A standard on stages throughout the world for years, the Shure SM58 Dynamic Vocal Microphone offers a carefully tailored frequency rise at about 4,000 Hz for smooth as silk vocals that stand out in the mix. Long associated with its unmistakable sound and unsurpassed reliability, the Shure SM58 Dynamic Vocal Microphone is widely considered the most popular mic in the world. Designed for professional vocal use in sound reinforcement and studio recording, the Shure SM58 Dynamic Vocal Microphone utilizes a highly effective, built-in, spherical filter that minimizes wind and breath pop noise while the cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes unwanted background noise. The tailored vocal response on the SM58 is a legendary tone that has become a world standard. Shure SM58 Dynamic Vocal Microphone Features: Smooth, mid-frequency presence rise for world-famous SM58 Mic sound, Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source, Minimizes background noise, Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise, Rugged construction for extreme reliability in demanding applications, Effective, built-in spherical wind and pop filter, 50 to 15,000 Hz frequency response, Supplied with break-resistant stand adapter which rotates 180 degrees, Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability, Includes a mic stand adapter and a zippered storage pouch, Proximity Effect: When the sound source is less than 1/4 inch from the microphone, the microphone boosts bass frequencies (by 6 to 10 dB at 100 Hz), creating a warmer and richer bass sound than when farther away. This effect, known as proximity effect, happens only in unidirectional dynamic microphones like the Shure SM58 Vocal Mic. The low-frequency roll-off on the SM58 provides greater control, allowing the user to take full advantage of proximity effect.
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SM58 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Without Cable
The legendary Shure SM58 vocal microphone is designed for professional vocal use in live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording. Its tailored vocal response for sound is a world standard for singing or speech. A highly effective, built-in spherical filter minimizes wind and breath "pop" noise. A unidirectional (cardioid) pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise.
Rugged construction, a proven shock-mount system, and a steel mesh grille ensure that even with rough handling, the SM58 will perform consistently, outdoors or indoors.
The Standard for Dynamic Vocal Mics
You'll find multiple SM58s in most any studio or live music venue - no doubt you've heard of them. The SM58's frequency response is tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass rolloff. The uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise, which is ideal for vocals, especially in live situations where background noise is substantial.
The microphone's pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise, making it a great choice for handheld vocals, and the built-in wind/pop filter helps keep things in check.
The dark gray, enamel-painted, die-cast metal case has legendary looks and - paired with the mesh grille - legendary toughness.
- Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass rolloff
- Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise
- Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise
- Effective, built-in spherical wind and pop filter
- Supplied with break-resistant stand adapter which rotates 180 degrees
- Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness and reliability
- Cardioid (unidirectional) dynamic
- Frequency response: 50 to 15,000 Hz
|Type ||Dynamic |
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|50 to 15,000 Hz |
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(at 1,000 Hz Open Circuit Voltage)
|-54.5 dBV/Pa (1.85 mV) |
1 Pa = 94 dB SPL
|Impedance ||Rated impedance is 150 Ohms (300 Ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance |
|Polarity ||Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3 |
|Case ||Dark gray, enamel-painted, die cast metal; matte-finished, silver colored, spherical steel mesh grille |
|Connector ||Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type) |
|Net Weight ||298 grams (10.5 oz) |
|Dimensions ||162 mm (6-3/8 in.) L x 51 mm (2 in.) W |
|Model ||Description |
|SM58-LC ||Includes Stand Adapter and Zippered Pouch |
|SM58S ||Includes Integrated On/Off Switch, Swivel Adapter and a Zippered Pouch |
|SM58-CN ||Includes 7.6 m (25 ft) XLR-Male to XLR-Female Cable, Swivel Adapter and a Zippered Pouch |
|SM58-X2U ||Includes X2U XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter and 9.8' USB Cable |
Accessories & Replacement Parts
|Model ||Description ||Model ||Description ||Model ||Description ||Model ||Description |
|A58WS ||Windscreen (6 Color Options) ||C25F ||7.6 m Cable (25 ft) ||A26M ||Dual Mount ||R59 ||Cartridge |
|A55M ||Isolation Mount ||A25D ||Microphone Clip ||RK153G ||Screen and Grille ||S37A ||Desk Stand |
SM Microphones are equal to the demands of high-energy performance, proven time and time again through decades of rigorous use by performers and engineers of all experience levels. The renowned sound and construction of the SM Microphone line has remained the metric by which all other microphone performance has been judged, setting standards for minimized handling noise and improved gain before feedback. In live performance and recording applications, SM Microphones are legendary - virtually indestructible professional gear.