Large-diaphragm cardioid dynamic microphone
Our take on the Shure SM7B by Crutchfield's Ken Nail
Setting the standard
It's no exaggeration when to refer to Shure's SM Series microphones as the industry standard. SM microphones have been carrying the torch for great sound for decades, at legendary performances both live and in the studio. When you want to know you've purchased a microphone that will stand the test of time — whether in durability or in sound quality — look no further than Shure's SM Series.
Singing up a storm on a Shure SM7B vocal microphone
The choice for voice
Shure designed the SM7B dynamic microphone to capture the timbre and quality of the human voice in the studio. The bass rolloff and presence boost controls help to bring out the natural sound of the spoken word and singing, while a built-in "pop" filter reduces the breath sounds that can detract from a performance. Special shielding protects against the interference generated by computers and other electronic devices in the studio. The SM7B includes a windscreen for use in close-up miking and a mounting bracket for excellent stability.
- designed for studio vocal applications
- dynamic microphone
- cardioid pattern for noise rejection and feedback resistance
- yoke mounting bracket
- built-in pop filter, windscreen included
- frequency response: 50-20,000 Hz
- sensitivity:-59 dBV/Pa
- output impedance: 150 ohms
- weight: 27 ounces
- male XLR connector
- foam windscreen
- close-talk screen
- yoke mounting bracket
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- features: response selector switches (flat, mid-boost, bass roll-off); built-in windscreen; close-talk wind screen adapter included
- recording studio: general vocals
- frequency range: 50-20,000 Hz
What's in the Box:
- Cardioid dynamic broadcast microphone with attached foam windscreen and yoke mount
- A7WS Close-talk windscreen
- 5/8"-to-3/8" Thread adapter
- Back cover plate
- Hook-and-loop cable tie
- User Guide
- Limited Warranty
- Warnings and Safety Instructions
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Features and Specs
|Application||For studio use|
|Max SPL||Not given|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: The Shure SM series is designed for high quality and consistent performance for live performances and studio recording. The SM7B is a cardioid dynamic microphone that is ideal for vocal use, especially broadcast and audio production. The SM7B is installed on a heavy-duty locking yoke mount, and comes with a foam windscreen, and a large close-talk windscreen.
Cardioid Pickup Pattern: The SM7B has a cardioid polar pattern for maximum gain before feedback, and excellent rejection of off-axis sound. The tailored microphone cartridge is designed for clear reproduction of vocals.
Switches: The rear panel of the SM7B microphone can be removed to expose two 2-way response selection switches. In the default position (left switch up, right switch down), the microphone has a flat response. With both switches down, a bass rolloff is engaged. When both switches are in the up position, a mid-range emphasis, or presence boost, is in effect.
Construction: The SM7B features an internal "air suspension" shock isolation to virtually eliminate the pickup of mechanical noise. It is internally shielded to reject electromagnetic hum and broadband interference from computer monitors. It has a yoke mount with two tightening nuts to lock the mic in place after adjustments are made. The yoke mount has a 5/8" thread. A 5/8"-to-3/8" thread adapter is included for use with a 3/8" boom or stand thread.
Windscreens: A standard foam windscreen is installed on the microphone, held in place by a hook-and-loop strip. For close-talk applications, it is recommended that the larger A7WS close-talk windscreen (supplied) replace the standard windscreen. It offers maximum protection from plosive breath noises, and creates a warmer, more intimate sound.
- Frequency Response: 50Hz to 20kHz
- Type: Dynamic
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Output Impedance: 150Ω
- Connector: Male XLR
- Sensitivity: -59 dBV/Pa (1.12 mV)
- Dimensions: Diameter 2.45", Length 7.581"
- Weight: 27 ounces
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