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Shure SM48

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  • MSRP: $144


SM48 Documentation

CardioidShure SM48

Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

Perfect for singers on the way up, the SM48 has manyof the benefits of the SM58® at a very affordable price. Available with on/off switch (SM48S shown).

Shure Models SM48 and SM48S unidirectional dynamic microphones are designed for professional sound reinforcement, studio recording,and broadcasting applications. They maintain a true cardioid pattern throughout their frequency range, ensuring high gain before feedback and rejection of off-axis sound. The tailored frequency response is ideal for vocals. A presence rise brightens mid-range performance,and a low frequency rolloff controls proximity effect.

Both models include a shock mounted cartridge, a steel mesh grille, and an integral”pop” filter. The SM48S also includes a lockable On/Off switch.

  • Cardioid pickup pattern rejects off-axis sound and provides superior gain before feedback
  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened mid-range and bass rolloff 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 (SM48S only)
  • Legendary Shure quality and ruggedness

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Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
SM48 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (1.3 mV/Pa; 55 to 14,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 270 Ohms (Low) SPL n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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