Recommended Minimum Input
Impedance
>1 kilohm 20 kilohms >1 kilohm 20 kilohms
Preamp Output Impedance 136 ohms   136 ohms  
Output Level, open circuit, ref.
1v/Pa at 1 kHz
-50.0 +/- 3.0dB
3.16mV
-54.0 +/- 3.0dB
2.0mV
-52.0 +/- 3.0dB
2.51mV
-56.0 +/- 3.0dB
1.58mV
Maximum Sound Pressure Level 147 dBSPL at 1% THD/1 kilohm load 142 dBSPL at 1% THD/20 kilohm load 149 dBSPL at 1% THD/1 kilohm load 144 dBSPL at 1% THD/20 kilohm load
Dynamic Range 108 dB (max. SPL with 1k load, minus
typical A-wt. noise)
103 dB (max. SPL with 20k load,
minus typical A-wt. noise)
110 dB (max. SPL with 1k load, minus
typical A-wt. noise)
105 dB (max. SPL with 20k load,
minus typical A-wt. noise)
Current Drain 4.6 mA (preamp and microphone) 60-130 microA (microphone only) 4.6 mA (preamp and microphone) 60-130 microA (microphone only)
Output Polarity
Positive pressure on the
diaphragm produces a positive
voltage at:
Pin 2 relative to pin 3 at the output
connector of the preamp
Pin 3 (black lead) relative to pin 1
(shield lead) at the output connector
of the microphone
Pin 2 relative to pin 3 at the output
connector of the preamp
Pin 3 (black lead) relative to pin 1
(shield lead) at the output connector
of the microphone
Power Requirements Phantom power; 11 to 52 Vdc positive
on pins 2 and 3, return on pin 1 (ground)
+5 Vdc on pin 2, return on pin 1 (ground) Phantom power; 11 to 52 Vdc positive
on pins 2 and 3, return on pin 1 (ground)
+5 Vdc on pin 2, return on pin 1 (ground)
Net Weight 135.35 g (4.75 oz.)
microphone and in-line preamp
35.35 g (1.25 oz.)
microphone only
135.35 g (4.75 oz.)
microphone and in-line preamp
35.35 g (1.25 oz.)
microphone only
Cable 1.5 m (5 ft.), small-diameter, shielded, with mini 4-pin connector (TA4F)
 

SHURE Pro Audio 120410 shure pro audioNext Index1
Performance Microphone | SM57 | SM58 | SM57+X2u | SM58+X2u | Beta 58A | Beta 57A | SM86 | SM87A | Super 55 | 55SH Series II | 520DX | Beta 52A | Beta 53
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Beta 54 | Beta 56A | Beta 87A | Beta 87C | Beta 91 | Beta 98/S | Beta 98D/S | Beta 98H/C |
Beta 181 | Beta 91A | Beta 98A | Beta 98AMP | DMK57-52 | KSM137 | KSM141 | KSM9 | PG48 | PG52 | PG56 | PG57
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PG58 | PG81 | PGDMK4 | PGDMK6 | SM10A | SM27 | SM48 | SM57 | SM81 | SM94 | Recording Microphone | SM57+X2u | SM58+X2u | 810 Modulink | Beta 52A
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Beta 98H/C | El Diablo | Naked Eye | Proscenium | Recordist | Soundstage  | SPLx Custom | Studio Vocalist | KSM109 | KSM137 | KSM141 | KSM27 | KSM313
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KSM32 | KSM353 | KSM44 | PG27USB | PG27 | PG42USB | PG42 | SM137 | SM27 | SM81 | VP88 | Installed Microphone | 545SD | 565SD | 104C | 450 Series II
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503BG | 514B Handheld| 515 Series | 522 Desktop |
527B | 527C | 561 Gooseneck | 562 Gooseneck | 577B | 588SDX | 596LB Handheld | KS109 | KSM137 |
KSM42 | KSM44A
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KSM141 | MX180/N | MX183 | MX202 | MX391 | MX395 | MX396 | MX405 | MX412 | SM11 | SM57 | Broadcast Microphone | MC50B | MX180/N | MX183 | SM2
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SM63 | SM7B | SM89 | SM93 | VP64A,VP64AL | VP88 |
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