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Shure SM57 Instrument Microphone, from Shure

Cardoid Dynamic Microphone.. An Industry Standard

Shure

$99.00

Retail:  $124.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Shure

The legendary Shure SM57 microphone is exceptional for musical instrument pickup and vocals. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. In the studio, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds.

The SM57's outstanding performance, legendary reliability, and diversity of application make this "workhorse" the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers worldwide.

SM57-LC : Without Cable

SM57-LCE : Without Cable, with 5/8-inch to 3/8-inch thread adapter for mounting on European stands

Features

  • Contoured frequency response for clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup
  • Professional-quality reproduction for drum, percussion, and instrument amplifier miking
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while reducing background noise
  • Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise
  • Extremely durable under the heaviest use
  • Frequency response: 40 to 15,000 Hz
  • Replacement cartridge:  R57
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About Manufacturer

Since 1925, musicians and music enthusiasts around the world have chosen Shure with confidence in the unparalleled sound and performance of our products. For forty years and counting, the Shure SM58 has been the most popular vocal microphone in the world, revered for its natural sound and famed durability. Our wireless microphones are synonymous with innovative technology and bulletproof reliability. And our award-winning earphones are redefining the audio experience for the most discerning listeners. But Shure stands for more than quality products. We are passionate about enabling performances that engage, energize and inspire audiences -- performances that help shape the course of history. Shure was there when Elvis stepped into Sun Studios and when JFK vowed to put a man on the moon. We've been on the world's biggest stages, from Live Earth to the Oval Office, ever since. Shure is also passionate about getting it right. We work tirelessly to develop flawless products and support them with the best customer service in the industry. In fact, in everything we do, we are committed to delivering a great audio experience -- because that's the true measure of legendary performance.

Specifications

Type
Dynamic
Frequency Response
40 to 15,000 Hz 
Polar Pattern
Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency.
Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz)
Open Circuit Voltage: -56.0 dBV/Pa* (1.6 mV)
*(1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)
Impedance
Rated impedance is 150 ohms (310 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance
Polarity
Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
Connector
Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
Case
Dark gray, enamel-painted, die-cast steel with a polycarbonate grille and a stainless steel screen
Dimensions
See User Guide
Net Weight (without cable)
284 grams (10 oz)

Sound Clips

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3rd Power Dreamweaver Hot blooded

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3rd Power CEO Jamie Scott mimicking classic record tones achievable with the Dreamweaver and 2x12 cabinet.

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3rd Power CEO Jamie Scott mimicking classic record tones achievable with the Dreamweaver and 2x12 cabinet.

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3rd Power Dreamweaver American Channel

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3rd Power CEO Jamie Scott demonstrates a range of overdriven tones available with the Dreamweaver's American Channel

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3rd Power British Dream Rock Riffs

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3rd Power CE Jamie Scott demonstrates the versatility of the British Dream's ability to overdrive based upon input volume, and plays some killer classic rock guitar riffs.

3rd Power CE Jamie Scott demonstrates the versatility of the British Dream's ability to overdrive based upon input volume, and plays some killer classic rock guitar riffs. (view less)

Downloads

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SM57 User Guide

SM57 Spec Sheet (Includes Polar Pattern Graphs)