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Shure beta 58

I scored an old beta 58 but the 3 pin connector was missing. i bought another one but i don't know which wires to connect where. plus there are only two wires, is that right? I'm a bit of a noob but I like to try things myself :)

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Solution #1 by Abrsvcs is in error. I use a Beta 58 and it is not a condenser mic and does not require phantom power.

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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    You are correct.

  • Donald Matz Feb 09, 2012

    You are Correct.

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Benimur, you are correct, except that the Beta 58 is a condenser mic that required phantom power. In that case all 3 lines are used. Included below are the connections.

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Posted on Sep 11, 2008

  • ABRsvcs Sep 11, 2008

    Somehow the diagram didn't make it... The connections are as follows:



    Pin 1 - Ground

    Pin 2 - Blue

    Pin 3 - Red

  • Donald Matz Feb 09, 2012

    This is not true. All of the Microphones in Shure's SM series are dynamic microphones and do not require phantom power.

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The red wire onpin 3 the blue on pin 2 and the pin 1 connect to the body of the mic trhu the holding screw (put a small wire to connect and solder!

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Hi,

Almost all microphones (except for 2 way radios) uses a 3 pin XLR jack and plug as shown below.
shure beta 58 - 911b885.jpg
Their pinout would be:

where:

  • Pin 1 - Mic ground;
  • Pin 2 - Mic hot;
  • Pin 3 - Mic cold;
  • normally pins 1 & 3 are shorted.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Posted on Sep 11, 2008

  • Donald Matz Feb 09, 2012

    Close, but no cigar.

    XLR cables are a balanced connection. You should never send signal down the ground conductor.

    NOTHING should be shorted.

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You need an XLR wire to plug the mic into. What are you trying to plug the mic into?

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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red pin 2
blue pin 3
case (ground lug) pin 1

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