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Shure 55SH Series II Unidyne Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

BH #SH55SH2 • MFR #55SH SERIES II
Shure 55SH Series II Unidyne Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
Key Features
  • Tailored for Vocals & Speech
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Shock-Mounted Dynamic Cartridge
  • 50 Hz to 15 kHz Frequency Response
The Shure 55SH Series II is a Unidyne cardioid dynamic microphone boasting a classic look and vocal-tailored sound for recording sessions, live stage applications, and on-camera use. The dynamic cartridge is shock mounted to impede handling noise and vibrations transferred through your mic stand. The implementation of a cardioid polar pattern minimizes pickup of off-axis noise and ambience, yielding higher gain before feedback and attenuated stage bleed.
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Shure 55SH II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Classic Appearance
  • 3Tailored Frequency Response
  • 4Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 5Shock-Mounted Cartridge

The Shure 55SH Series II is a Unidyne cardioid dynamic microphone boasting a classic look and vocal-tailored sound for recording sessions, live stage applications, and on-camera use. The dynamic cartridge is shock mounted to impede handling noise and vibrations transferred through your mic stand. The implementation of a cardioid polar pattern minimizes pickup of off-axis noise and ambience, yielding higher gain before feedback and attenuated stage bleed.

The mic delivers a frequency response of 50 Hz to 15 kHz with a gentle presence boost peaking at approximately 6.5 kHz. Its XLR 3-pin output ensures compatibility with most mixer inputs, microphone preamps, and portable PA systems. An on/off switch is provided for convenient muting of the mic between speeches or performances. The attached, self-tensioning, 5/8"-27 thread swivel mount can be tilted up to 45 degrees forward and 80 degrees backward. Chrome die-cast metal construction provides tour-worthy durability.

 

Classic Appearance

In addition to being a mic with solid audio characteristics for the studio and stage, the 55SH Series II makes a great prop microphone in video shoots, photos, and theater applications

Tailored Frequency Response

The 50 Hz to 15 kHz frequency response features a slight dip in the low-mid frequency range and a gentle rise from 1 to 10 kHz, making its sonic performance optimized for vocals, public address, and dialog

Cardioid Polar Pattern

The cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing sound pickup at the off-axis sections of the capsule, ensuring high gain before feedback

Shock-Mounted Cartridge

The dynamic capsule is shock mounted for added protection against shock- and structure-born noise
UPC: 042406051811

Shure 55SH II Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleDynamic
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsOn/Off
WindscreenNone
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 15 kHz
Impedance270 Ohms
Sensitivity-58 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
Physical
ColorSilver
MountingMounting Thread (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female
Included CaseNone
Included FiltersNone
Construction MaterialDie-Cast Zinc
DimensionsH: 7.4 x W: 2.19 x L: 3.06" / H: 188 x W: 55.6 x L: 77.8 mm (with Mount)
Weight1.37 lb / 0.62 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.79 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.15 x 4.95 x 3.3"

Shure 55SH II Reviews

GIFT

By Marie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-05

I purchased this microphone for my Husband it is the one he always wanted. He loves his Shure 55SH Microphone

Great vocal mic.

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-03

Great iconic vocal mic. Like the switch to turn it off when not used.

Excelent

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-26

Excelent product!

The Shure 55SH II Unidyne Microphone

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-12

I am very pleased with this instrument. I had one years ago, but it was damaged in a move. The 55SH is exactly how it is advertised...warm and friendly to use. It's a tiny bit short on highs, but that can easily be taken care of with a slight bit of EQ. Sounds wonderful on the lower end. I am very pleased with this beautiful, shiny microphone.

works great

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

using it on a ham radio. no complaints.

Well worth the money.

By WV Film maker
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-08

Excellent rich and clear sound. You can't beat the traditional style for addressing an audience.

great mic, great look

By Leonard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-16

I needed this for a spoken-word video, and I had an old one laying around, but I decided to buy a new, working one, and I was very happy with the sound, and predictably, the look, of this mic, on camera.

Clear sounding mic

By Darryl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-28

Clear sounds, an love the old school feel of it.

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Date published: 2020-10-29
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