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Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Dynamic microphone, absolute studio essential

Product Description

The Shure SM57 unidirectional dynamic microphone is exceptional for musical instrument pickup or for vocals. With its bright, clean sound and carefully contoured presence rise, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. In the studio, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds. For musical instruments or vocals, the SM57 is a consistent choice of professional performers. It is also the standard microphone used on the podium of the U.S. President for over 30 years. Its outstanding performance, legendary reliability, and diversity of application make this "workhorse" the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers the world over.



  • Contoured frequency response for clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup
  • Professional-quality reproduction for drum, percussion, and instrument amplifier miking
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while reducing background noise
  • Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise
  • Extremely durable under the heaviest use
  • Frequency response: 40 to 15,000 Hz

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents Includes microphone clip, storage bag, and user guide
Length 6.18 in
Diameter 1.25 in
Unit Weight 0.625 lb
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Transducer Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required No
Impedance Output: 310 Ohms
Frequency Range 40 Hz - 15 kHz
Sensitivity -56 dBV/Pa (1.6 mV)

Product Reviews

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The Shure SM57 is a world class microphone. It’s been around for ages and, while that doesn’t have to mean much because some mics such as the SM58 I find to be always an inferior option, I think with the 57 Shure have really nailed it. I bought this for a recording session for an acoustic guitarist I work with. The mic sounded great on each guitar he brought in. Or rather the guitars all sounded great through it. Naturally you’ll want to do additional processing for a polished recording but this mic offers such a wonderful sound on all it captures. Just a little EQ & compression along with any time based effects will really make your source material shine. I now primarily use this as a vocal mic live and in the studio. It works wonderfully for that as well. Live I use no additional processing and in the studio I get pretty effect heavy. In both situations it stands up. The Shure SM57 is at home in anyone’s studio or live rig and I truly believe Shure will probably be manufacturing this microphone for all eternity with good reason.

By Tommy T on July 3, 2023

Versatile inexpensive mic that works on just about anything.
I hate to call this a "budget" mic because people get the wrong idea. This inexpensive mic is great on acoustic guitar, snare drums, and anything transient heavy. And, it's great on female vocals!

By Gordon W on March 1, 2023

SM57: As good as it comes…a classic. And another xlnt Vintage King purchase.

By SuperGravity F on October 23, 2022

True workhorse of the audio recording world. Love it! Used on multiple recording sessions, but I needed a another one, so welcome to the family!

By Kevin T on May 25, 2021

The Swiss Army knife of the audio world. You can use these for anything and they last forever and sound good.

By Robert J on June 23, 2019

Since the early 70s, it continues being all that I anticipate of the Shure SM57, including its ruggedness!
Tim Pledger

By Tim P on May 1, 2019

You can't go wrong with these, they are an industry standard for a reason. Vocals, guitar, snare drums, toms, etc., they do the job and they're super-durable. A bargain, frankly.

By J. Douglas on May 5, 2017

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