Shure S53P and S55P Low Profile Mic Stands

FAQ #5435 Updated May 26, 2017

Question:

What were the S53P and S55P mic stands?  When were they introduced?

Answer:

Introduced in 1970 ($31.25), the S53P and the S55P were tripod stands designed for miking a stage. 

The microphone was held in an air-filled rubber doughnut to isolate it from floor vibration. The mic was positioned parallel to the stage floor - about 1/8"" above the floor.  This unusual positioning minimized comb filtering; it also increased the microphone output level because of the acoustic boundary effect provided by the stage floor. 

For a complete explanation with diagrams, see the PDF file attached below.

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