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Shure SM57-LC Dynamic Instrument Microphone

BH #SHSM57LC • MFR #SM57-LC
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 rise, 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

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 rise, 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.

Professional workhorse for vocals and instruments in live sound reinforcement
Legendarily bright and clean sound reproduction
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, with a pneumatic shockmount system that cuts down handling noise
UPC: 042406051316

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: 1.26 x L: 6.18" / ø: 32 x L: 157 mm
Weight10.02 oz / 284 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.32 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.1 x 4.95 x 3.45"

Shure SM57-LC Reviews

solid mic

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

gets the job done

Old reliable

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

Still the same and I like it.

Does the job!

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-07

The mic is great of course. An industry standard and first choice for most professionals to mic a guitar amp. I'm no pro but I concur - works fine for me! Handled vocals too. The rest of the kit (mic stand and XLR cable) is surprisingly good quality too - overall a great buy!

Have something loud to record? This is your mic

By Jesus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-10

Great for loud sources if not it records very soft.

Better than I thought

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-23

This mic is great! Recorded live music and voice overs for my videos. Sounds great.

the classic

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-25

I have a bunch. Snare, toms, guitar, etc. Great every time

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.

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Date published: 2020-03-16

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Asked by: David
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Answered by: Greg
Date published: 2021-04-26

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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

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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

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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

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

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Can I connect this to my mac to use with garage band?
Asked by: Aron
Yes but you would need some sort of interface.
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Date published: 2018-08-28
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