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Shure SM58

Cardioid dynamic microphone

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Overview

Our take on the Shure SM58

It's no exaggeration to refer Shure's SM Series microphones as the "industry standard." For decades, these microphones have helped artists deliver legendary performances in both live shows and in the studio. And you can count on these rugged microphones to stand the test of time, capturing your artistry for years to come.

Setting the standard

It's no exaggeration to refer Shure's SM Series microphones as the "industry standard." For decades, these microphones have helped artists deliver legendary performances in both live shows and in the studio. And you can count on these rugged microphones to stand the test of time, capturing your artistry for years to come.

Shur SM58

The slight bump in the SM58's frequency response really makes the vocals pop.

It's the one

If you've watched a live performance, you've most likely seen the SM58 vocal microphone in action.Shure engineered the SM58 with a curve that accents the upper midrange and rolls off the lows, so your lead and backup singers will stand out in the mix. The dynamic cardioid design picks up what you want to hear and does a great job of rejecting extraneous noise from other instruments.

Built like a tank

The construction of the SM58 further clarifies the sound — a pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down on handling noise, while the spherical wind and pop filter keep things quiet even at outdoor venues. Reliability? Can't beat this mic — it's proven itself over millions of miles of touring and millions of gigs.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • designed for lead and backup vocals
    • dynamic microphone
    • cardioid pattern for noise rejection and feedback resistance
    • pneumatic shock mount system rejects external noise and vibration
    • die-cast steel body and hardened steel mesh grille
    Specifications:
    • frequency response: 50-15,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: -54.5 dBV/Pa
    • output impedance: 150 ohms
    • weight: 10.5 oz
    • male XLR connector
    included Accessories:
    • storage bag
    • adjustable stand adapter
    • 5/8" to 3/8" thread adapter
    Other Info:

    What's in the Box:

    • SM58 microphone
    • Swivel stand adapter
    • Zippered vinyl storage bag
    • Hook-and-loop cable tie
    • User Guide
    • Online registration card
    • Safety Precautions card
    • Safety Precautions sheet
    • Limited Warranty sheet
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    Features and Specs

    General
    Application For live & studio use
    Type Dynamic
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Phantom Power N
    Connector XLR
    Specs
    Frequency response 50Hz-15kHz
    Sensitivity -54.5dBV/P
    Max SPL Not given
    Diameter 2.008
    Length 6.412
    Weight 11.5 oz.
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years

    Product Research

    Features

    Overview: The Shure SM58 is a rugged professional microphone designed for live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording applications. Its frequency response is tailored for vocals, with a brightened midrange, and a bass rolloff. This SM58-LC model comes with a swiveling stand mount and a zippered carrying bag.

    Pickup Pattern: The SM58 is has a cardioid polar pattern, which picks up the most sound from directly in front of the microphone, and some sound from the sides. This makes it less susceptible to feedback.

    Construction: The microphone has a durable metal construction, with a die cast metal handle and a dark gray matte finish. It has a pneumatic shock-mount system which reduces handling noise. The hardened steel mesh ball grille protects the internal elements, and resists wear and abuse. Inside the grille is an integrated "pop" filter that reduces explosive breath sounds and wind noise.

    Mounting: The SM58 comes with a swiveling stand mount, which provides a secure mount to a floor stand or a boom stand. The microphone slips into the swivel mount, which lets you tilt the microphone forward or backward over 180°.

    Connector: The Shure SM58 has a 3-pin male XLR connector. No microphone cable is included in this package.

    Specifications:

    • Frequency Response: 50Hz - 15kHz
    • Directional Polar Pattern: Cardioid (unidirectional)
    • Output Impedance (at 1000 Hz): 150 ohms (EIA rated) 300 ohms (actual)
    • Sensitivity (at 1000Hz): -54.5 dBV/Pa (1.85 mV)
    • Weight: 11.5 ounces

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    Why did you buy this?

    I have used a Shure SM58 for years. It has excellent vocal quality and overall quality. A real workhorse. [ Robert  Oct 07, 2017 ]
    It's the industry standard. [ Steven  Apr 16, 2017 ]
    My friend recommended. [ DI  Nov 30, 2016 ]
    It's solid. [ Christopher  Oct 10, 2016 ]
    The SM58 is the flag ship mic to go with, It has been the to go to mic of the proÊ»s. [ Sherman  Oct 02, 2016 ]
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