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Shure SM7dB Dynamic Microphone | Overview and Demo with Nick Krillplay button

Shure SM7dB Dynamic Microphone | Overview and Demo with Nick Krill

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Shure SM7dB Vocal Microphone | An Icon Ready For The Future

Introducing the SM7dB Dynamic Vocal Microphone With Built-in Preamp | Shureplay button

Introducing the SM7dB Dynamic Vocal Microphone With Built-in Preamp | Shure

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Built on one of the most instantly recognizable dynamic mics of all time, the SM7, the Shure SM7dB is geared toward podcasters, streamers and vocalists of all experience levels. The SM7dB delivers the celebrated sound signature of the SM7, heard on iconic studio recordings from Bob Dylan and Michael Jackson to Sheryl Crow, Green Day and Metallica. In fact, it is the same microphone as the latest version of the SM7 line, the SM7B—it uses the same cartridge, shockmount and inner workings—except that it bypasses the need for an external preamp with its built-in preamplifier. This clever engineering allows podcasters, and other content creators and musicians alike, the flexibility of a streamlined, travel-friendly setup, with the option to use an inline preamp if and when desired.

Shure SM7dB Streaming

Level Up Your Production

Its initial fame came from its vocal and instrument recording prowess, evident on countless pop, rock, hip-hop and country hits—though the classic SM7B has become quite the staple in podcasting and streaming rigs. The SM7dB takes all the SM7B's content creation-friendly features—a wide frequency response, crystal-clear audio capture, air suspension shock isolation, magnetic shielding and built-in pop filter, to name a few—and adds a studio-worthy preamp to the mix. But you don’t need an acoustically treated studio to get going with the SM7dB. Its cardioid polar pattern rejects sound from behind the mic, focusing on your intended voice or instrument while keeping any background noise to a minimum.

Shure SM7dB Back Panel

Get (Pre)amped: Activated by Cloud, Optimized by Shure

From the most delicate ASMR to the loudest heavy metal screaming, the onboard active preamp ensures perfect audio with virtually any XLR interface. The SM7dB's built-in preamp provides a switchable +18 or +28dB of transparent, low-noise gain, so long as it's plugged into an interface or mixer with +48V phantom power enabled. Use the +18dB for loud sources like guitar cabs or drums—or even bypass the preamp altogether for the classic, unboosted SM7B output level—and switch to +28dB for conversational podcasting and quieter vocals.

Shure SM7dB Microphone

Fine-tune Your Sound

Boasting a frequency range of 50Hz to 20kHz, the Shure SM7dB dynamic cardioid microphone offers a solid foundation with all the highs and lows you’ll need for your mix or stream. Its back panel features a selection of controls, which includes a low-cut filter and presence boost switches. Depending on your voice or instrument, this makes it a cinch to get your signal off to a great start, before it even hits your mixer. On the back panel of the SM7dB, you’ll also find an active preamp/bypass switch, as well as the switchable +18dB/+28dB gain controls.

Shure SM7dB Recording

Set Up for Success

The Shure SM7dB includes a highly effective pop filter, as well as a large close-talk windscreen, eliminating the need for clunky add-ons to your mic stand to mitigate plosives or wind. It also comes with yoke mounting for easy setup and breakdown, in addition to easy and precise angle adjustment. And finally, a Velcro table tie helps ensure a professional on-camera look.

With its SM7 sonic character and built-in, custom-designed preamp, the Shure SM7dB makes capturing everything from spoken word and singing to emotive guitars, ground-shaking drums and articulate hi-hats easier than ever before. Stop by your local Guitar Center or call a Gear Adviser today to see how the SM7dB could fit into your podcasting, streaming or music production setup.

collapse expand iconFeatures

  • Built-in active preamp providing either +18dB or +28dB of extra gain delivers levels suitable for any interface
  • Flat, wide-range frequency response for exceptionally clean and natural reproduction of both music and speech
  • Preamp bypass switch to revert to original SM7B performance
  • Bass roll-off and mid-range emphasis (presence boost) EQ switch controls
  • Superior rejection of electromagnetic hum, optimized for shielding against broadband interference emitted by computer monitors
  • Internal "air suspension" shock isolation virtually eliminates mechanical noise transmission
  • Highly effective pop filter eliminates need for any add-on protection against explosive breath sounds, even for close-up vocals or narration
  • Yoke mounting with captive stand nut for easy mounting and dismounting provides precise control of microphone position
  • Classic cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetrical about axis provide maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sound
  • Rugged construction and excellent cartridge protection for outstanding reliability

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  • Type: Dynamic (moving coil)
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 50Hz to 20kHz
  • Output impedance: 150 ohms in Bypass Mode, 27 ohms in Preamp Mode
  • Polarity relative to Pin 3: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on Pin 2
  • Net weight: 1.875 lb.
  • Housing: Black enamel aluminum and steel case with black foam windscreen

collapse expand iconWarranty

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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