Shure SM57 Unidirectional Dynamic Microphone

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The microphone the President uses!

This microphone has been the standard microphone used by the President of the United States for the last 30 years!

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Shure SM57

Shure SM57 Unidirectional Dynamic Microphone is the microphone the President uses!

The Shure SM57 has been nicknamed the 'Swiss army knife' of microphones because of its varied uses. Professional guitarist use it to mic their amps, but it is also great for vocals. In fact, it has been the standard microphone used by the President of the United States for the last 30 years! 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 Shure SM57 Unidirectional Dynamic Microphones outstanding performance, legendary reliability, and diversity of application make this 'workhorse' the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers worldwide.
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Manufacturer Shure
Technical Specifications
  • Type: Dynamic
  • Frequency Response: 40 to 15000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid) rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis uniform with frequency.
  • Sensitivity (at 1000 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: 32 mm (1 1/4 in.) x 157 mm (6 3/16 in.)
  • Net Weight (without cable): 284 grams (10 oz)
Dimensions N/A
  • 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 15000 Hz
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