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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

Key Specs
Form Factor
Handheld / Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
1x Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
On-Board Controls
No
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 15 kHz
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
Power Sources
No Power Required
Microphone
Primary Applications
Live Sound, Studio Recording
Form Factor
Handheld / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Instruments
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
1x Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
No
Performance
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 15 kHz
Impedance
150 Ohms
Load Impedance
310 Ohms
Sensitivity
56 dBV/Pa (1 kHz, Open Circuit Voltage)
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
Power Sources
No Power Required
Physical
Color
Gray
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female
Construction Material
Steel, Steel Wire Grille
Environmental Protection
No
Dimensions
ø: 1.3 x L: 6.2" / ø: 3.2 x L: 15.7 cm
Weight
10.02 oz / 284 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.1 x 4.95 x 3.45"

Shure SM57-LC Reviews

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made in? which country

made in? which country
Asked by: Tamil
This SM57 is made in Mexico.
Answered by: Temuri
Date published: 2020-03-16

question

I'm a comedian looking for the best recording device for audience laughter. I have equipment to record my voice, but whats the best device for capturing as much audience laughter as possible?
Asked by: Anonymous
I disagree that one should use an omni mic for picking up audience laughter. Most clubs and auditoriums have PA systems, and you want to focus on the audience while not picking up the PA system. Therefore, you need a directional microphone that you can point at the audience and away from the PA loudspeakers. The SM57 will work OK in this application. So will other directional microphones.
Answered by: Robert A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does this mic need a direct box when connecting ...

Does this mic need a direct box when connecting to a mixer? The mixer is a Yamaha MG if that matters.
Asked by: David
No. Use a microphone input on the mixer and use the trim or gain control on the mixer to get good gain from the mic. Not to much and not too little! Just Right!
Answered by: Greg
Date published: 2021-04-26

Does this mic require phantom power?

Does this mic require phantom power?
Asked by: Anthony
No, the Shure SM57-LC Dynamic Instrument Microphone does not require phantom power for operation.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-04-26

question

Can the SM 57 microphone plug directly into my Canon HF 100 HD video camera with a 1/8 (3.5MM) cable?
Asked by: Bob K.
The Shure SM57 can be connected to the 3.5mm input of a camera. For the best sound, it is recommended to use a combination of XLR cable, and specially designed XLR to 3.5mm adapter. The Kopul LMT100 will match the low impedance output of the mic to the high impedance input of the camera. <a href= http://bhpho.to/1yMIinD target= _blank >http://bhpho.to/1yMIinD</a>
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Could you tell the weight of the hole package?
Asked by: Anonymous
Total package weight is just under 3 lbs.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

What's the dynamic range?
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>
Answered by: Shure Rep Shure Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Use for Outdoor Nature Recording yes/no?
Asked by: Anonymous
no
Answered by: luis a.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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