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Shure 55SH/II - Cardioid Dynamic Lo-Z Microphone

You Pay: $179.00

A legend in it's own right the Shure 55SH Series II microphone boasts a classic look while providing pristine sonic reproduction and sensitivity response characteristics. The microphone features a dynamic capsule with a cardioid pick-up pattern which is effective in minimizing noise and ambiance at the off-axis sections of the capsule. As a result, higher gain before feedback is established when using near monitor speakers. Shure's classic UNIDYNE II technology combined with modern acoustic components provide a tailored signal response suitable for vocal performances, theatrical and public address applications. An On/Off switch is standard and a fixed, self-tensioning, 5/8"-27 thread swivel mount is also provided.

Classic Appearance
Perhaps the biggest attribute of the 55SH is it's classic design. Also known as the "Elvis microphone", the 55SH lends itself as a perfect prop microphone in performances and theater applications.
Tailored Signal Response
In addition to it's classic design, the 55SH has a performance response fit for professional sound reinforcement, public address and recording.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern in effective in minimizing noise born at the off-axis sections of the capsule. This ensures high gain before feedback when using near stage monitors.
Shock-Mounted Cartridge
The dynamic capsule is shock mounted for added protection against shock and structure born noise.
Transducer Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 50 Hz - 15 kHz
Maximum Input Sound Level not specified by manufacturer
Power Requirements None Dynamic, Requires No Phantom or Battery Power
Output Impedance 150 Ohms (270 Ohms actual) for Connection to Microphone Inputs Rated at 75 to 300 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Dimensions 4.53 x 2.19 x 3.06 (115 x 55.6 x 77.8mm) (H x W x D)
Weight 22 oz. (624 grams)
Shure 55SH/II - Cardioid Dynamic Lo-Z Microphone
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    5.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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      5.0

      Looks great, sounds even better!

      By The Voice of the Wolverines

      from Rocklin, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • beautiful
      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Shure 55SH/II - Cardioid Dynamic Lo-Z Microphone:

        I use the Shure 55SH for college game Public Address. The sound is flawlessly clean and dynamic. I can't believe I went without this mic for so long. The sound is worth every penny. It is also the first mic people actually notice for its aesthetics. It gets compliments and comments every game. The 55SH is easy to set up and use and the on/off switch is quiet and much appreciated. I would recommend this mic to anyone serious about enhancing the art of athletic public address.

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        5.0

        Great Mic

        By accordion 57

        from Hershey, PA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Shure 55SH/II - Cardioid Dynamic Lo-Z Microphone:

          what a great Mic. Super cool retro look and what a sound. Used this for a live stage production musical and it was perfect. No feed back and wonderful pickup levels. worked great!

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          5.0

          It is what it is.

          By KashKowboy

          from Olympia, WA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great prop

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Prop

            Comments about Shure 55SH/II - Cardioid Dynamic Lo-Z Microphone:

            It's a photography prop, have no idea of how it would work for a mic but it looks great in pictures.

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            5.0

            Great Vintage Look updated sound

            By BB

            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Shure 55SH/II - Cardioid Dynamic Lo-Z Microphone:

              Used it for a production of Bye Bye Birdy for that vintage look and sound and it was great!

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              5.0

              great classic look

              By shelby

              from Chicago il

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                  • Performances

                  Comments about Shure 55SH/II - Cardioid Dynamic Lo-Z Microphone:

                  used mics for a band, they sound ok and look great.

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                  Additional Hardware

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                  Shure -  R115S Cartridge for Super 55/55SH Upgrade Kit
                  • You Pay: $100.00
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