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Shure SM57 Dynamic Cardioid XLR Vocal & Instrument Microphone

by Shure
Original price £119.00 (inc. VAT) - Original price £119.00 (inc. VAT)
Original price £119.00 (inc. VAT)
£119.00 (inc. VAT)
£119.00 (inc. VAT) - £119.00 (inc. VAT)
Current price £119.00 (inc. VAT)

The Shure SM57 is an industry-standard, highly versatile cardioid dynamic microphone designed for a clean reproduction of vocals and instruments.

The Shure SM57 is an iconic and highly regarded dynamic microphone that has been a staple in the audio industry for decades.

It’s the most popular choice for a professional musician who wants to mic up their amplified or acoustic instrument such as a guitar amp or bass amp, saxophone, trumpet or drums. It is used on stages and in studios around the world.

The contoured frequency response with its presence rise, helps the instrument or vocal cut better through the main mix. The extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source and will simply record what you point at it while rejecting sound from the rear.

Key Features

  • Durability: The SM57 is renowned for its rugged metal construction, making it a reliable choice for both stage and studio use. 
  • Dynamic Operation: As a dynamic microphone, the SM57 is designed to handle high sound pressure levels (SPL) without distortion, making it ideal for capturing loud sources like guitar amplifiers, snare drums, and brass instruments, as well as vocals on stage or in the studio.
  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern: The microphone utilizes a cardioid pickup pattern, which means it primarily captures sound from the front while rejecting noise from the sides and rear. This pattern offers excellent isolation and minimizes feedback.
  • Natural Sound Reproduction: The SM57 is renowned for its ability to capture the natural timbre of instruments and voices accurately. It delivers a well-balanced frequency response, with a slight presence boost in the upper midrange, enhancing clarity and articulation.

    Shure SM57 Specifications

    • Frequency Response: 40 Hz – 15 kHz
    • Frequency Response: Tailored
    • Sensitivity: -56.00 dBV/Pa – 1.60 mV/Pa
    • Transducer Type: Dynamic
    • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    • Switchable low cut: No
    • Connectors: XLR
    • Attenuator: No
    • Interchangeable Capsule: No
    • Main Functionality: Performance
    • Headphone Output: No
    • Cartridge: Fixed
    • Impedance: Rated impedance is 150Ω (310Ω actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance.
    • Case: Dark gray, enamel-painted, die-cast steel with a polycarbonate grille and a stainless steel screen.
    • Weight: 284g
    • Height: 157mm
    • Width: 32mm
    • Depth: 32mm

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