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Why does the AES67 tab not show up?
June 6, 2019

Please try the following: Try toggling "Use shared Dante Interface" in Dante Controller's Choose Interface window. This is found b ...

GLX-D firmware update
May 23, 2019

If the blue rf light is blinking and there is no audio you will need to update your components to the latest firmware. Download the Shure Update ...

CR81 and other OEM Models - Hercules or Rex
May 23, 2019

This microphone was an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) model, i.e., Shure made the microphone for another equipment manufacturer. The CR81 ...

SM7B Output Level and Preamp Gain Specifications
May 23, 2019

The SM7 (SM7A, SM7B) is a dynamic microphone. A typical dynamic mic has a lower output level than a typical condenser mic. For example, the dynamic ...

Twinplex ear mount
May 23, 2019

A few of you have asked whether we sell the "ear rig" that you see in some of the theater images for TwinPlex, models TL45, TL46, TL47, TL48 ...

How do I install an FL6000 feature license on a DIS-CCU?
May 13, 2019

Steps to load an FL6000 license file: Unzip the folder mentioned above and place the *.xml file inside where you can find it (Desktop, for examp ...

I have never installed SW6000. What do I need to know before proceeding?
May 13, 2019

IMPORTANT: IF THIS ORDER IS FOR AN UPGRADE TO AN EXISTING SYSTEM, PLEASE BACKUP YOUR SW6000 DATABASE OR CONTACT SHURE SUPPORT TO ASSIST BEFORE PROCEED ...

Microphone for percussion
April 18, 2019

See our online selection guide. ...

Replacement Stylus for Different Brands
April 18, 2019

Thank you for your inquiry concerning Shure phonograph products.Shure styli will only fit Shure cartridges. So we cannot recommend a substitute Shure ...

Stereo pairs using KSM32 or KSM44
April 18, 2019

You are correct. For a stereo recording, you would need to use a pair of KSM44's. We agree that the difference in sound between the KSM32 and the ...

Battery Powered Phantom Power Supply with Balanced Output
April 18, 2019

The schematic below illustrates an 18 volt phantom supply. It will supply any Shure microphone that requires phantom power. Battery life is dependent ...

Preamp for SM91 microphones
April 18, 2019

Do you still have the in-line battery driven preamps? If yes, they can be powered via phantom power. If no, the placement preamp is the RPM628. This i ...

Multiple mics into one receiver?
April 1, 2019

Every transmitter must operate on its own frequency. That means there must be a corresponding receiver for each individual transmitter. That receiver ...

Custom molds for earphones: how to, what, and where?
February 11, 2019

Custom sleeves offer the ultimate in personal fit, and in some cases offer even better sound isolation than the universal sleeves included with Shure ...

Do the SM58 and SM57 mics have the same frequency response curves?
January 15, 2019

The SM58 and SM57 do use the same cartridge. The grill, though, does affect the frequency response to some extent. At a distance, the difference is pr ...

How do I connect a professional microphone to a camcorder?
December 6, 2018

Connecting Microphones to CamcordersThere are many interfaces by the likes of Beachtek, Marantz, Kopul, Saramonic, etc. on the market to help connect ...

What is Phantom Power?
October 26, 2018

Phantom power is used with condenser microphones. It is called phantom power because there is no obvious external power supply for the condenser mic; ...

545 or 565 mic with the 4 pin Amphenol connector
September 20, 2018

We can tell you what pins to use at the microphone connector. Your 545 microphone has a four pin MC4F Amphenol connector. Pins 1 and 2 of this connect ...

545 and 550S adapters?
September 20, 2018

There is a supplier for such cables. Contact Tom Ellis: phone - 214-328-3225; email - tellis@ellisandassoc.comTom sells cables that have Amphenol conn ...

PE585 replacement cable
September 20, 2018

Shure no longer stocks this cable.Try Tom's Mics - Mr. Tom Ellis - phone 214-328-3225 tellis@ellisandassoc.comTom offers cables for many discontinued ...

Retro parts for an Shure 55AV
September 20, 2018

Unfortunately all such parts are long gone at Shure.You might have luck with collectors of old mics. We suggest you start with Tom Ellis: tellis@ellis ...

Mic cable for Shure 55S
September 20, 2018

The 55S used a 3 pin Amphenol connector, part #MC3M. We do not carry these connectors, but you can get pre-wired cables from Tom Ellis (214-328-3225 o ...

I need a connector (audio) for my old model 51 microphone.
September 20, 2018

The connector on the 51 is an Amphenol MC3M. We do not carry these connectors,You can get pre-wired cables from Tom Ellis(214-328-3225). ...

Harmonica Breathing Noise With 520DX
September 20, 2018

This is a playing technique problem. In brief, a microphone is designed to change air movement into an equivalent electrical signal. A microphone cann ...

