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Shure SM57

Shure SM57


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Product Highlights

  • Versatile Instrument Microphone: Ideal for capturing powerful, high-pressure sound from instruments and amplifiers.
  • Contoured Frequency Response: Engineered for clean audio in live sound mixes.
  • Durable Design: Resilient to hard knocks and flying drumsticks, ensuring reliability during performances.
  • Uniform Cardioid Pattern: Minimizes handling and background noise, focusing on the main sound source.
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The Shure SM57 Instrument Microphone stands out as a robust and versatile choice for both stage and studio settings, adept at handling the intensity of high-pressure sound from various instruments. Its contoured frequency response is specifically designed to produce clean, clear audio, making it easier to engineer live sound mixes. The microphone's durable construction can withstand the rigors of live performances, including accidental impacts. Additionally, its uniform cardioid pickup pattern and pneumatic shock mount system work together to reduce unwanted handling and background noise, ensuring that only the desired sound is captured.

  • 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 150Ω (310Ω actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance
  • 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: 157 mm x 32 mm (6-3/16 in. x 1-1/4 in.)
  • Net Weight (without cable): 284 grams (10 oz)
  • Swivel Adapter: Positive-action, break-resistant, adjustable through 180 degrees, with standard 5/8 in.-27 thread
  • Pneumatic Shock Mount System: Cuts down handling noise
  • Microphone Furnished: With an adjustable stand adapter and a zippered storage bag; microphone clip included.