Shure SM58 LC review: specs & price

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Dynamic vocal microphone with cardioid characteristic

The Shure SM58 LC is a Dynamic vocal microphone with cardioid characteristic with a Cardioid characteristic, Frequency response optimised for vocals with...

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Description Audix OM11Dynamic Vocals MicrophoneDynamic Vocal MicrophoneDynamic Handheld MicrophoneSpeech and vocal microphoneDynamic Vocal MicrophoneSennheiser E 935Dynamic Vocal MicrophoneVocals microphoneDynamic MicrophoneDynamic Vocal MicrophoneDynamic Vocals MicrophoneDynamic Vocals MicrophoneVocal MicrophoneVocal microphoneDynamic Vocal MicrophoneDynamic Vocal MicrophoneDynamic Vocal MicrophoneDynamic Vocals MicrophoneProfessional dynamic vocals microphone
Weight370 g-320 g----400 g-387 g310 g---295 g--333 g337 g280 g
On/Off Switch
Polar PatternHypercardioidCardioidCardioidSupercardioidCardioidCardioidCardioidCardioidCardioidSupercardioidCardioidHypercardioidCardioidCardioidCardioidHypercardioidHypercardioidSupercardioidCardioidCardioid
Directional characteristic-CardioidCardioid--Cardioid----Cardioid--Cardioid------
Frequency range-50 - 18,000 Hz20 - 17000 Hz-50 - 16,000 Hz50 Hz - 18 kHz40 – 18,000 Hz50 Hz - 15 kHz50 - 18,000 Hz50 - 18,000 Hz90 / 18,000 Hz--50 / 18000 Hz50-16,000 Hz--80 / 16000 Hz80 - 12,000 Hz50 Hz - 18 kHz
Impedance-600 Ohm600 Ohm-250 Ohm600 Ω--600 Ohm325 Ohm250 Ω300 Ohm300 Ohm600 Ω-250 Ω250 Ω600 Ω600 Ohm300 Ohm
Sensitivity--2.6 mV/Pa---2.8 mV/Pa at 1 kHz = -51 dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa)1.55 mV/PA------2.5 mV / Pa (-52 dB)-----
Polar pattern----Cardioid--CardioidCardioid--Hyper cardioidCardioid-----Cardioid-
Peak SPL-----142 dB-147 dB SPL-----142 dB------
Dimensions-------185 mm length and 28 mm diameter (50 mm max.)--177 mm x 33-22 mm---52 x 181 mm----58 x 172 mm
Frequency response-----------70 - 16,000 Hz90 - 16,000 Hz-------

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The Shure SM58 LC is a Dynamic vocal microphone with cardioid characteristic with a Cardioid characteristic, Frequency response optimised for vocals with brightened mids and bass rolloff, Cardioid characteristic isolates the main sound source and reduces background noise, Integrated pneumatic shock-mount system minimizes handling noise, Integrated effective wind and pop filter & Incl. microphone storage bag, microphone clip and 3/8" threaded adapter. The retail price is 83.85 £.


Frequency response50 - 15,000 Hz
Output impedance300 Ohm
Sensitivity-54.5 dBV / Pa (1.88 mV)
SPL94 dB
Dimensions23 x 162 x 51 mm
Weight298 g
On/Off SwitchNo
Polar PatternCardioid

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