Shure 520DX Green Bullet Omnidirectional Dynamic Microphone with Volume Control

The blues harp harmonica player's weapon of choice for decades, Shure's sturdy Green Bullet is the microphone you'll want to cup in your hands and wail into.

Contoured to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand, the Model 520DX "Green Bullet" microphone produces the unique sound that has made it a legend among harmonica players.

The 520DX features a volume control knob at the base of the microphone that allows musicians to make adjustments to suit their needs during a live performance. An attached cable with a standard 1/4" phone plug allows the microphone to be connected to a high-impedance device.
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Type: Dynamic

Frequency Response: 100 to 5,000 Hz

Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional

Impedance: High, unbalanced

Load Impedance Range: Minimum: 100 k ohms

Output Level (at 1,000 Hz):
Open Circuit Voltage 38.0 dBV/Pa (13 mV)*
*1 Pa = 94 dB SPL

Polarity: Positive sound pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on tip with respect to sleeve (ground) of microphone output phone plug connector

Cable: 6.1 m (20 ft.) 2-conductor shielded with standard 1/4" phone plug attached (supplied wired for high-impedance, unbalanced connection)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 520DX

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-516-2525

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (31 ratings)
Submitted October 27, 2007 by a customer from

"For the closet harmonica player wants to sound PRO."

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Totally satisfied with both my wife and the Shure Green Bullet. I have no need to look elsewhere for either.
I have been a closet harmonica player for years, always looking for accoustic value of parking garages, halls, etc. Have the green bullet plugged into a 45 W Behringer K450FX keyboard amp. Response and sound is what I have hunted for. It follows the reed bending with such clarity. My grandson likes to sing into it, but she's not built for that she's built to bring home the blues baby.
The best feature is the way she can be set in your hand with harp over. Suggest coiling the cord once and locking it with your baby finger in case you run out of cord you save the bullet although she is built with heavy construction and can probably take the fall. Placement of the volume control is much nicer than a differnt manufacturer a friend has. He wishes he got the bullet instead.
Ease of Use
Plug it in and GO!!!
No plastic in this bad boy. Solid heavy construction. Made for travel.
Don't think money can buy better. It's my first and will be my last. But if something happens, I'll re-order another.
Manufacturer Support
Plays great - Haven't needed to call.

Musical Background:

Closet harmonica player.

Musical Style:

Play pop lead vocals on the harmonica and serious deep southern blues.
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