By: Shure
Microphones, Headphones & Wireless systems
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Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The Shure SM Microphones Series SM-57 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 SM 57 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.
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°
Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability
Type Dynamic
Frequency Response 40 to 15,000 Hz
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz Open Circuit Voltage) Open Circuit Voltage: -56.0 dBV/Pa* (1.6 mV), *(1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)
Impedance Rated impedance is 150O (310O 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
Case Dark gray, enamel-painted, die-cast steel with a polycarbonate grille and a stainless steel screen
Connector Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
Net Weight 284 grams (10 oz)
Dimensions 157 mm (6-3/16 in.) L x 32 mm (1-1/4 in.) W at the widest point

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