Shure SM57-X2U Dynamic Microphone and USB Digital Recording Bundle


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  • The legendary SM57 cardioid dynamic instrument microphone is now available with the X2u USB Signal Adapter, which features built-in headphone monitoring with zero latency, and easy controls to balance microphone and playback audio. Digitally record wherever and whenever your computer takes you - just plug and play for better-than-CD quality instrument reproduction.



    • Dynamic microphone cartridge with tailored frequency response delivers clear reproduction of amplified and acoustic instruments
    • Uniform cardioid polar pattern isolates the sound source while minimizing background noise
    • Internal pneumatic shock mount minimizes handling noise
    • Legendary construction and versatility for consistent performance under rugged use and abuse on stage or in the studio.


    • Plug and Play USB Connectivity allows the convenience of digital recording anywhere your computer can go (compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, and Mac OS X 10.1 or later).
    • Integrated pre-amp with Microphone Gain Control allows control of input signal strength
    • Zero Latency Monitoring for real-time playback and multi-tracking without disorientation
    • Headphone jack for monitoring with 1/8” connectivity
    • Monitor Mix Control for blending microphone and playback audio
    • 16 bit, up to 48 kHz sample rate for better-than-CD quality audio
  • SM57 Microphone
    Frequency Response40 to 15,000 Hz
    Polar PatternUnidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency.
    Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz)Open Circuit Voltage: -56.0 dBV/Pa* (1.6 mV)
    *(1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)
    ImpedanceRated impedance is 150 ohms (310 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance.
    PolarityPositive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3.
    ConnectorThree-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
    CaseDark gray, enamel-painted, die-cast steel with a polycarbonate grille and a stainless
    steel screen.
    DimensionsSee User Guide.
    Net Weight (without cable)284 grams (10 oz.)
    Frequency Response20 to 20,000 Hz +/- 1 dB
    Power RequirementsUSB-powered, 500 mA, maximum
    Digital Noise Floor (20 Hz to 20 kHz, A-weighted)Minimum MIC GAIN setting: -81 dB FS
    Maximum MIC GAIN setting: -78 dB FS
    Sampling Rateup to 48 kHz
    Bit Depth16 bit
    Peak Signal Indicator (Tri-color)OFF: -30 dB FS
    Green: −30 to −12 dB FS
    Yellow: −12 to 0 dB FS
    Red: >0 (digital converter clipped)
    Adjustable Gain Range40 dB
    Headphone Output3.5 mm (1/8 inch)
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