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Shure SM57 Instrument Microphone

The legendary Shure SM57 microphone is exceptionally good for musical instrument pickup and vocals. It has a bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response making it ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. The SM57 has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern to isolate the main sound source and minimise background noise. In studio applications it's excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwind instruments.

The outstanding performance, legendary reliability, and diversity of application makes the SM57 the "workhorse" choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers worldwide.

Applications: Guitar/Bass Amps, Brass, Saxophone, Harmonica, Snare/Tom, Conga.


  • Frequency Response 40 Hz to 15 KHz
  • Contoured frequency response for clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup.
  • Professional-quality reproduction for miking drums, percussion, and instrument amplifiers.
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while reducing background noise.
  • Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise.
  • Legendary Shure quality and ruggedness.

Response Charts

Shure SM57 Frequency and Polar Response Charts

Technical Specifications

lnsert TypeMoving Coil Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid (Unidirectional)
Frequency Response 40 Hz to 15,000 Hz
Output Impedance310 Ohms at 1 KHz
Output Level-54.5 dBV/Pa (1.9 mV) at 1 KHz
Weight284 g
ConstructionDie cast metal handle. Dark gray matte finish.Polycarbonate grill with stainless steel screen.

Ordering Information

DescriptionOrder Code
Shure SM57 Vocal MicrophoneSHU-SM57
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