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Shure A53M Isolation and Swivel Shock Stopper Microphone Mount

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Product Highlights
  • Designed for Tapered Microphones

The A53M from Shure is a high-quality isolation mount and swivel adapter. The mount has standard threads for use with a variety of mic stands and boom arms. The full-circle design provides a secure hold, reducing mechanical noise and vibration by up to 20dB. The mount is compatible with virtually any tapered microphone, including the SM81, SM94, VP64, KSM137, KSM141, and 849.

Shure A53M Isolation and Swivel Shock Stopper Microphone Mount
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    ShureA53M Isolation and Swivel Shock Stopper Microphone Mount
     
    4.9

    (based on 10 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Improves performance (6)
    • Well built / quality (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting indoors (3)
      • Shooting outdoors (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
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        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Excellent shock mount

      By AuldWorks

      from New York, NY

      About Me Recording Pro

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shure A53M Isolation and Swivel Shock Stopper Microphone Mount:

          I use the A53M on a pair of classic AKG-414B-ULS studio condenser mikes that I purchased used. I tried AKG's current shock mount for the 414 series, and it simply did not provide as good shock isolation as the A53M. The small size is also a definite plus.

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          4.0

          Shure A53M Shock mount

          By Bent

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mic Isolation
            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Shure A53M Isolation and Swivel Shock Stopper Microphone Mount:

            This is a "sleeper" product by legendary American microphone manufacturer Shure Brothers. It's probably the most compact shock mount made and, while not the absolute best, is far better than the standard clips that come with most mics, and will give extra vibration isolation. A few of them can be fit into your recording kit, or studio for that time when you need one. The A53M fits many small diameter mics and also has a big brother, the A55M which fits larger diameter mics. A very clever, compact and cost effective solution to a common problem.

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            5.0

            Great performance for the price

            By Stovetop

            from Union County, NJ

            Comments about Shure A53M Isolation and Swivel Shock Stopper Microphone Mount:

            I purchased a pair of these for a set of Shure SM81s after reading that a number of the top recording engineers prefer these to the traditional spider style. They do seem to do an as good or better job with a lower cost and less bulk.

            This style would be my top recommendation for a good-performing, no-nonsense shock mount for small diaphragm condensers. It also works well with the Beyerdynamic M201. If you have other mics, check the specs on the SM81 and if your mic has roughly the same diameter then you should be good to go.

            Negatives:

            They slump a little when used horizontally. This is an aesthetic thing mostly.

            Speaking of aesthetics, if you are using these for a studio some clients might find them less impressive than a big spider mount. They don't look as expensive.

            I read that these work with the Gefell M930 and they do to an extent, but I only feel comfortable using them with my M930s if they are mounted facing forward with the cable coming out the bottom. I feel like in a sideways or upside down position the mic could work its way out.

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            5.0

            Anything Else That Works Just Won't Fit

            By Ron M

            from Sydney, Australia.

            About Me Over 40yrs Pro Audio, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Nothing Gets Past
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Kills Conduction Noise
              • Less Feedback Thru Floor
              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Shure A53M Isolation and Swivel Shock Stopper Microphone Mount:

              OK, so we DO want to hear bass from the source of our sound.

              What we DON'T want to hear is boot thumps and rumble from the podium, ...nor do we want any "whoomp feedback" inducing sounds (that are resonating through the platform and up the stand) being conducted to our microphone.

              The trouble is that any OTHER effective shock-mount pretty much doubles the precious space needed for our mic on its own.

              This one's barely noticeable on stage and/or far easier to conceal inside or around instruments…

              …and it really DOES work.

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              5.0

              Shure A53M Shock Mount is a Shure Thing!

              By dallman

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Audio Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor Audio Recording
                • Outdoor Audio Recording

                Comments about Shure A53M Isolation and Swivel Shock Stopper Microphone Mount:

                I bought this Shure Microphone mount for a specific set of active mics. I am able to mount the mics on a bar that slides into the A53M and it provides excellent isolation. I really like its low profile and with rubber cushioning and dampening it seems to work as well as larger shockmounts using more elaborate elastic band isolation methods. I can see that 2 of these would work well with some of my full sized thinner mics and I actually have a set of larger Shure isolation shock mounts that I use with some fatter microphones. This is a well priced item that does the job, resists vibration and allows me to optimize recordings. I have not yet found any negatives, perhaps because it is a simple item that does a good job isolating vibrations.

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                5.0

                Great SD mount

                By Free Music, just donate at the door.

                from NY Area

                About Me Experienced Sound Tech

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Shure A53M Isolation and Swivel Shock Stopper Microphone Mount:

                    On a review here about these fitting the Schoeps CMC collette system I took a chance and ordered a pair of these.
                    A "Shure" grip without the bulky spider mounts. Easy to place and stays put.
                    Simply wonderful! Shure is fine company.

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                    5.0

                    It's Small and It Works

                    By RPC

                    from SE PA

                    About Me Tech Savvy

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Drum Kits Location Work

                      Comments about Shure A53M Isolation and Swivel Shock Stopper Microphone Mount:

                      This is a great shock mount for pencil-style mikes - much smaller than elastic-band types and just as effective.

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                      5.0

                      Great Shock Protection in Compact Size

                      By Frank Beacham

                      from New York City

                      About Me Audio Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fine shock protection
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • Pro Mic Shock Mount

                      Comments about Shure A53M Isolation and Swivel Shock Stopper Microphone Mount:

                      I use Shure KSM-141 mics in a live recording situation of bands. Shure's A53M shock mounts are small and compact, yet provide excellent suspension and shock protection.

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                      5.0

                      Great for use with Schoeps MK41 mics

                      By Classic Dan

                      from Pennsylvania

                      About Me Tech Savvy

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                      Pros

                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Shure A53M Isolation and Swivel Shock Stopper Microphone Mount:

                        I use these with my expensive Schoeps MK41 mics. They are alot cheaper than the ones that came with the mics and do a better job. Highly recommend these.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect for small diaphragm condensers

                        By chester

                        from Minneapolis, MN

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Holds Items Securely
                        • Portable
                        • Stable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Shure A53M Isolation and Swivel Shock Stopper Microphone Mount:

                          This clip is great. It has a low profile, and it perfectly fits most of the pencil condensers in my collection.

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