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Shure SM48-LC - Cardioid Handheld Dynamic Microphone

You Pay: $31.48

The Shure Model SM48 unidirectional dynamic microphone is designed for professional sound reinforcement, studio recording, and broadcasting applications. It maintains a true cardioid pattern throughout its frequency range, ensuring high gain before feedback and rejection of off-axis sound. The tailored frequency response is ideal for vocals. A presence rise brightens mid-range performance, and a low frequency roll-off controls proximity effect.

Perfect for singers on the way up, the SM48 has many of the benefits of the SM58® at a very affordable price.

Cardioid pickup pattern rejects off-axis sound and provides superior gain before feedback
Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened mid-range and bass rolloff to control proximity effect
Shock-mounted cartridge for exceptional ruggedness and reduced handling noise
Built-in "pop" filter that reduces explosive breath sounds and wind noise
Legendary Shure quality and ruggedness
Transducer Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 55 Hz - 14 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)
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Dimensions 6.53 x 2.14" (166 x 54.2mm) LxDiameter
Weight 13.1 oz. (370 g)
Shure SM48-LC - Cardioid Handheld Dynamic Microphone
  • (A25D) Swivel Adapter
  • (26A13) Carrying/Storage Bag
  • 2 Year Warranty
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    ShureSM48-LC - Cardioid Dynamic Mic
     
    4.4

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Good audio (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (5)
      • Home studio (4)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Professional recording (3)
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      4.0

      Recomendado

      By Dany Cast

      from Medellín, Colombia

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Shure SM48-LC - Cardioid Dynamic Mic:

        It is a very good mic. for field work, good construction and good sound

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        4.0

        Awesome for the money

        By Spot

        from Portsmouth, VA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None for the price

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Shure SM48-LC - Cardioid Dynamic Mic:

        Picked up a couple of these for practice in my studio for the band. Ok, so I didn't wanna spring for the SM58 so I got these. Hooked these up through an Allen & Heath ZED board running EV ELX112P Speakers and a DriveRack PX. I'll have to say for the money and a small practice space there is no difference in the 48 and 58. I would have given 5 stars but it not the 58 and certainly not the Beta 58. Still, rugged as the 58 for sure. Didn't like the mic clip that Shure sent with it as it grabs the mic at the end of it rather than somewhere in the middle. Overall a great performer and B&H has it priced right.

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        5.0

        MMM

        By OOOO

        from OOOOO

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Shure SM48-LC - Cardioid Dynamic Mic:

            GOOD...

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great price for a top-notch mic

            By Johnbarz

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Larger Than Sm58

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Shure SM48-LC - Cardioid Dynamic Mic:

            Used mainly for hosts on camera, I've used this mic on many shoots already. It has a performance that is reflective of its big brother, the SM-58, with an almost unnoticeable difference between quality. This mic deserves it's Shure logos, as it does hold up its end of the bargain.

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            5.0

            Great product for a great price

            By Zak

            from Point Beach, NJ

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about Shure SM48-LC - Cardioid Dynamic Mic:

              I use this microphone for DJing, plugs directly into my midi controller and sounds crystal clear.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Value

              By Reed Hewitt

              from Corpus Christi, TX

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Gaudy Silver Screen

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Shure SM48-LC - Cardioid Dynamic Mic:

              My first shoot with this mic was an outdoor event in 30-40 mile per hour winds with loud music blaring on a P.A. system. I put a cheap foam windscreen on and the SM48 performed beautifully. It picked up almost no wind noise, no handling noise, and it did a great job rejecting off-axis sound. The audio quality in general is quite good, and the price is right!

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              4.0

              Versatility

              By William, the editor

              from São Paulo, Brazil

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Not so "vocal" like SM58

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Shure SM48-LC - Cardioid Dynamic Mic:

              If you're in doubt about the versatile SM57, the legend of the SM58 and the price of PG series, maybe you can be satisfied with the SM48 as I did...

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