Shure SM48 Dynamic Vocal Microphone

Need a handheld dynamic vocal microphone? Pick up the Shure SM48 -- a budget-priced version of the SM58, with a cardioid pattern and integrated pop filter.

Give your live vocals that Shure treatment with the extremely affordable SM48 dynamic cardioid microphone. At 50 bucks, this handheld vocal mic is a steal -- the SM48's true cardioid pickup pattern and frequency response are perfect for vocals, and its shock mounted cartridge built-in pop filter work together to reduce handling noise, plosives, and other unwanted sounds that can ruin a performance. When it's time for your next performance, break out the Shure SM48 and know that your lead vocals, backups, and even other sound sources (try it on a guitar amp!) will come through crystal clear.

Tailor-Made for Vocals

A cardioid microphone, the SM48 picks up sounds from the front and rejects sounds from the sides and rear of the mic. Designed to provide excellent gain before feedback, this unidirectional mic works especially well when used with vocals and spoken word applications. Its frequency response of 55 Hz to 14 kHz is tailored just for vocals, with a bright midrange and bass roll-off to control proximity effect. In other words, your spoken words will come through articulately, with no muddy low end.

Quiet Operation

Handling noise is not an issue with this mic, as the SM48 sports a shock-mounted cartridge and built-in pop filter to keep environmental noise, plosive breath sounds, and other unwanted noises at bay. A steel mesh grille protects the microphone's sensitive internal circuitry.

Take the mic from rehearsal space to gig and back again with its included storage read more bag and handy stand adapter. If you want a reliable, high-quality vocal microphone and you're on a budget, check out the Shure SM48.

Features:

- Handheld dynamic vocal microphone
- Cardioid pickup pattern rejects off-axis sound and provides superior gain before feedback
- Frequency response of 55 Hz to 14 kHz, tailored for vocals, with brightened mid-range and bass roll-off to control proximity effect
- Shock mounted cartridge reduces handling noise
- Steel mesh grille protects sensitive internal circuitry
- Built-in pop filter reduces "plosives" (explosive breath sounds) and wind noise
- Lockable On/Off switch (Model SM48S only)
- XLR male connector
- Ruggedly constructed
- Comes with a stand adapter and a protective storage bag
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Specifications
- Type: Dynamic
- Frequency Response: 55 to 14,000 Hz
- Connector: XLR professional audio
- Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
- Net Weight: 13.1 oz (370 grams)
- Packaged Weight: 1 lb, 8.5 oz (672 grams)

Polar Pattern: Cardioid (unidirectional)
- Rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis
- Uniform with frequency

Impedance: 150 ohms (270 ohms actual)
- For connection to inputs rated 19 to 300 ohms

Output Level (at 1,000 Hz): Open Circuit Voltage: -57.5 dBV/Pa (1.3 mV)
- 1 Pa = 94 dB SPL

Dimensions:
- Length: 6-17/32 inches (166 mm)
- Grille Diameter: 2-9/64 inches (54.2 mm)
- Input End Diameter: 27/32 inches (21.4 mm)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
SM48 LC
Shipping Weight: 1.31 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SHU SM48LC
SM48 LC, with Tripod Stand and Mic Cable
Shipping Weight: 7.16 lbs
SM48S LC, with On/Off Switch, with Stand and Mic Cable
Shipping Weight: 7.32 lbs
SM48S LC, with On/Off Switch
Shipping Weight: 1.47 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SHU SM48SLC

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-516-2525
Email: service@shure.com

Shure SM48 Dynamic Microphone

The SM48 unidirectional dynamic microphone is a great performance microphone. It maintains a true cardioid pattern throughout its frequency range, ensuring high gain before feedback and rejection of off-axis sound. The tailored frequency response is ideal for lead vocals, backup vocals, and spoken word applications. A presence rise brightens mid-range performance, and a low frequency roll-off controls proximity effect.

Features

- Cardioid pickup pattern rejects off-axis sound and provides superior gain before feedback
- Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened mid-range and bass roll-off to control proximity effect
- Shock-mounted cartridge for exceptional ruggedness and reduced handling noise
- Built-in "pop" filter that reduces explosive breath sounds and wind noise
- Supplied stand adapter and carrying/storage bag
- Lockable On/Off switch (Model SM48S only)
- Legendary Shure quality and ruggedness

The SM48 includes a shock-mounted cartridge, a steel mesh grille, and an integral "pop" filter.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (13 ratings)
Submitted April 3, 2016 by Roy K in Cocoa Beach, FL

"Maybe your Dog could tell the difference--!!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I have used Shure Mics Professionally for 45+ yrs. I have used the PE 54, fore-runner to the SM 57, 5-6 nites a week from-'76, to 20006 or so. They finally died of old age! I have a SM 48, and a SM58, along with some AKG's and Audio Technica's! An Even Dozen of Dynamic Mics. The SM- 48 sounds as Good as the SM- 58, AND all the Others!! So, If it takes a Dog, Or 'Hewlett Packard' Test Equipment to tell the Difference between the SM- 48, and SM-58, at 1/2 the Price of the SM-58???" It's a No Brainer!! I am a "Self Defense" Lead Guitar, and Bass Playin' Lead Vocalist, I'm Very Picky about my mics. I used to own a Guitar/Amp/Musical Inst. Shop. I've used em all! The Smart Money Choice is the SM-48!- at 2/1. If ya need several good mics! If $$ isn't an Object, or, you're a Gear Snob, get the SM-58. Both are Excellent!

Musical Background:

Started playing "Sock-Hops" at Skating Rinks in 1966!

Musical Style:

Classic Rock, Blues, Classic and Modern Country! I started Local, I was on the Road about 10 yrs. and still play local!
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