The Model 588SDX is a ball-type, dual-impedance, cardioid (unidirectional) dynamic microphone that provides excellent voice reproduction. Its spherical grille is a very effective wind and pop filter which is especially good when used for closeup vocal miking.

This microphone is highly suited for speech or music pickup in schools, churches, and meeting rooms. Its unidirectional polar pattern greatly reduces feedback problems, permitting operation closer than usual to loudspeakers without the annoying squeal or howl caused by feedback. The microphone is equipped with a lockable ON/OFF switch and an internal impedance selection socket located on the XLR connector for switching between high and low impedance. A slip-in swivel adapter is supplied for the convenience of stand-mounted use.

Application

Live Vocals

Microphone Type

Dynamic:

Simple, rugged diaphragm/coil. handles extreme volume levels without distortion.

Polar Pattern

Cardioid:

Picks up the most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. Less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.

Frequency Response

Tailored:

Smooth, extended response. Tuned to accentuate specific types of instruments or voices.

Form Factor

Handheld

Model Line

Other

Downloads
588SDX User Guide (PDF)
Features
  • Controlled low-frequency response combined with a smooth high-frequency rise for clear and intelligible voice pickup
  • Symmetrical cardioid pickup pattern minimizes feedback
  • Spherical grille provides effective filtering out of breath noise and popping when used for closeup vocals, and of wind noise when used outdoors
  • Neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise ratio
  • Shock-mounted cartridge for quiet operation and low stand/ handling noise
  • Lockable ON/OFF switch
  • Dual impedance selectable by internal socket
  • Break-resistant, slip-in swivel adapter for stand-mounted use
  • Three-pin professional audio (XLR) connector
  • Tough, steel-mesh grille resists wear from constant use and handling; die-cast handle
  • Field serviceable and backed by the Shure 2-year warranty

 

Specifications
Type
Dynamic (moving coil)
Frequency Response
80 to 15,000 Hz
Polar Pattern
Cardioid (unidirectional) symmetrical about axis
lmpedance
LO Z: Microphone rated impedance is 150 ohms (270 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance; HI Z: Microphone impedance is "High" for connection to high-impedance microphone inputs