The legendary SM57 cardioid dynamic instrument microphone is now available with the X2u USB Signal Adapter, which features built-in headphone monitoring with zero latency, and easy controls to balance microphone and playback audio. 

Digitally record wherever and whenever your computer takes you - just plug and play for better-than-CD quality instrument reproduction.

X2u Overview:

  • Plug and Play USB connectivity allows the convenience of digital recording anywhere your computer can go
  • Integrated pre-amp with Microphone Gain Control allows control of input signal strength
  • Zero Latency Monitoring for real-time playback and multi-tracking without disorientation
  • More features below 
Application

Acoustic Guitar

Bass Amp

Brass/Saxophone

Computer Recording

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

Model Line

SM

Downloads
SM Microphone Product Brochure (PDF)
SM57 User Guide (PDF)
X2u User Guide (PDF)
Related Links
Critical Mac OS X Driver for X2u
More Mac OS X Driver Info
Features

SM57

  • Dynamic microphone cartridge with tailored frequency response delivers clear reproduction of amplified and acoustic instruments
  • Uniform cardioid polar pattern isolates the sound source while minimizing background noise
  • Internal pneumatic shock mount minimizes handling noise
  • Legendary construction and versatility for consistent performance under rugged use and abuse on stage or in the studio.

X2u

  • Plug and Play USB Connectivity allows the convenience of digital recording anywhere your computer can go (compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, and Mac OS X 10.1 or later).
  • Integrated pre-amp with Microphone Gain Control allows control of input signal strength
  • Zero Latency Monitoring for real-time playback and multi-tracking without disorientation
  • Headphone jack for monitoring with 1/8” connectivity
  • Monitor Mix Control for blending microphone and playback audio
  • 16 bit, up to 48 kHz sample rate for better-than-CD quality audio
Specifications
Type
Dynamic 
Frequency Response
SM57: 40 to 15,000 Hz, X2u: 20 to 20,000 Hz +/- 1 dB
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.