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Shure 55SH Series II Mic

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An unmistakable stage icon for 70 years, the Shure 55SH Series II Unidyne Vocal Microphone features a signature satin chrome-plated die-cast casing for pure vintage look and feel with modern acoustic ... Read More

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Overview

An unmistakable stage icon for 70 years, the Shure 55SH Series II Unidyne Vocal Microphone features a signature satin chrome-plated die-cast casing for pure vintage look and feel with modern acoustic components to meet today's performance standards. This microphone is excellent for vocal pickup with its characteristic Shure presence peak.

The 55SH Series II microphone has a cardioid (unidirectional) polar pickup pattern that minimizes sound pickup from the rear of the microphone. This allows the Model 55SH Series II to be used in close proximity to loudspeakers without creating feedback problems, and it can perform under adverse acoustic conditions where omnidirectional microphones cannot.

The 55SH Series II has a low-impedance balanced output designed for connection to microphone inputs rated at 75 to 300 ohms. The microphone features a cartridge shockmount to reduce stand noise, an On/Off switch, and an attached, self-tensioning, 5/8"-27 thread swivel mount. This microphone is ideal for public address or theater-stage sound systems, as well as for broadcasting, recording, and other sound applications where a stand-mounted microphone with a classic look is desirable.

Features
  • Classic appearance, modern performance
  • Frequency response tailored for speech, vocals and instrumental music
  • Cardioid directional pattern for optimum performance in adverse acoustic environments
  • Shock-mounted cartridge minimizes stand-transmitted noise, ensures quiet operation
  • Rugged chrome-plated die-cast casing and mechanical design for reliability under rigorous conditions
Specifications
  • Type: Dynamic
  • Frequency response: 50 to 15,000Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid (unidirectional), uniform with frequency, symmetrical about axis
  • Impedance: Microphone rating impedance is 150Ωs (270Ωs actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated at 75 to 300Ωs
  • Sensitivity (at 1,000Hz): Open Circuit Voltage: -58.0dBV/Pa (1.3 mV); 1 Pascal=94dB SPL
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on the diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of the output connector
  • Switch: Built-in On/Off switch, integral part of swivel mount, connector Three pin professional type, designed to mate with Cannon XL series, Switchcraft A3 (Q.G.) series, or equivalent
  • Net Weight: 22 oz. (624g)
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One year warranty on wireless mics, mixers, and circuitry products.
2 year warranty on wired mics.
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4.2

(based on 14 reviews)

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The Elvis Mic that I like!

This mic caught my eye immediately when I saw it because of it's long history of being in the professional sound scene. Just like the one Elvis used, only this one is revamped with...Read complete review

This mic caught my eye immediately when I saw it because of it's long history of being in the professional sound scene. Just like the one Elvis used, only this one is revamped with modern technology and sounds much more powerful! It is not made to get too close, or you will get much "boom" or "pop" when popping your P's. Just stay back about two inches and let this powerhouse do all the work! Mic housing is superbly made to last a very long time. An excellent choice!

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Not worth the money

This mic isnt really even that expensive to begin with. however you hare paying a good 100 dollars extra just for the look. dont get me wrong this mic is all about look but...Read complete review

This mic isnt really even that expensive to begin with. however you hare paying a good 100 dollars extra just for the look. dont get me wrong this mic is all about look but if it matters that much to you i would go with the super 55. this mic is very quiet and has decent sound quality but you have to be so close to it and it builds up condensation. i would assume that is because it the diaphragm of the mic is not close enough to the front to capture sound at an optimal level. the mic looks great and it has a switch. but if you are planning on using it for performance or really anything that involves people hearing it i would steer away from it. i used it for 1 show and i wont ever use it again. personally i prefer a 40 dollar mic from radio shack over this one. its cool for a music video but wouldnt use it for much else. hope this helps

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not worth the money

By John Wise

from Tacmoa WA

This mic isnt really even that expensive to begin with. however you hare paying a good 100 dollars extra just for the look. dont get me wrong this mic is all about look but if it matters that much to you i would go with the super 55. this mic is very quiet and has decent sound quality but you have to be so close to it and it builds up condensation. i would assume that is because it the diaphragm of the mic is not close enough to the front to capture sound at an optimal level. the mic looks great and it has a switch. but if you are planning on using it for performance or really anything that involves people hearing it i would steer away from it. i used it for 1 show and i wont ever use it again. personally i prefer a 40 dollar mic from radio shack over this one. its cool for a music video but wouldnt use it for much else. hope this helps

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great for stage

By Sebastian

from mexico city

it's great mic, looks fantastic, but I recommend it more for hosting than for singing, it's a bit less quality than the beta 58, I love the on/off switch you can leave it open in the mixer and the artist can control when to be on or off, that's one of the main reasons I decided on this model rather than the other one that was upgraded, I live in Mexico, and got it from guitarcenter.com and by the way great store... they recommend what's best for you and not try to sell u the most expensive stuff

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great mic

By sebastian

from mexico city

its a great mic, looks so good, the only thing is that u have to be carefull cause it pops , but to have fun and get a vintage look is great...

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Mic Ever!!!

By CDOG

from Santa Cruz, CA

This mic is amazing!! It is the best mic ever. Not only does it have the awesome old school style look, but it sounds amazing. It allows you to mount it however you want and press up against it without moving. There is no feedback what so ever when I use this mic. I would recommend this mic to anyone that is looking for a very good quality mic for a great price.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible Mic

By Marcus

from Boston, MA

It's worth every cent...pleases the ear and eye with unparalleled durability and quality. By far the pride of my mic collection...you can't go wrong with Shure and you definitely can't go wrong with this model!

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Shure 55sh Series 11 Mic

By James and Laurie Price

from Monroeville, Ohio

we have 4 bands within our family and friends circle and we've had MANY microphones over the years but this mic has by far had the BEST sound quality of any we have purchased in the past. We have other Shure Mics and we like them all but this model is by far the best sounding, looking, and over all performing mic of all. We highly recommend this model to anyone who plays out and enjoys a great sound with their performance.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This mic rocks.

By Shadow Scar

from jacksonville

I've always had a problem getting too close to an amp with a mic. It would make this weird screeching sound. But with the shure 55sh series mic I don't have that issue. Also it has excellent pick up. I don't have to worry about the sounds around me affecting my singing. Amazing product.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Mic Worth the Money

By Max

from Stoughton, Wisconsin

I have had no problem with this mic. I have used it for multiple gigs. I play in a hardcore rock band and people can hear every word that I sing. Idk if it is the amp that I am using or what. All the other reviews say that it is hard to hear but I have had no problem whatsoever. Plus I love the way that this mic looks. I mean I have made extra money just because of the way that this mic looks.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing microphone

By Moose

from Esco, CA

I love this microphone. it caught my eye as soon as i saw it, tested it out, and was amazed at it. it delivers quality sound, and is well worth the money. the weight and the fact the you don't put it on a clip is a little combersome, and time consuming. but the on/off switch prevents any extra sound from being heard. over all, a great mic

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(5 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

this is horrible

By Levi

from omaha,nebraska

if you have a light rock band or jazz then this mic. will do the trick, but if your like me and play heavy music i highly recommend getting a different microphone. over all i say this sucks for any vocalist in a much heavier band. keep your options open.

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