The legendary Shure SM57 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 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.
Uniform cardioid pattern for superior off axis rejection
Superior transient response from a low-mass large Mylar® diaphragm
Flat, neutral frequency response for natural reproduction on stage or in the studio
3-position switchable low-frequency filter helps reduce unwanted background noise or counteract proximity effect for consistent, extended low-end
Durable metal construction.
Three separate mesh layers reduces wind and breath noise.
15dB pad for performance consistency across a wider range of high SPL sources
50 to 20,000 Hz
Electromagnetic Hum Sensitivity
(Typical, Equivalent SPL/milliOersted)
60 Hz: 11 dB
500 Hz: 24 dB
1 kHz: 33 dB
150 Ω for connection to microphone inputs rated at 19 to 300 Ω
Output Level (at 1,000 Hz)
Open circuit voltage: – 59.0 dB (1.12 mV)
0 dB = 1 volt per Pascal
Bass rolloff and mid-range emphasis: Slotted response selector switches
CARTIRDGE SHOCK MOUNT
Internal air-suspension shock and vibration isolator
Three-pin professional audio (XLR)
Integrated, captive nut for ease of attachment to stand, fits 5/8 in.–27 thread
Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3
Dark gray enamel aluminum and steel case with dark gray foam windscreen