Dynamic Vocal Microphone with Cardioid Directivity
With its warm, clear sound and frequency response optimised for vocals, the SM58 is a legend among vocal microphones worldwide. The Shure SM58 is a dynamic microphone for lead and backup vocals at live performances, professional audio amplification, and studio recordings.
An integrated, highly effective filter prevents breathing and wind noises, while the cardioid directivity isolates the signal source and reduces unwanted background noise.
The robust design, the tried and tested shock absorber system, and the steel mesh grille ensure that the SM58 always works reliably even in the rough and tumble of everyday stage life. Whether in the open or in a hall, for singing or speaking - the SM58 has been the undisputed number one among professionals all over the world for decades.
- Optimised frequency response with brightened mids and bass cuts
- Integrated, effective wind and pop filter
- Shock absorber system
- Robust construction, sturdy steel mesh grille
- Directivity: Cardioid
- Frequency range: 50 - 15,000 Hz
- Output impedance: 300 Ohm
- Sensitivity: -56 dBV / Pa (1.85 mV)
- Dimensions: 23 x 162 x 51 mm
- Weight: 298 g
- Includes microphone bag, microphone clamp and 3/8" reducing thread
- Suitable windshield: Article no. 135783, suitable replacement mesh grille: Article no. 183069 (both not included)
In the spotlight
Microphones are more or less sensitive to sounds arriving from different angles. This directional sensitivity is an important characteristic of the microphone and falls within a set category of polar patterns. Different polar patterns are adapted to different recording or live sources. Singers naturally prefer microphones that focus on their voice and suppress background noise as much as possible. Cardioid microphones, which derive their name from their heart-shaped polar pattern and by definition favour sound sources coming from the front, are ideal for this purpose – especially since they also suppress unwanted noises coming from the microphones’ sides or rear, thus limiting feedback issues in the process.