Congratulations on the purchase of a new Shure PG Alta series microphone. The PG Alta series delivers professional quality audio at an affordable price, with solutions for capturing nearly any source, including voice, acoustic instruments, drums, and amplified electric instruments. Suitable for live and studio applications, PG Alta microphones are built to last, and meet the same rigorous quality testing standards that make all Shure products trustworthy and reliable.
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.
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.
This microphone features a quick-release lever to easily adjust position.
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.
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
This product meets the Essential Requirements of all relevant European directives and is eligible for CE marking.
The CE Declaration of Conformity can be obtained from: www.shure.com/europe/compliance
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Shure Europe GmbH
Headquarters Europe, Middle East & Africa
Department: EMEA Approval
75031 Eppingen, Germany
Phone: +49-7262-92 49 0
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