Shure SM57 Instrument Microphone

The legendary Shure SM57 microphone 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’s outstanding performance, legendary reliability, and diversity of application make this “workhorse” the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers worldwide. 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. Also doubles as a weapon of mass destruction if attacked at monitor land.



Frequency Response:

  40 Hz through 17KHz

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) based on *1 Pascal=94 dB SPL*


  Rated impedance is 150 ohms (310 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance

Low Frequency Response Switch Positions:

  Not Applicable

Attenuator Switch Positions:

  Not Applicable


  284 grams (10 oz)

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