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Shure SM58 LC Vocal Microphone (SM58-LC) Cardioid, Dynamic

Vocal Tailored Frequency Response - Rugged Design - Dynamic Performance

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  • Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone
  • Zippered Pouch
  • Microphone Clip
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty


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Shure SM58 is a microphone with a frequency response of 50hz - 15000hz. Included in SM58 is a frequency response tailored to vocal broadcasts and musical performance. In addition, it has a rugged design, making it a great option for chaotic performance environments. These features and its dynamic performance make it a great option for any broadcast or musical performance.


  • Vocal Tailored Frequency Response
  • Cardioid Sound-Source Isolation Pattern
  • Frequency Response of 50hz to 15,000hz
  • Break-Resistant Stand
  • Rugged Design
  • Dynamic Performance
Applications for the Shure SM58 LC Vocal Microphone

The SM58 is ideal for close-up vocals and can be held in the hand or mounted on a stand. Some of the most common applications and placement techniques are listed in the following table. Keep in mind that microphone technique is largely a matter of personal taste - there is no one "correct" microphone position.

Lead & BackupVocals Lips less than 150 mm (6 in.)away or touching the windscreen, on axis to microphone. Robust sound, emphasized bass, maximum isolation from other sources.
Speech 150 mm (6 in.) to .6 m (2 ft) away from mouth, just above nose height. Natural sound, reduced bass.
200 mm (8 in.) to .6 m (2 ft) away from mouth, slightly off to one side. Natural sound, reduced bass and minimal background sounds.
1 m (3 ft) to 2 m (6 ft) away. Thinner; distant sound; ambience.

Place the stage monitor directly behind the microphone (see Figure 1). Locate the P.A. loudspeakers so that they point away from the rear of the microphone. With the speakers located in these positions, the possibility of feedback is greatly reduced. Always check the stage setup before a performance to ensure optimum placement of microphone and monitors



  1. Aim the microphone toward the desired sound source and away from unwanted sources.
  2. Locate the microphone as close as practical to the desired sound source.
  3. Work close to the microphone for extra bass response.
  4. Use only one microphone per sound source.
  5. Locate microphones at least three times as far from other microphones as from the sound source.
  6. Use as few microphones as practical.
  7. Place microphones far from sound-reflecting surfaces.
  8. Add a windscreen when using the microphone outdoors, for closeup speech, or vocals.
  9. Avoid excessive handling to minimize mechanical noise.

Specifications for the Shure SM58 LC Vocal Microphone

{ "Frequency Response " : "50 to 15,000 Hz ", "Polar Pattern " : "Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency", "Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz Open Circuit Voltage) " : "54.5 dBV/Pa (1.85 mV) 1 Pa = 94 dB SPL", "Impedance " : "Rated impedance is 150 ohms (300 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 " : "Three pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)", "Case " : "Dark gray, enamel-painted, die cast metal; matte finished, silver, spherical steel mesh grille", "Net Weight " : "298 grams (10.5 oz)" }

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