Available Options

SM57-LC Without Cable
SM57VIP Dual Microphone Kit
SM57-X2u Includes XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter

The legendary Shure SM57 is exceptional for musical instrument pickup and vocals. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording.

The SM57 has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern that isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. In the studio, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds.

Outstanding performance, reliability, and application diversity make this "workhorse" the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers worldwide.

Application

Acoustic Guitar

Bass Amp

Brass/Saxophone

Congas

Guitar Amp

Harmonica

Kick Drum

Percussion

Rack/Floor Toms

Snare Drum

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

Mountable

Model Line

SM

Downloads
SM Microphone Product Brochure (PDF)
SM57 Specification Sheet (PDF)
R57 R59 Replacement Cartridges User Guide (PDF)
SM57 User Guide (PDF)
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Features
  • Contoured frequency response for clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup
  • Professional-quality reproduction for drum, percussion, and instrument amplifier miking
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while reducing background noise
  • Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise
  • Extremely durable under the heaviest use
  • Frequency response: 40 to 15,000 Hz
  • Replacement cartridge:  R57
Specifications
Type
Dynamic
Frequency Response
40 to 15,000 Hz
Polar Pattern
Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency.
Accessories
Name Availability
RK244G

RK244G

Replacement screen and grille assembly for the Model SM57 microphone consisting of the complete screen and grille assembly, an extra retainer ring, and nameplate.

R57

R57

R57 Replacement Cartridge for Shure SM56 and SM57 Microphones.

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.

A81WS

A81WS

Reduces unwanted breath and wind noise. For use with the Shure end address microphones such as the Shure SM81, and SM57. Available in gray.

A26M

A26M

Allows two Shure SM57, Beta 57A, or 545 Series microphones to be placed vertically on a standard microphone stand.

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.