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Shure Super 55

Large-diaphragm supercardioid dynamic microphone

Item # 183SUP55

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If you're belting out some rockabilly, channeling a crooner, or portraying a vintage voice of authority on the TV news, you want a microphone that fits the mood. Shure built the Super 55 dynamic microphone to add that classic retro touch to your performances. This satin chrome beauty carries on the tradition of Shure's famous 55S microphone — first developed in 1939, now updated to incorporate the latest in Shure microphone technology.

For vocals and the spoken word

Shure has tailored the frequency response of the Super 55 for natural-sounding vocals and speech, while incorporating a shock-mounted cartridge that minimizes noise when you're handling the microphone. The supercardioid pattern of the Super 55 does a stellar job rejecting off-axis noise and eliminating feedback. This versatile microphone incorporates a swivel mount that lets you get just the right degree of tilt, so it's just as much at home on the stage belting out some classic Elvis as it is on your desk while you record your latest podcast.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • designed for lead and backup vocals
    • dynamic microphone
    • classic, retro styling
    • cardioid pattern for noise rejection and feedback resistance
    • 5-position bass roll-off switch
    • frequency response: 60-17,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: -53.0 dBV/Pa
    • output impedance: 150 ohms
    • weight: 1.45 lb
    • male XLR connector
    Other Info:

    What's in the Box:

    • Microphone
    • 5/8" to 3/8" Brass thread adapter
    • Soft case
    • Owners manual (Eng / Span / Fren and Others)
    • Warranty card
    • Safety and Warnings
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    Features and Specs

    Application For live use
    Type Dynamic
    Polar Pattern Supercardioid
    Phantom Power N
    Connector XLR
    Frequency response 60Hz-17kHz
    Sensitivity -53 dBV/Pa
    Max SPL Not given
    Diameter 3.082
    Length 7.406
    Weight 23.2 oz.
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years

    Product Research


    Overview: The Shure Super 55 is a dynamic (moving coil) microphone designed with a tailored frequency response specifically for vocals and speech. It features a supercardioid polar pattern, vibrant blue foam wind-screen, integrated swivel mount, and a classic look. With a shock-mounted cartridge, that minimizes handling noise, and a rugged die cast casing, the Super 55 is built for the rigors of live use.

    Polar Pattern: The microphone's supercardioid polar pattern offers high gain before feedback, maximum isolation from other sound sources, and minimum off-axis tone coloration.

    Swivel Mount: The Super 55 includes a self-tensioning swivel mount, that allows the mic to be tilted forward, up to 45 degrees, or backward, up to 80 degrees.

    Connection: The output connection is a balanced, 3-pin, male XLR connector.


    • Type: Dynamic (Moving coil)
    • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
    • Frequency Response: 60 Hz - 17 kHz
    • Maximum SPL: Not given
    • Dynamic Range: Not given
    • Attenuation Pad: None
    • Filter: None
    • Phantom Power: Not required
    • Output Impedance: 290 Ohms
    • Sensitivity: -53.0 dBV/Pa
    • Housing: Chrome-plated die casting
    • Connector Type: 3-pin male XLR
    • Dimensions: Length - 7.406", Width - 2.197", Depth - 3.082"
    • Weight: 1.45 lbs.

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