SM Series Legendary Instrument Microphone
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Shure Incorporated
Mac & Win
In Stock: YES Total on hand: 219 As of 05/19/2022
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The SM57 is the most famous of instrument mics. It’s clean 40Hz-15kHz response has made it the mic of choice for generations. It’s a proven performer on guitar/bass amps, brass, harmonicas, snares, toms, and congas, but it’s not uncommon to see vocalists reach for it, too. It features a cardioid pattern, dynamic element, and a presence peak at around 6.5kHz. Despite all the microphones available today, the SM57 remains universally accepted.

Contoured frequency response for clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup

Professional-quality reproduction for drum, percussion, and instrument amplifier miking

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

Replacement cartridge: R57




Frequency Response

40 to 15,000 Hz


Polar Pattern

Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical aboutmicrophone axis, uniform with frequency.


Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz)

Open Circuit Voltage: -56.0 dBV/Pa* (1.6 mV)

*(1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)



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



Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage onpin 2 with respect to pin 3



Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)



Dark gray, enamel-painted, die-cast steel with apolycarbonate grille and a stainless steel screen


Net Weight (without cable)

284 grams (10 oz)

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