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Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone

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The Shure SM48-LC Microphone offers many of the same qualities as the famous SM58 but at a lower price. This unidirectional dynamic mic is designed for professional sound reinforcement, studio recordi... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Shure SM48-LC Microphone offers many of the same qualities as the famous SM58 but at a lower price. This unidirectional dynamic mic is designed for professional sound reinforcement, studio recording, and broadcasting. It maintains a true cardioid pattern throughout its frequency range, ensuring high gain before feedback and rejection of off-axis sound. Frequency response is tailored for vocals with a presence rise in the midrange to brighten performance. A low-frequency roll-off is provided for controlling proximity effect. A shock-mounted cartridge, steel mesh grille, and an integral pop filter make the Shure SM48 tough and resistant to handling noise.

FEATURES

  • Cardioid pickup pattern rejects off-axis sound and provides superior gain before feedback
  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass rolloff
  • 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
SPECIFICATIONS
Audio
  • Analog or digital: Analog
  • Frequency response: 55Hz – 14kHz
  • Max SPL: Not specified
  • Connectivity: XLR
Pattern and Type
  • Capsule: Dynamic
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Type: Handheld
  • Switches: No
  • Phantom power required: No
Size and Weight
  • Diameter: 2.14 in.
  • Length: 6.53 in.
  • Weight: 1.48 lb.
Included Accessories
  • Case: Yes
  • Clip: Yes
  • Shockmount: N/A
  • Power supply: N/A
  • Cable: No
  • Stand: No
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on wireless mics, mixers, and circuitry products.
2 year warranty on wired mics.
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.


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Review Snapshot

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ShureSM48-LC Vocal Microphone
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (13)
  • Durable (12)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Performances (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Superior for the money

I bought a Shure SMS48 back in the '90's and it has proven itself an ideal performer for nearly TWO DECADES. My backing vocals sound clean, natural and loud, and I don't...Read complete review

I bought a Shure SMS48 back in the '90's and it has proven itself an ideal performer for nearly TWO DECADES. My backing vocals sound clean, natural and loud, and I don't have to sweat getting an expensive mic lost or stolen. It's nearly half the price of a 58 and delivers 9/10ths of the performance. I'll admit 58's have a little something extra, but I detect very little difference between the two IMHO. For my harmonies and honky tonk stage chatter, the 48 is a perfect mic for the road. Thanks to Shure for another great product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Better than nothing...

I got a great sale price on the SM48-LC in-store, but it's still barely worth it. The sound is extremely dull, even with a nice preamp (unusable with my interface's low-quality...Read complete review

I got a great sale price on the SM48-LC in-store, but it's still barely worth it. The sound is extremely dull, even with a nice preamp (unusable with my interface's low-quality preamp). Needs heavy EQ to brighten the sound. The mic feels durable. It's heavy steel and well-put together like anything I'd expect from Shure. Looks sexy. I liked the accessories it came with: nice mic clip, cable tie and mic pouch. Save your money and buy an SM58. They're that much better than this.

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(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superior for the money

By 'Vid

from Pasadena, CA

Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

I bought a Shure SMS48 back in the '90's and it has proven itself an ideal performer for nearly TWO DECADES. My backing vocals sound clean, natural and loud, and I don't have to sweat getting an expensive mic lost or stolen. It's nearly half the price of a 58 and delivers 9/10ths of the performance. I'll admit 58's have a little something extra, but I detect very little difference between the two IMHO. For my harmonies and honky tonk stage chatter, the 48 is a perfect mic for the road. Thanks to Shure for another great product.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

cheap and useful

By Doogie

from ca

Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

Not as good as SM58, but if you need a cheap durable mic this is the best. I bought it for spoken word applications, it works fine for this but I don't plan on doing any serious vocal work. Get the SM58 if you can for a good all purpose mic. But if you know you only need it for speech, then save the money and buy the SM48.

(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Better than nothing...

By Aaron Mevis

from Ohio

Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

I got a great sale price on the SM48-LC in-store, but it's still barely worth it. The sound is extremely dull, even with a nice preamp (unusable with my interface's low-quality preamp). Needs heavy EQ to brighten the sound. The mic feels durable. It's heavy steel and well-put together like anything I'd expect from Shure. Looks sexy. I liked the accessories it came with: nice mic clip, cable tie and mic pouch. Save your money and buy an SM58. They're that much better than this.

(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great!

By Matilde

from Passaic, NJ

Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

I purchased this mic and it is great. I use it to sing in my church choir and for rehearsals, if you are looking for a product that will get the job done and save money this is the one to buy. God bless.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for drummer/singer!!!!!!

By Lucas Pike

from Harrodsburg KY

Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

My band purchased this mic a little under a month ago and i love it the sensitivity is perfect for a drummer/singer like my self the sentive mic allows me to sit a good distance away and still be picked up loud and clear so the mic dosent mess with my drumming... the down side is that also due to the sensitivity it squells if your (screamer) vocalist holds it around the top as i'v noticed most of them do but thats why i use it.

(3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Good Mic For The Price

By William Peters

from New Port Richey, FL

Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

I picked this mic up on sale. It works well but distorts if you get too close & too loud. They claim it's unidirectional but it really doesn't pick up that well from the sides. For the price I paid, you really can't beat it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yes great product great price

By SlamJam

from Houston

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

    Excellent for emcee, karaoke and even professional singing

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great mic, Great price.

    By J Strings

    from New Mexico

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

      Needed a good mic at a good price. Awesome mic. Compares to the 58.

      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      nice mic

      By Roberts Berkovics

      from Cary, NC

      Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

      This is nice mic i like it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great product, just what I was looking for.

      By Alex Reyes

      from Laredo , TX

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

      Great product, just what I was looking for.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      very good mic

      By myke c

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

        a very good mic for people who can't afford The SM-58 vocal mic, works just as well, It is a good mic for a solo artist doing solo gigs with acoustic guitars.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great mic for the price

        By Mike

        from Boston

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

          Great mic, bought two as replacement microphones.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Typical shure quality

          By Ron

          from North Carolina

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

              Good all around low cost mic for live use-not studio quality but good for live applications. Not quite as good as a 58 but a whole lot cheaper.

               
              5.0

              I would tell every one to buy this .

              By Kikki

              from Hemet CA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

                Well I use it every day it's worth so much more than 30 dollars. I can play it for hours and it stays in tune .

                 
                5.0

                I would like to buy this again

                By DANIEL

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

                I use this microphone at Church and is great for weekly use

                 
                5.0

                Great mike

                By Alex

                from undisclosed

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                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

                For the money it's a great mike and I've always liked Sure. I'm a guitar player player who sings not a singer but it sounds great to me.

                 
                5.0

                I would definitely buy this product again and again !!!

                By Marcos

                from La Habra, CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

                  Live music performance!

                   
                  5.0

                  Would definitely recommend

                  By ZYM NY

                  from New York

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

                  Awesome product. High quality.

                   
                  5.0

                  If it comes available, I'll buy it again

                  By Arielito

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

                  Excellent.

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Mic at Great Price

                  By Russ

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

                  Great mics at a great price. I'm only rating a 4 because I prefer an on/off switch on the actual mic (altho' I realize not everyone wants/needs that option.

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