Cardioid dynamic snare and tom microphone delivers clear reproduction of the sound source in close-miking percussion applications. It includes, a drum mount, an optional XLR cable, and swivel joint with quick release latch.
The PGA56 is a professional quality snare / tom microphone with an updated design that features a black metallic finish and grille offering an unobtrusive visual presence.
Additional design highlights include a swivel joint featuring a quick-release latch similar to bicycle component-locking technology for extremely quick and easy positioning, and a tailored cartridge for clear reproduction of sound sources.
- Flat-response microphone cartridge design for clear reproduction of sound source
- Swivel joint with quick release latch with a design similar to bicycle component-locking technology for extremely quick and easy positioning.
- Cardioid polar pattern picks up audio from the source while rejecting unwanted noise
- Updated industrial design with black metallic finish and grille for unobtrusive visual presence
- Drum mount included for quick attachment to drum rims, no additional mic stand required
- Available with XLR Cable (4.57 m)
- Zipper pouch included for additional protection during storage or transport
Applications And Placement
The following table lists the most common applications and placement techniques. Keep in mind that microphone technique is largely a matter of personal taste; there is no one "correct" microphone position.
|Application||Suggested Microphone Placement||Tone Quality|
|Tom-Toms||One mic on each tom, or between each pair of toms, 2.5 to 7.5 cm(1 to 3 in.) above drum heads. Aim each microphone at top drum heads. On double head toms, you can also remove bottom head and place a mic inside pointing up toward top drum head.||Medium attack; full, balanced sound.|
|Snare Drum||2.5 to 7.5 cm (1 to 3 in.) above rim of top head of drum. Aim mic at drum head.||Most “snap” from drumstick.|
NOTE: Before each use, make sure the grille is tightly secured on the microphone, as vibration and accidental hits with drumsticks may loosen it, resulting in signal loss.
Directional microphones progressively boost bass frequencies as the microphone is placed in closer proximity to the source. This phenomenon, known as proximity effect, can be used to create a warmer, more powerful sound.
Avoiding Pickup of Unwanted Sound Sources
Place the microphone so that unwanted sound sources, such as monitors and loudspeakers, are directly behind it. To minimize feedback and ensure optimum rejection of unwanted sound, always test microphone placement before a performance.
Using the Quick-Release Lever
This microphone features a quick-release lever to easily adjust position.
- Pull the lever open
- Move the microphone into the desired position
- Press the lever back towards the microphone to tighten
Note: To adjust the tension on the lever, pull it open and use a flat head screwdriver to tighten or loosen the bolt on the opposite side.
Optional Accessories and Replacement Parts
Drum Microphone Mount
7.6 m (25 ft.) Cable (XLR-XLR)
PGA56 Replacement Grille
PGA56 Replacement Grille
Dynamic (moving coil)
50 to 15, 000 Hz
at 1 kHz, open circuit voltage
-57 dBV/Pa¹ (1.45 mV)
Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
287 g (10.12oz.)
Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male
|Operating Temperature||-20° to 165°F (-29° to 74°C)|
|Relative Humidity||0 to 95%|
1 Pa=94 dB SPL
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