The Shure SM58 is a legendary live vocal microphone known for its rugged reliability on tour. Tuned to accentuate the warmth and clarity of lead and backup vocals,
Shure is a Legendary Performance
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.
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- On/Off Switch Included
- 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
- Replacement cartridge: R59
Microphone Type: Dynamic
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: Tailored
Form Factor: Handheld
Model Line: SM
The Shure SM58 is a dynamic hand-held microphone known for its reliability and durability. It can handle extremely high sound pressure levels making it great for live applications, is very lightweight and has the ability to reject background noise.
Often used in live performances, karaoke, onstage announcements and even in some cases by DJs, the SM58 has been an industry standard for nearly 50 years. Although it is predominantly used for vocals, this microphone can also be repurposed as a low-cost speaker for the public address systems.
The large diaphragm on the SM58 makes it perfect for loud music, with its ability to handle extremely high sound pressure levels (up to 160dB). The frequency response is also tailored for vocals, making the SM58 sound natural and clear when used.
One of the biggest advantages is its durability. It can be dropped, kicked and even thrown without breaking – perfect for any on-the-go situation. In addition, the built-in windscreen helps to reduce wind noise and plosives, making the SM58 perfect for live use.
Despite its popularity, it is not a cheap microphone, but for the quality and durability it offers, the SM58 is well worth the investment. If you’re looking for a reliable microphone for your next performance, whether in the studio or in a live setting, you can’t go wrong with the Shure SM58.