Cardioid large diaphragm condenser microphone delivers exceptional stage and studio performance applications. Features include a preamplifier for transparency, switchable low-frequency filter, and a -15dB switchable attenuator for SPL versatility.

  • Ultra-thin, 24 Karat gold-layered, low mass large Mylar® diaphragm with a tight cardioid polar pattern
  • Flat, neutral frequency response and very low self noise for natural reproduction
  • Class-A transformerless preamplifier for transparency, extremely fast transient response and no crossover distortion
  • 3-position switchable low-frequency filter helps reduce unwanted background noise or counteract proximity effect
  • -15dB switchable attenuator for additional SPL versatility
  • Internal shock mount reduces handling noise
  • Three separate mesh layers reduces wind and breath noise
  • Includes a stand adapter and a zippered pouch

What is the SM27 best suited to?

It’s ideal for both professional vocal and instrument use such as lead and ensemble vocals, acoustic guitar, strings, cymbals, woodwind and saxophone. The latest addition to the SM family is equally as comfortable on stage or in the studio.

What are the characteristics of the SM27?

The SM27 has a flat, neutral frequency response and very low self noise for a natural reproduction of the sound source. It includes a 3-position switchable low frequency filter which helps reduce unwanted background noise or counteract proximity effect and a -15db switchable attenuator for added versatility.

Amount Part Title
1 Rubber Suspension Shock Mount (SM27-SC) Part A27SM
1 ShureLock™ Black Swivel Adapter (SM27-LC) Part A32M
1 Velveteen Storage Pouch

Technical specifications

642 g
Height x Width x Depth:
156.2 × 53.0 × 53.0 mm
Frequency Response:
20 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency Response:
-37.00 dBV/Pa – 14.10 mV/Pa
Equivalent Selfnoise:
9.5 dB(A)
Sound Pressure:
1000 Ω load: 133 dB (147 dB, Pad on), 2500 Ω load: 138 dB (152 dB, Pad on)
Transducer Type:
Polar Pattern:
Switchable low cut:
3 Pin XLR
Interchangeable Capsule:
Main Functionality:
Headphone Output:
Requires Phantom Power:
48v DC VDC
Frequency Response Curve Image:
Shure Professional Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone                  Frequency Response Curve Image