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Shure SM48 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone

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Product Description

Shure SM48 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone; True Cardioid with a Smooth Response!
Unidirectional and rugged design, the SM48 is a great road microphone that will bring your performance to great height. The Shure SM48 is a dynamic microphone by maintaining a true cardioid pattern throughout its frequency range it ensures a higher gain before feedback and superb rejection of off-axis sound. Ideal for lead vocals, backup vocals, and spoken word applications, the Shure SM48 was tailored to the frequency response of the vocal range.

Shure SM48 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Mic Features

  • Cardioid pattern rejects off-axis sound and provides superior gain before feedback 
  • Tailored for vocals, with brightened mids and bass rolloff to control proximity effect
  • Shock-mounted cartridge for exceptional ruggedness and reduced handling noise
  • Built-in pop filter that reduces explosive breath sounds and wind noise
  • Supplied stand adapter and carrying/storage bag
  • Lockable On/Off switch (Model SM48S only)
  • Legendary Shure quality and ruggedness
  • includes shock-mounted cartridge, steel mesh grille and integral pop filter


Product Specifications
Shure SM48 Dynamic Vocal Microphone Specifications
  • Type: Dynamic
  • Frequency Response: 55 to 14,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid (unidirectional)
    • Rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis
    • Uniform with frequency
  • Impedance: 150 ohms (270 ohms actual)
    • For connection to inputs rated 19 to 300 ohms
  • Output Level (at 1,000 Hz): Open Circuit Voltage: -57.5 dBV/Pa (1.3 mV)
    • 1 Pa = 94 dB SPL
  • Connector: XLR professional audio
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
  • Dimensions: 
    • Length: 6-17/32 inches (166 mm)
    • Grille Diameter: 2-9/64 inches (54.2 mm)
    • Input End Diameter: 27/32 inches (21.4 mm)
  • Net Weight: 13.1 oz  (370 grams)
  • Packaged Weight: 1 lb, 8.5 oz (672 grams)

Shure SM48 Frequency Response
Shure SM48 Polar Pattern



Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-257-4873 Warranty:  2 Year Microphones; 1 Year Wireless Transmitters and Receivers
Steve B from Graceville FL
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Great Value, Good Sound
General
Your general opinion of this product.
One might think that the SM48 is no more than a cheap alternative to the 58 for those who can't afford the 'real thing.' However, it is a quite different microphone with its own strengths. The element in the 48 is actually the same as that used in the 55 'Elvis' mike and they do sound rather similar. It may be in the same ballpark as an SM58 but one can tell they are not the same. You may or may not like one better than the other -- I prefer the 48, myself, at least on my own voice.
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Like its Shure brethren (SM57, 58, etc) it seems to border on indestructible.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
It's a hand-held microphone with good handling noise rejection. Not much to go wrong there. Tight enough pattern to work well on stage too. However, the SM48 is a gain-hungry mike, more so than the SM58. Make sure your preamps are up to the task.
Features
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
It's cheap, dependable, and sounds decent. What more does one need in a stage mike?
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