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Shure SM57 Dynamic Microphone

Shure SM57
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Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

The Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone is the undisputed workhorse microphone for studio, stage, podiums... and pretty much anywhere you can envision a microphone being used, the SM57 will do the job.

The Shure SM57 unidirectional dynamic microphone is exceptional for musical instrument pickup or for vocals. With its bright, clean sound and carefully contoured presence rise, 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. For musical instruments or vocals, the SM57 is a consistent choice of professional performers. It is also the standard microphone used on the podium of the U.S. President for over 30 years. Its outstanding performance, legendary reliability, and diversity of application make this "workhorse" the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers the world over.

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Shure SM57 Microphone Features

  • Performance tested, industry standard
  • Contoured frequency response tailored for clean, instrumental reproduction (guitars and drums) 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
  • Internal pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise
  • Enamel coated metal construction, polycarbonate grille with stainless steel screen resist wear and abuse
  • Extremely durable under the heaviest use
  • Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability

Shure SM57 Microphone Specifications

  • Microphone Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency.
  • Frequency Response: 40 to 15,000 Hz
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3.
  • Sensitivity (at 1000 Hz): Open Circuit Voltage: -56.0 dBV/Pa (1.6 mV)
  • Impedance: Rated impedance is 150Ω (310Ω actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance.
  • 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.
  • Swivel Adapter: Positive-action, break-resistant, adjustable through 180, with standard 5/8 in.-27 thread
  • Net Weight (without cable): 284 grams (10 oz)
  • Dimensions: 157 mm (6-3/16 in.) L x 32 mm (1-1/4 in.) W at the widest point

Shure SM57 Microphone Includes

  • SM57 microphone
  • Zippered storage bag
  • Break resistant stand adapter

Shure SM57 Microphone Optional Accessories

  • A2WS - Locking Windscreen
  • A55M - Isolation Mount
  • C25F - 7.6m Cable (25 ft)
  • A25D - Microphone Clip
  • A26M - Dual Mount
  • RK143G - Screen and Grille Assembly
  • R59 - Cartridge
  • S37A, S39A - Desk Stand

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Standard for a reason January 2, 2017
Reviewer: Travis Miller from Syracuse, NY United States  
It's affordable, it doesn't skimp on quality or design. It's long been an industry standard for a reason. I've used it to mic instrument cabs and snare drums with success and no several others who do. Great mic.

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Old Faithful April 6, 2016
Reviewer: David  
Won't always be the best microphone for the job, but rarely is it ever the worst. My primary applications are snares and guitar cabs, but it has filled in admirably on toms, percussion and even vocals. Experimenting with a few of these is a great way for engineers to broaden their horizons.

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Shure SM57 August 7, 2013
Reviewer: Roger Henshaw from Point Clare, NSW Australia  
An excellent all round microphone for live acoustic and demo studio recording work.

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the classic May 25, 2012
Reviewer: DW from Manassas, VA United States  
great mic for the money, and for those starting out.  It's a do all for the beginning recordist.  I'm more advanced now but I still use it on guitar amps, sometimes Toms, and occasionally vocals.  Very nice with the AMI/TAB transformer mod as well, even better on snare drum and voice then.

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Just get it. May 17, 2012
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
The workhorse reputation is deserved.  Everybody has a few of these on hand, they're just that good and versatile.  I've even preferred the sound of it on voice to mics many times the cost.

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