Cable for 555
September 20, 2018

Thank you for the compliments. We have bad news for you. The 555 is a very old mic and Shure has not had replacement parts for many years. Your hardwa ...

Model 51 - cable and connector
September 20, 2018

Shure no longer has parts for these mics, including cables and connectors.The connectors were called Amphenol connectors. If it's a 3 pin connector yo ...

55SW replacement parts.
September 20, 2018

The 55SW has been discontinued for over 25 years. Shure no longer has replacement parts. We suggest you contact collectors of old microphones. As a st ...

Old 55S parts
September 20, 2018

You might have luck with collectors of old mics. We suggest you start with: Tom Ellis.Except for a few select early models, we do not use serial numbe ...

How do I connect a Sennheiser MKE2 to a Shure bodypack?
September 13, 2018

DISCLAIMER: This bulletin was written with information provided by Sennheiser. Shure is not responsible for damage caused to a Sennheiser microphone i ...

Will the MX183 work with a wireless system or is it phantom powered?
June 20, 2018

The MX183 requires phantom power to operate. The microphone portion can be disconnected from the in-line preamp and used on a wireless bodypack transm ...

Instructions on setting up DP11EQ
April 11, 2018

You can download the operating software or the user guide from the Shure web site. ...

Wiring for model 526T
April 11, 2018

At 01/16/2001 02:48 PM we wrote - The wiring diagram for the 526T can be found in its User Guide. You can download the User Guide for the 526T at:http ...

UA888 and UA111 RS-232 codes to change Group/Channel
March 5, 2018

UA888 and UA111 RS-232 Change Group/Channel CommandsGeneral Product description:The UA888 network control device is a interfacing device that allows c ...

Will tape around the SM57 plastic grill change the polar pattern?
March 5, 2018

This will alter the polar pattern in a very negative manner. The pattern will be become "semi-omnidirectional" and the frequency response wi ...

Wireless portable PA System
March 5, 2018

We suggest you consider portable systems from Sound Projections which use Shure wireless microphones. ...

BG 4.0 versus BG 4.1
March 2, 2018

There is no difference between the BG 4.0 and the BG 4.1; the model number was changed to reflect new packaging. The BG 4.0 was the predecessor to the ...

U1 and U2 power lock not working?
March 2, 2018

The power lock feature on every U series transmitter works the same. Here is a test to try on each transmitter:1. Cancel the Power On Lock function by ...

AMS26 mics functional without an AMS mixer?
March 2, 2018

Any Shure AMS microphone must be used with a Shure AMS mixer. An AMS microphone cannot be used with any other mixer from Shure or any other company.T ...

What tip can I use for a M92E Cartridge?
March 2, 2018

The N92E and N111E are replacement diamond stylus for the M92E cartridge. For other cartridges, see our online cartridge/stylus cross reference at:Dis ...

Is the part I need for my SM58 called a 'Cartridge'
March 2, 2018

Yes, the replacement cartridge is part number RPW112. You can order one from our Parts Department at 800-516-2525 or 847-600-8699. ...

Need receiver for VHF transmitter
March 2, 2018

The following receivers will work with your L2 transmitter. Make certain the new receiver is on the same frequency as your old transmitter.LX4LX3SC4EC ...

Date / age of 707A?
March 2, 2018

The 707A was available from 1940 to 1970. Unfortunately, we do not have the records to narrow it down any further. These microphones would have been m ...

FP11 line preamp self noise
March 2, 2018

Being an older design, the FP11 would need to be completely redesigned to lower its self noise. Sound Devices is a company that sells a low noise pr ...

Shure BG 4.1 and SM94
March 2, 2018

The AXS4 and the BG4.1 are the same exact microphone. The AXS4 is a private label product sold by select Shure dealers. The Axcess mics do not replace ...

Input problems with linked PSM 400s
March 2, 2018

You are unbalancing the aux out of your board going into P4T #1. Then you are unbalancing the connection between P4T #1 and P4T #2. If these two unbal ...

Best choice table microphone for SCM810
March 2, 2018

A gooseneck microphone, such as the MX400 series, will provide better sound than a boundary microphone, simply because the microphone will be closer t ...

What is difference between BG 4.0 and BG 4.1 microphones.
March 2, 2018

There is no difference between the BG 4.0 and the BG 4.1; the model number was changed to reflect new packaging. The differences between the BG 4.1 an ...

Recommended range of capacitance for M91ED
March 2, 2018

With your pre-amplifier, use a capacitive load of 425pF for each input channel.For the M91ED, the recommended minimum load is 400pF per channel and th ...

M95ED cartridge/stylus -- alternates for 33 rpm mono and 78 rpm
March 2, 2018

1. A spherical (conical) tip would likely work better, but you would have to try it and hear the results. There is no spherical replacement stylus for ...

