Available Options

SM48-LC Cable Not Included
SM48S-LC On/Off Switch Included
SM48W-LC White, Cable Not Included. Limited Edition.

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.  

Application

Karaoke

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

SM

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SM Microphone Product Brochure (PDF)
SM48 Specification Sheet (PDF)
SM Microphone Product Brochure
SM48 Specification Sheet
SM48 User Guide
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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 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
Specifications
Type
Dynamic
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
Accessories
Name Availability
RK248G

RK248G

Factory original replacement grille for the Shure SM48 and SM48S wired microphones.

R136

R136

Replacement cartridge for the Shure SM48 microphone.

A55HM

A55HM

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

A55M

Isolation mount and swivel adapter securely attaches Shure models SM57, SM58, SM86, Beta57A, Beta58A, Beta87A, and Beta87C to standard microphone stands.

A58WS

A58WS

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.

A25D

A25D

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.

User Guides
File Language Type File Size
SM48 User Guide English, French, German, Italian, Spanish PDF 420 kb