Shure DMK57-52 Drum Microphone Kit (4 Mics)


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Shure DMK57-52 Drum Microphone Kit

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Our rating of 94/100 is based on analysis of 350+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The Shure DMK57-52 brings together many of their popular mics in a drum mic package that can also be considered as a good all-around stage mic kit.

At its core are three Shure SM57 mics, widely considered as an industry standard on many instruments, including the snare. These SM57s are meant for use with the snare and toms, but their reputation means that they can be used with virtually any sound source, including loud guitar and bass amps.

The fourth mic in this package is a Shure Beta 52A with built-in drum mount, it serves as the kick drum mic with its good low-end handling.

The package also includes three drum mounts for the SM57s, and a carrying case.

Kit Contents

  • Microphones: 1 x Beta 52A Kick Drum Mic, 2 x Shure SM57 Tom Mic, 1 x SM57 Snare Mic
  • Accessories 3 x Mic Mounts, Built-in Mic Mount for the Beta 52A, Case


Market sentiment continues to be favorable for the Shure DMK57, which is expected since the both the Shure SM57 and Shure Beta 52A are both market favorites. It is commended for a variety of reasons, from its good sound quality, to its time tested reliability, also for their versatility, which translates to good value for money. Many recommend this drum mic set for start up studios.


While the mics themselves are almost perfect in terms of ratings, there are a few who are not too happy with the bundled mic mounts.


If you're not sure what to get, the Shure DMK57 is your safest bet. We are currently recommending more highly rated and more versatile options including the Shure PGASTUDIOKIT4 and sE Electronics V Pack Venue instead.