The legendary Shure SM57 cardioid dynamic microphone is now available with the X2u XLR-to-USB Microphone Adapter giving you an incredible combo for home or on-the-road recordings.
SM57 Instrument Microphone The legendary Shure SM57 microphone is exceptional for musical instrument pickup and vocals. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is an ideal instrument microphone for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. In the studio, this instrument mic is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds.
This workhorse mic has been the standard for miking guitar cabs in the studio for decades. If you've listened to rock in the last 40 years, you've heard an SM57.
X2u XLR-to USB adapter The Shure X2u XLR-to-USB Microphone Adapter is a modular accessory that connects any XLR microphone to a computer to create better-than-CD quality recordings. As home recording flourishes, the X2u redefines what amateur musicians and podcasters can do in their homes and on the go. The X2u mimics the sleek, beautiful design of Shure's iconic SM57 mic and can be used unobtrusively for live and in-studio recording.
The X2u also provides +48V phantom power so you can use your favorite condenser mic for direct USB recording to your computer.
SM57 Instrument Microphone
Contoured frequency response for clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup
Professional-quality reproduction for drum, percussion, and instrument amplifier miking
Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while reducing background noise
Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise
Extremely durable under the heaviest use
Case: Dark gray, enamel-painted, die-cast steel with a polycarbonate grille and a stainless steel screen
X2u XLR-to USB adapter
Plug-and-play USB connectivity allows the convenience of digital recording
anywhere your computer can go
Compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2000, and Mac OS X 10.1 or later
Provides +48V Phantom power for use with condenser microphones
Includes padded, zippered pouch and USB cable (9.8ft)
Monitor Mix Control for blending microphone and playback audio
1/8" headphone jack with volume control for monitoring
Integrated pre-amp with microphone gain control allows control of input signal strength
Zero latency monitoring for real-time playback and multitracking without disorientation
SM57 Instrument Microphone Type: dynamic Frequency response: 40 to 15,000Hz Polar Pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency Sensitivity (at 1,000Hz): Open circuit voltage: -56.0 dBV/Pa* (1.6 mV) *(1 Pa = 94 dB SPL) Impedance: Rated impedance is 150 ohms (310 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3 Connector: 3-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type) Net weight: (10 oz.)
X2u XLR-to USB adapter Frequency response: 20 to 20,000Hz +/- 1dB Power requirements: USB-powered, 500mA, maximum Digital noise floor (20Hz to 20kHz, A-weighted): Minimum MIC GAIN setting: 81 dB FS, Maximum MIC GAIN setting: 78 dB FS Sampling rate: Up to 48kHz Bit depth: 16-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 range: 40dB Headphone output: 1/8"
System Requirements USB 1.1 or 2.0, powered 64MB RAM (minimum) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Japanese/English Edition Microsoft Windows XP Home/Professional Japanese/English Edition (service pack 1.0 or later, or use the USB audio driver update from Microsoft) Microsoft Windows Vista Business Japanese/English Edition Apple Computer Mac OS X 10.0 or later English Edition Apple Computer Mac OS X 10.1 or later Japanese Edition (For Mac OS X 10.0 Japanese Edition, plug-and-play does not work appropriately)
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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