55SH The legendary „Elvis-Microphone“

 

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An unmistakable stage icon for 70 years, the 55SH Series II vocal microphone features asignature satin chrome-plated die-cast casing for pure vintage look and feel.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

Dynamic
Cardioid
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  • Description
  • Features
  • Specs
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  • In the box

Description:

What is the 55SH Series II best suited to?

The Shure 55SH Series II is suited specifically to vocal applications. Therefore, typically live performance, public address as well as for broadcasting, recording, and sound applications where a stand-mounted microphone with a classic look is desirable.

What type of polar patternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary does the 55SH Series II have?

A cardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.Read moreGo to the glossary (unidirectional) polar pickup pattern is employed to minimize 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 feedbackSustained howl when a mic hears a loudspeaker already reproducing that mic's sound.Read moreGo to the glossary problems, and it can perform under adverse acoustic conditions where omnidirectionalEqually sensitive to sound from all directions, but cannot be „aimed“ to isolate one area.Read moreGo to the glossary microphones cannot.

Features:

  • Classic appearance, modern performance
  • Frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary tailored for speech, vocals and instrumental music
  • CardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.Read moreGo to the glossary directional pattern for optimum performance in adverse acoustic environments
  • Shock-mounted cartridge minimizes stand-transmitted noise, ensures quiet operation
  • Rugged die cast casing for reliability under rigorous conditions
  • Self-tensioning swivel mount, permits tilting through 45 degrees forward and 80 degrees backward

Specs:

  • Transducer TypeA transducer converts sound into an electrical signal. The two most common types are dynamic and condenser. Read moreGo to the glossary : DynamicDynamic mics have a simple, rugged construction and can handle very high sound pressure levels.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Polar PatternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary: CardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Frequency ResponseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary: 50 Hz - 15 kHz
  • SensitivityThis is how mich signal a microphone produces for a given amount of sound.Read moreGo to the glossary (1 kHz): -58 dBV/Pa / 1,33 mV/Pa
  • Weight: 624 g
  • Frequency ResponseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary Curve:

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In the box:

  • 5/8" to 3/8" Thread Adapter (Part No: 95A2050)

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