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. Frequency response tailored for drums, guitars, and vocals. 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. Supplied break-resistant swivel adapter that rotates 180 degrees. Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability.
The SM57 is renowned in the music industry as the standard microphone of choice for snare drums and guitar amplifiers, both in stage and studio. It has also been 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. Contured frequency response for clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup. Professional-quality reproduction for drum, percussion, and instrument amplifier miking. Cardioid (unidirectional) dynamic. Frequency response: 40 to 15,000 Hz
Type: Dynamic Frequency Response: 40 to 15,000 Hz Polar Pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency Output Level (at 1,000 Hz) Open Circuit Voltage: -74.5 dB* (0.19 mV) Power Level: -56.0 dB** *0 dB = 1 V/microbar **0 dB = 1 mW/10 microbar Impedance: Rated impedance is 150 ohms (310 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance Phasing: 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. Swivel Adapter: Positive-action, break-resistant, adjustable through 180 degrees, with standard 5 / 8 in.-27 thread Net Weight (without cable): 284 grams (10 oz)
Shure SM57-LC [SM57LC]
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