Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Article number: SM57-LC
Availability: Ships from manufacturer
Delivery time: Normal delivery time is 2-7 business days, subject to availability.

The legendary Shure SM57 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. The SM57 has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern that isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. In the studio, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds. Outstanding performance, reliability, and application diversity make this "workhorse" the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers worldwide.

When I started mixing monitors for Keith Urban, we both felt his guitar wasn't upfront enough in his in-ear mix. When I switched to an SM57 on his Marshall cabs, he asked "what did you do to get it right here [motioning his open palm to his nose]." I replied, "SM57 and a Marshall... who would've thunk!" He laughed agreeably and I had job security. -Jason Spence, JSS President and Engineer

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
  • Replacement cartridge: R57
  • Includes Microphone Clip and Leather Case

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
  • Net Weight: 284 grams (10 oz)
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