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Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone

by Shure
Original price $129.00
Original price $129.00 - Original price $129.00
Original price $129.00
Current price $99.00
$99.00 - $99.00
Current price $99.00
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Cut through the Noise - The Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone

From the United States Presidential lectern to your band’s local basement show, the SM57 is among the world’s most popular microphones. Performers and producers have praised the SM57 consistently for its legendary durability and versatile application possibilities.

  • Contoured frequency response
  • Professional-quality reproduction
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern
  • Pneumatic shock-mount system
  • World-renown rugged durability

Clean it Up

Studio and live sound engineers love the SM57’s contoured frequency response and presence boost. Accurately reproduce the crack of a snare or the shimmer of a guitar with the cleanest audio signal available in a microphone. Listen to your desert island records or see your favorite artist live—an SM57 is likely minimizing any middlemen between their instruments and your ears.

Block it Out

Your drum mix will pop with the SM57’s uniform cardioid pickup pattern and pneumatic shock mount system. The microphone’s sound isolation is matched by none, blocking out cymbals and diminishing drum-bleed for maximum separation. Your live mix is no different: the SM57 won’t pick up sound from the PA or neighboring instruments, retaining the integrity of each performer.

Beat it Up

The durability of the SM57 is the stuff of legends; as long as you don’t lose it, the microphone will last you a lifetime. Shure built the SM57 to withstand hard drumstick hits, powerful kick drums, far drops, tour beatings, and malicious handling. You actually have to try to damage this thing, making it the go-to choice for any live setup.


  • Type: Dynamic (moving coil)
  • Frequency Response: 40 - 15,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Output Impedance: 310 Ω
  • Sensitivity (@ 1 kHz, open circuit voltage), -56.0 dBV/Pa (1.6 mV)
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
  • Connector: Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male
  • Net Weight: 0.284 kg (0.625 lbs)

Manufacturer: Shure
Model: SM57-LC
SKU: I062981-N-65-WHXX
UPC: 042406051316

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