Can two M267 mixers be used together
March 2, 2018

Interconnect the two M267 mixers using the Mix Bus connectors. When connected via the Mix Bus, all eight inputs will appear at each mixer's output. Th ...

WL183 and UT: Feedback problems
March 2, 2018

The WL183 is omnidirectional; the headset microphone is directional. Typically, an omnidirectional microphone is more likely to feedback. Changing to ...

Mic for bluegrass band - SM94?
March 2, 2018

The SM94 is a very good choice. Here are some hints about using it correctly.1. The SM94 needs power to operate. You can put one AA battery into the h ...

M92E and scratching
March 2, 2018

The M92E stylus is not constructed to take the abuse of scratching. You can always try it gingerly and if the stylus breaks, it can be replaced for $2 ...

Mounting position for VP88
March 2, 2018

The round grill should be pointed toward the sound source with the microphone parallel to the ground. The microphone should be rotated so the switches ...

Sound dropping out of PSM400
March 2, 2018

The PSM400 systems are single antenna wireless systems. As with any wireless, whether it is a microphone or personal monitor, a single antenna system ...

Maximum distance to use UT Series wireless?
March 2, 2018

Typical operational distance is 100 to 300 feet. It all depends on the local RF environment. In general, you will get greater range in a rural setting ...

Product specifications for PE50-SP
March 2, 2018

The PE50SP is an excellent microphone. It can be internally wired for low or high impedance operation. It also has a silent on/off switch. The PE50SP ...

How to select frequencies on UC systems
March 2, 2018

Put all of the systems on the same group and different channels. As long as the systems are all on the same group, the frequencies will be compatible. ...

60hz buzz when FP410 connected to AC power
March 2, 2018

Here are answers to your questions.Am I getting a ground-loop here? Yes.Would this be the culprit, and if so, what would the schematic look like for a ...

Phantom power for MX200 series
March 2, 2018

We will assume your question is: Is there a device that will provide phantom power to the MX202 besides a powered mixing board?Yes. There are several ...

WL185 compatibility with Sony wireless
March 2, 2018

To use the WL185 with a two-wire transmitter input, wire as follows:from WL185 to 1/8" mono miniplugRed to tipBlack and shield to sleeveThis shou ...

Where to buy N78S stylus?
March 2, 2018

If you live in the United States, please call Shure Parts at 800-516-2525. You may purchase the N78S using a major credit card.If you do not live in t ...

Can I use a WL93-6T or a WL185 for a flamenco guitar
March 2, 2018

The WL50 would be our choice, not the WL93. Experiment to find the best position on the guitar. There is no one best position; it depends upon the un ...

What kind of windscreens are available for the SM81?
March 2, 2018

As of November 2000, there are two optional windscreens for the SM81. Neither are included with the SM81. The supplied windscreen is all foam, is abou ...

Which direction should the SM7 point?
March 2, 2018

You are correct. Talk into the end of the microphone, just like an SM58. The SM7 is NOT a side address microphone. ...

Noise on SC4 w/SM58 handheld
March 2, 2018

Good troubleshooting on your part. Here are other items we want to know:1. Does changing the frequency have any affect?2. What happens when only the r ...

Rewiring 520D for low impedance use
March 2, 2018

Here are the instructions directly from the 520D User Guide:1. Disassemble the 520D. Cut the BLUE and BLACK leads in half. Solder the BLUE lead from t ...

Comparison of SM10A and 512
March 2, 2018

The SM10A and the 512 use the same mic element. Check the sound pressure levels used for the two Open Circuit Voltage readings. It is likely that one ...

PSM400 frequency response
March 2, 2018

The correct frequency response specification for a complete PSM400 system (including the receiver) is:50 Hz to 15 kHz (+0, -3 dB re 1 kHz) ...

PE53 User Guide
March 2, 2018

The PE53 is the same as the model 533A. ...

M95 cartridges, M44-7 stylus
March 2, 2018

(1) When these cartridges were available, the M95EJ came with the N95EJ stylus (1.5 to 3 grams tracking force) and the M95HE came with N95HE stylus (0 ...

ST6000 Information
March 2, 2018

In brief, the ST6000 (discontinued in the early 1990's) is a teleconferencing mixer that requires for proper operation: an analog phone line connectio ...

Use of P4M with FP22
March 2, 2018

To answer your question, we will assume that the two microphones must maintain their own independent signal paths and will only be combined in the FP2 ...

Phantom vs. internal battery power with BG4.1
March 2, 2018

The BG4.1 always has a balanced output, regardless of power source. It is the cable that unbalances the signal. Anytime the BG4.1 receives phantom pow ...

Connector for L1 transmitter?
March 2, 2018

The L1 used the same type of connector that we still use. This 4 pin connector has many names, including Tini-QG, TA4, and mini-XLR.Shure offers sever ...

