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Shure PGA56

Make Brand SHURE
Series PG Alta
  • Live
  • Studio
Designed for close-miking of mid-range instruments

The Shure PGA56 is a dynamic microphone with cardioid polar pattern designed for mid-high range instruments. It replaces the ( now discontinued ) PG56.

As for the specs, the PGA56 is identical to the SM58, but with slightly reduced dynamic range (-57 dBV/Pa vs -54.5dBV/Pa), which means its good for high impact sounds but do not grab as much peripheral audio as a SM58.

Its response is uniform and particularly tailored for snare/tom/percussion with some accentuation in the BASS, providing natural sound reproduction. It doesn’t need much EQ to obtain a correct sound as compared to the Sennheiser e604.

An adjustable drum rim mount with stand-adapter is included with mic that provides easy positioning. The whole body of the mic comes with a black metallic finish that looks elegant. Its compact, durable and lightweight ( just 287g ), but the construction is very solid like any shure microphone.

Frequency Response Graph
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Shure PGA56 Frequency Response Graph

Technical Specifications

Transducer Type Dynamic
Form Factor End-Address
Pickup Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Bandwidth 50Hz - 15000Hz
Sensitivity 1.45 mV/Pa
Output Impedance 200 Ω
Rated Input Impedance 2000 Ω
Max. Spl 157 dB SPL
Self Noise N/A
Signal to noise Ratio N/A
On/Off Switch No
Pads N/A
Connector XLR
Dimensions 93mm(L) x N/A(B) x N/A(H) x 44.5mm(D)
Weight 287 grams