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Shure PG56 Drum Microphone

The Shure PG56 is a compact high-performance Cardioid Dynamic microphone with a tailored frequency response, tuned specifically for close miking of drums, thatís smooth and extended. The dynamic cartridge has a simple, rugged coil that handles extreme volume levels without distortion.

The PG56-XLR includes a 4.5 metres XLR to XLR Cable, Integrated Stand Mount, A50D Drum Mic Clamp, 5/8" to 3/8" Thread Adapter, and a Storage Bag

Applications: Snare Drum, Rack/Floor Toms, Percussion.


  • Frequency Response 50 Hz to 15 KHz.
  • Tailored frequency response is smooth and extended, tuned specifically for drum applications.
  • Cardioid pickup pattern rejects off-axis sound and provides superior gain before feedback.
  • Dynamic cartridge has a simple, rugged coil so it handles high volume levels without distortion.
  • Cartridge includes a neodymium magnet for high output level.
  • Internal shock mount for reduced handling noise.
  • Integral stand mount.
  • Legendary Shure quality and ruggedness.
  • Includes 4.5 metres cable and storage bag.

Response Charts

Shure PG56 Frequency and Polar Response Charts

Technical Specifications

lnsert TypeMoving Coil Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid (Unidirectional)
Frequency Response 50 Hz to 15,000 Hz
Output Impedance200 Ohms at 1 KHz
Output Level-56 dBV/Pa (1.6 mV) at 1 KHz, 1 Pa = 94 db SPL
SwitchNo Switch
Weight323 g
Construction Die cast metal handle. Black matte finish. Hardened silver colored, tapered steel mesh grille. Built-in locking stand adapter.

Ordering Information

DescriptionOrder Code
Shure PG56 Drum Microphone with XLR CableSHU-PG56-XLR
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Revised: 23-Dec-2010 Copyright (C) 2010 Adena Limited