545D with guitar amplifier
March 2, 2018

This requires a shielded cable (less than 25 feet long) with an XLR female on one end and a 1/4" male phone plug on the other.The cable should be ...

Convert MX185 from Tiny Q-G to XLR
March 2, 2018

The MX185 preamp circuit has a Tini QG, four pin male input. It's output is a standard male 3 pin XLR. This preamp changes the impedance of the MX185 ...

Unable to access battery or gain switch on L2/SM58 wireless
March 2, 2018

It sounds as if there is a mechanical problem inside the mic handle. There is a mechanism the prevents the bottom portion of the handle from sliding c ...

U1 with an electro-acoustic guitar
March 2, 2018

The piezo pickups on electro-acoustic guitars have extremely high frequency content. This is above what humans can hear. To solve this problem, it is ...

Buying old stock M91 and M95 cartridges
March 2, 2018

1. From the late 1960's until the early 1980's is the closest dates we can provide.2. The M95EJ is slightly better, but it tracks at 1.5 to 4 grams, a ...

Will new N44-7 stylus work with 1970's vintage M44-7 cartridge?
March 2, 2018

The current N44-7X stylus will fit your M44-7 body. It is a safe assumption that the wiring inside the M44-7 body is still fine, so a new stylus will ...

T Series polarity
March 2, 2018

This has not been brought to our attention before. Please provide the exact model number of the T Series transmitter, mic element, and receiver in whi ...

Can I make a BG 4.0 a wireless microphone?
March 2, 2018

You will need a complete wireless system (transmitter and receiver) to make a wired microphone into a wireless mic. The only means that Shure currentl ...

Will the Beta 87C change with a lower phantom power voltage?
March 2, 2018

Using the Beta 87C on the lower phantom power voltage will not have any effect on its performance. The performance and specifications for the Beta 87C ...

How does the sound quality of the 55SH compare to the SM58?
March 2, 2018

These microphones do sound different from each other. The cartridges are quite different. Overall, the SM58 will sound better than the 55SH. ...

Are LX and T series transmitters and receivers compatible?
March 2, 2018

1. Yes. T and LX transmitters and receivers can be used with each other as long as the frequencies match.2. You can operate up to 6 T series systems d ...

MX391 and mixer/video prod. solution
March 2, 2018

Follow each of these steps precisely:1. The MX391 must have a preamp in line before the mixer. The preamp will be a four inch long tube with a male XL ...

On/Off switches for the SM10A and WH20?
March 2, 2018

No, the SM10A and the WH20 do not have switches. The Shure A120S switch can be wired in-line with either mic and act as an on/off switch. ...

Which microphone clip fits the BG 3.1?
March 2, 2018

The A25D adapter will fit the BG 3.1 microphone. ...

Ribbon mics & phantom power
March 2, 2018

A ribbon microphone typically has a low impedance, transformer balanced output. Therefore, it can handle phantom power without a problem. No other pre ...

SM57 for cymbals?
March 2, 2018

At 11/09/2001 09:44 AM we wrote - Are SM57's good enough for cymbals in a small low budget home recording studio?* They will be lacking in "high ...

Differences in laymen's terms E5 and E1
March 2, 2018

In non-technical terms:1. The E5 cable is more durable than the E1 cable.2. The E5 has more low end (bass) than the E1.3. The E5 is slightly larger th ...

Is the KSM32 suitable for gigs?
March 2, 2018

The KSM32 passes the same physical and environmental testing as the SM58. That is, we drop it onto hard wood floors from a distance of 6 feet, multipl ...

Can I leave my UT receiver power on all the time?
March 2, 2018

It is perfectly fine to leave the receiver on all the time. It will not damage it. ...

SM58 to mike my guitar amp?
March 2, 2018

The SM57 is the most common mic used to mike a guitar amp. The SM58 is same as the SM57, except the SM58 has a ball-shaped grille. Either model is a g ...

588SB Microphone Cable
March 2, 2018

The 588SB has an XLR connector on it. The cable model depends on what the 588SB connects into. If the microphone plugs into another XLR jack, use the ...

PG81, SM94, 849, BG 5.1, or BG 4.1 XLR connector is loose
March 2, 2018

Taking Apart a BG4.1 or BG5.1Unscrew the microphone handle (A) and slide downward to expose the battery compartment.Remove screw B.Carefully slide the ...

Does Shure refurbish SM58 microphones?
March 2, 2018

There really is no refurbishing. We will repair microphones if they are broken, though. We have seen many people repaint their own microphones (just t ...

Service, repair, warranty and parts information
March 2, 2018

For information about Service, Repair and Parts for Shure products, click on the following link: Service Department Information ...

M91ED Cartridge - need stylus
March 2, 2018

The N91ED stylus is still offered.If you are in the United States, you can purchase the stylus directly from Shure by using a credit card. Call 800-51 ...