Shure SM 7 B review: specs & price

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Dynamic Studio Microphone

The Shure SM 7 B is a Dynamic Studio Microphone with a For music and speech transmission, ideal for broadcast, radio and TV, Flat, wide-range frequency...

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Switchable polar patternOmni, figure eight, cardioid------Spherical, cardioid, bi-directional-Cardioid / omnidirectional----------
Frequency response20 - 20,000 Hz (+/- 3 dB)---------20 Hz - 20 kHz----20 - 22,000 Hz-20 - 22,000 Hz20 - 22000 Hz20 Hz - 22 KHz
Boundary sound pressure level120 dB with pad off, 135 dB with pad on----144 dB-------------142 dB SPL at 0.3% THD
Dimensions194 x 51 mm--203 x 51 x 28 mm53 x 95 mm52 x 225 mm----237 x 46 mm---60 x 155 mm---58 x 235 mm-
Weight0.45 kg---185 g620 g----800 g230 g260 g-340 g---855 g-
Switchable Polar Pattern
Low Cut
Shockmount included
USB Microphone
Frequency range-20 - 20,000 Hz25 - 20,000 Hz20 Hz - 20 kHz7 - 87,000 Hz-20 Hz - 20 kHz20 Hz - 22 KHz-20 - 20000 Hz--20 - 20,000 Hz20 - 18,000 Hz7 - 87,000 Hz-----
Sensitivity-16 mV / Pa-------16 mV / Pa-----28mV / Pa-cardioid---28mV / Pa / cardioid
Max. SPL-151 dB-----142 dB SPL @ 0.3% THD--136 dB-122 dB (for 0.5% THD)---142 dB SPL @ 0.3% THD---
Diaphragm---2 x 27 mm--25 mm-------------
Output impedance---50 ohms, S / N Ratio DIN / IEC 651--50 Ohm-150 Ohm--150 Ohm150 ohms-------
Polar pattern----Cardioid-------Cardioid-Cardioid---Omnidirectional, cardioid & figure-8-
SPL----125 dB---------125 dB-----
Directional characteristics-----Omnidirectional, cardioid and figure eight----------All---
Nominal impedance-----50/200 ohms------------200 ohms-
Directional characteristic------Cardioid----------Cardioid--
Length--------123 mm--123 mm165 mm-------
Signal-to-noise ratio---------85 dBA------84 dB (1 Pa / 1KHz-cardioid)---
Signal to noise ratio---------------86 dB (1 Pa/1 KHz cardioid)-85 dB (1 Pa / 1 kHz)-83 dB (1 Pa / 1 Khz / cardioid)
Accessories---------------Elastic mounting, aluminium case---Elastic microphone spider, aluminum case
Amplifier Type----------------Ultrawide--Ultrawide, Ultralinear, Class A

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The Shure SM 7 B is a Dynamic Studio Microphone with a For music and speech transmission, ideal for broadcast, radio and TV, Flat, wide-range frequency response for exceptionally clean and natural playback of both music and speech, Bass rolloff and mid-range emphasis (presence boost) controls with graphic display of response setting, Improved shielding against electromagnetic hum, especially against broadband interference from computer monitors, Internal air-suspension shock absorber virtually eliminates mechanical noise transmission, Highly effective pop filter eliminates need for any add-on protection against explosive breath sounds, even for close-up vocals or narration, The detachable wind shield A7WS protects against popping noises and gives a close-up and warmer sound, Swivel bracket with integrated tripod mount for easy installation and precise microphone positioning & Incl. Switch cover plate and wind protection. The retail price is 309.17 £.


Polar patternCardioid
Frequency response50 - 20,000 Hz
Output Impedance150 Ohm
Open circuit sensitivity-59.0 dBV / Pa (1.12 mV)
Dimensions190 x 64 x 96 mm
Weight765 g
Suitable replacement foam wind-shieldArt. 263050
Suitable replacement wind protection (Clip on cap windscreen)Art. 157230
Switchable Polar PatternNo
Low CutYes
Shockmount includedNo
USB MicrophoneNo

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