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Shure SM57-LC Dynamic Instrument Microphone

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Shure SM57-LC Dynamic Instrument Microphone
Key Features
  • For Drums, Guitars & Vocals
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Made for the Stage and Recording
  • Includes Mic Clip & Bag
The Shure SM57-LC Microphone is a cardioid dynamic microphone used in many applications including the USA's presidential podium for over 3 decades. It is a suitable choice for musical instrument pickup or for vocals. With its bright, clean sound and carefully contoured presence, the SM57-LC is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an effective cardioid pickup pattern, which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise.
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Shure SM57-LC Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2A Rugged Mic for Studio and Stage
  • 3SM57 Samples from Audio Test Kitchen
  • 4Features at a Glance
A Rugged Mic for Studio and Stage
The Shure SM57-LC Microphone is a cardioid dynamic microphone used in many applications including the USA's presidential podium for over 3 decades. It is a suitable choice for musical instrument pickup or for vocals. With its bright, clean sound and carefully contoured presence, the SM57-LC is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an effective cardioid pickup pattern, which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise.

In the studio, the SM57-LC is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds. For musical instruments or vocals, the SM57-LC is a consistent choice of professional performers. Its outstanding performance, legendary reliability, and application diversity make this workhorse the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers all over the world.

SM57 Samples from Audio Test Kitchen
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Features at a Glance
  • Professional workhorse for vocals and instruments in live sound reinforcement
  • Legendarily reproduced, bright and clean sound
  • Contoured frequency response for clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while reducing background noise
  • Extremely durable design includes a pneumatic shockmount system that cuts down handling noise

Shure SM57-LC Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsLive Sound, Studio Recording
Form FactorHandheld / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Instrument
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Operated
Capsule1 x Dynamic
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationEnd Address
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Available Separately)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 15 kHz
Impedance150 Ohms
Load Impedance310 Ohms
Sensitivity56 dBV/Pa (1 kHz, Open Circuit Voltage)
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Physical
ColorGray
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female
Included CaseZipper Pouch
Included FiltersNone
Construction MaterialSteel, Steel Wire Grille
Dimensionsø: 1.3 x L: 6.2" / ø: 3.2 x L: 15.7 cm
Weight10.02 oz / 284 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.1 x 4.95 x 3.45"

Shure SM57-LC Reviews

Industry standard

By Hiroyuki
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-10

I'm using SM57 for recording music or speech etc. in a small hall with setting mic stands in front of speakers. For a video shooter like me, audio quality is really important. In the case of live recording, getting a line signal from a PA mixer is ideal, however, sometimes it is better to stand SM57 in front of speakers, because the balance of signal and surrounding noise is awesome, so it can be heard more naturally than a PA line. SM57 and SM58 are the most reliable mics. I don't need to say so anymore. Of course, the audio quality is super clear and the metal body is so stable. The mic stand and cable including this bundle are also enough stable for this price.

Classic Go To microphone!

By Randy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-16

One of the best mics for female hard rock vocals!

solid mic

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-16

gets the job done

The one-and-only

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-10

For the price, get 10 or 12. Seriously, though... I bought my first one 50 years ago, it still works, and I just bought another one. And I'm sure it isn't the last one.

You can't go wrong with this mic

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-24

I use the SM57 for recording guitar amps, speakers in isolation cabinets and snare drums. Excellent construction and performance and Shure has kept the price at $99 for as long as I can remember. An excellent tool for recording.

Old reliable

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-15

Still the same and I like it.

Fantastic!

By Edward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-11

Great sound!

THE standard for Instrument Mics and a Great Bundle

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-03

SM57s are THE standard mic for instruments. Of course you can buy specialty mics that sound better on specific instruments. For general stage use, though, you just can't beat a 57. This bundle is a great value. For only $10 more than the mic alone you get a stand (seems decent, if not super sturdy) and a mic cable (too early to tell how long it'll last but seems fine so far).

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Asked by: Anthony
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Answered by: Matt Z
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Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Asked by: Anonymous
Detailed frequency response data can be found here: <a href= http://cdn.shure.com/specification_sheet/upload/81/sm57-specification-sheet-english.pdf target= _blank >http://cdn.shure.com/specification_sheet/upload/81/sm57-specification-sheet-english.pdf</a>
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Asked by: Anonymous
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Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can I connect this to my mac to use with garage band?
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