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|Transducer||(Moving Coil) Dynamic|
|Frequency Response||40 Hz - 15 kHz|
|Maximum Input Sound Level||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Power Requirements||None Dynamic, Requires No Phantom or Battery Power|
|Output Impedance||150 Ohms (300 Ohms Actual) for Connection to Low Impedance Microphone Inputs|
|Output Connectors||XLR-3M Type|
|Dimensions||6.2 x 1.25" (157 x 32mm) LxD|
|Weight||10 oz (284g)|
I've been using it for spoken word applications like VO and podcasts. In retrospect I probably should have gone with the SM58 for what I'm using it for, but I'm not complaining. Just needs a good pop screen to combat plosives.
I really don't need to say much about this mic. It's a proven workhorse, always reliable and is working great on my snare. Picked it up at the gearfest! One more reason to go to this amazing event!
I should let you know that I am a complete amateur when it comes to recording, but even I can tell how amazing the SM57 is. I've only ever owned one other mic and it was an MXL brand. The MXL made me believe that I needed a better interface and the SM57 assured me that I didn't.
This is one of my preferred options for voice work, especially for YouTube video narration. Quick to set up on my desk -- put it in a Shure A55M, slip on a good foam windscreen and you are good to go.
I picked one of these bad boys up a few days ago, and after recording an entire rock song with just this and an SM58 (for the kick drum), I can say with certainty that you will love this mic. Sounds great on drums, guitars, vocals, and even bass amps.
Needs a preamp for sure. If used for vocal while playing guitar it picks up strumming more then I want.
I have been using these as a touring live soundman/recording engineer since 1972. Simply excellent. With the Shure A2WS windscreen they are my first choice for male vocals. i am primarily an onstage monitor mixer and the SM57 rings out beautifully.
I've just added two new SM57's to my gear and both perform as would be expected from an old work horse standard. I'm currently using them to mike guitar, mandolin and dobro as well as some rhythm instruments like an afuche on stage and the SM57 performs well. I'm 67 yrs.
Using to Mic guitarists amp. Had been using vocal mic... This is much better.
I'm 67 years old and as far back as memory allows (being a child of the 60's) the 57 has always been an affordable "go to" for instrument mikes. And the one I just purchased is no exception. I'm currently using it in small rooms with a small system but my mandolin is present and sounds great.