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.
The SM48 includes a shock-mounted cartridge, a steel mesh grille, and an integral "pop" filter.
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- 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 (Model SM48S only)
- Legendary Shure quality and ruggedness
|Frequency Response||55 to 14,000 Hz|
|Polar Pattern||Cardioid (unidirectional)-rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency|
|Output Level||Open Circuit Voltage: * -57.5 dBV/Pa (1.3 mV), *1 Pa = 94 dB SPL|
Additional specifications are available in the user guide.
A25D Microphone Clip
Break resistant microphone clip that securely mounts the SM58, SM57, SM87A, Beta 87A, Beta 87C and all other microphones with 3/4-inch and larger handles to a standard microphone stand.
A55HM Snap-in "Shock Stopper" Mount
Shock Stopper Isolation Mount/Swivel Adapter, Half Mount, for SM57, SM58, Beta 57A, Beta 58A, Beta 87A, Beta 87C or any Shure tapered handle mic.
A55M Shock Mount Microphone Clip
Isolation mount and swivel adapter securely attaches Shure models SM57, SM58, SM86, Beta57A, Beta58A, Beta87A, and Beta87C to standard microphone stands.
A58WS Gray Microphone Windscreen
Reduces unwanted breath and wind noise. For use with all larger Shure "ball-type" microphones including the SM58, Beta58A, SM48, and the 565SD. Available in 6 colours; black, blue, gray, green, red, and yellow.
R136 Cartridge for SM48
Replacement cartridge for the Shure SM48 microphone.
RK248G Factory Original SM48 and SM48S Microphone Replacement Grille
Factory original replacement grille for the Shure SM48 and SM48S wired microphones.
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