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Product Overview

A reliable workhorse onstage and in the studio.

  • Natural sounding
    Durable bulletproof design
    Used widely in studios as well as on stage
    Frequency response: 40Hz-15kHz
    Tight cardioid polar pattern
Product Details

Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic

The Shure SM57 is one of the most popular professional instrument microphones of all time. The dynamic SM57 mic performs reliably delivering natural sound night after night. Its durable, bulletproof design stands up to road travel and abuse. Perfectly at home in the studio too. The Shure SM57 boasts wide frequency response (40Hz-15kHz) and a tight cardioid polar pattern that are ideal for close-in speaker miking.

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  • Frequency response: 40Hz to 15,000Hz
    Polar pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency
    Sensitivity (at 1,000Hz): Open circuit voltage: -56.0 dBV/Pa (1.6 mV) (Note: 1 Pa = 94dB SPL)
    Impedance: Rated impedance is 150ohms (310ohms 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: 3-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
    Dimensions: 1-1/4"W (top) x 6-3/18"L x 29/32" (bottom)
    Net weight (without cable): 284g (10 oz.)
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2 out of 3 People found this review helpful

Industry standard sound for a reason

By Jared Standish from Wethersfield, CT on 2/15/2011 8:44:11 PM

This mic is considered by many to be an industry standard for guitar cabs, and percussive instruments. It works exceptionally well for these, and is ok for voice and other sources as well. If you're starting out and can only buy a single mic, this is it. If you already have one you know how great it is and should get another.

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