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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 ...

Acoustical concepts of the Unidyne III microphone
April 11, 2018

Yes. Ernie Seeler, developer of the Unidyne III, presented his AES paper on October 12, 1960. See the below PDF.A Small Unidirectional Dynamic Probe M ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Comparing sensitivity of SM57 and SM58
March 2, 2018

The 1 Pascal rating that you quote for the SM57 is using a 94 dB SPL input level. That is, 1 Pascal is equal to a sound pressure level of 94 dB.The SM ...

Difference between a SM57 and a SM57-LC ?
March 2, 2018

The SM57 "microphone" used to come in two different "packages". One was the SM57-CN which included a standard, 7 meter, XLR to XLR ...

SM57 plastic grill cover broken off
March 2, 2018

For repair or parts information please contact our Service Department at 800-516-2525 or 847-600-8699. Information concerning service, repair, parts a ...

SM57 and SM58 Wiring Specifications
March 2, 2018

As with all of our current microphones, on the XLR connector pin 2 is in-phase audio (hot), pin 3 is out-of-phase audio (cold), and pin 1 is shield. W ...

Modifying SM57 to work at a 90 degree angle
February 23, 2018

This is not recommended. The reason is that the inside of the SM57 handle is an engineered acoustic chamber. This chamber directly affects the frequen ...