Shure SM57 Dynamic Cardioid Instrument/Vocal Microphone

Multi-purpose Shure microphone with contoured frequency response for clean sound reproduction of amplified or acoustic instruments.


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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.

 • 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

 Type: Dynamic
 Frequency Response: 40 to 15,000 Hz
 Polar Pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with 
 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
 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. 
 Net Weight: 284 grams (10 oz)


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