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Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone

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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 ... 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

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 instruments
  • Cardioid directional pattern for optimum performance
  • Shock-mounted cartridge minimizes stand-transmitted noise
  • Rugged chrome-plated die-cast casing and mechanical design
SPECIFICATIONS
Audio
  • Analog or digital: Analog
  • Frequency response: 50Hz – 15kHz
  • Max SPL: 94 dB
  • Connectivity: XLR
Pattern and Type
  • Capsule: Dynamic
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Type: Mounted
  • Switches: On/off
  • Phantom power required: No
Size and Weight
  • Diameter: 2.19 in.
  • Length: 7.05 in.
  • Weight: 1.37 lb.
Included Accessories
  • Case: No
  • Clip: N/A
  • 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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ShureSeries II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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(26 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Elvis Mic that I like!

By Hound Dog

from Michigan

Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

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!

(21 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Cool, Good Sound

By kray

from NM

Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

OK I bought this mic because of the look. I love it. However one of my boom mic stands has a connection point that interferes with the xlr connection on the mic. When I first used it I wanted to get close to the mic like I'd seen other performers, but this mic pops really bad. If you are too close all of your Ps and Ss will sound bad. If you stand back from it, it sounds great. The mic feels very secure as it is made out of heavy metal. Over all it?s a cool mic with a price reasonable.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great mic for what it is

By Hot Hot Haven

from Las Vegas

Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

My band uses this mic live and it works great for us. However, we have a very retro/alt-country/rockabilly or psychobilly sound. SO the kind of flat sound is awesome for what we do. However, if you play modern music, it might not be the best mic ever. But if you want that retro vib, retro look, and even retro sound, it delivers better than anything that is currently being made, and actually sounds better than my old original version of the same mic.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Mic Worth the Money

By Max

from Stoughton, Wisconsin

Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

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.

(5 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

this is horrible

By Levi

from omaha,nebraska

Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

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.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible Mic

By Marcus

from Boston, MA

Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

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!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not worth the money

By John Wise

from Tacmoa WA

Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

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

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not as expected...

By JC

from California

Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

I got this mic solely on how it looked and that it was made by Sure. The sound of this thing is actually pretty good, and it has foam inside of the shell so wind noise and "s" sounds are muted a little. The drawback of this thing is that it can't compete with other mics in terms of volume. When I'm practicing with my band, the vocals get drowned out even when turned up. The only way I can justify using this is with an acoustic set.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great for stage

By Sebastian

from mexico city

Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

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

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing microphone

By Moose

from Esco, CA

Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

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

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Shure 55sh Series 11 Mic

By James and Laurie Price

from Monroeville, Ohio

Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

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.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great mic

By sebastian

from mexico city

Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

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...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

"Western Swing" loves the 55SH Series II Mic

By Doug Grady

from Salado, Texas

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

    I purchased this microphone as a gift for "Professional" Western Swing artist, "Mikki Daniel." We took this microphone straight out of the box and put it on a Theater stage for her to perform a "Western Swing tribute to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys" show in Waco, Texas! The microphone almost glowed when the spot lights aimed down at it with it's polished steel look, and it performed flawlessly with perfectly clear vocals!! This is the microphone for the entertainer who performs older styles of music and is wanting that vintage look and feel. Check out the photo! I think Mikki Daniel loves it too! Check her out on Facebook to see more photos of her with this mic!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    This mic rocks.

    By Shadow Scar

    from jacksonville

    Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

    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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Mic Ever!!!

    By CDOG

    from Santa Cruz, CA

    Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

    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.

     
    5.0

    SO good vry much buy

    By MURder

    from MMurma'ams haus

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

      SNELLY GOST PENIS

       
      5.0

      Very Cool!

      By Miguel

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

      It looks awesom, smaller than I thought but defenitly has that cool retro look.

       
      5.0

      i love this microphone

      By bri

      from las vegas, nv.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

        I play for disabled people and at a hospital chapel

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Mic

        By Niki

        from Hollywood, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Shure Series II Iconic Unidyne Vocal Microphone:

          It is a valuable tool that I would not do a show without.

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