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Shure SM57-X2U Instrument Microphone

Product Code: 433200

The legendary SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone is now available with the X2u USB Signal Adapter, that connects any XLR microphone to a computer USB port and which features built-in headphone monitoring with zero latency.

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When you choose the Shure SM57-X2u, you'll have everything you need to record great tracks, right into your computer. With it, not only do you get the legendary studio "workhorse" SM57 microphone, but you also get Shure's handy X2u XLR-to-USB adapter. A perfect all-in-one solution for recording vocals, percussion, and especially electric guitar amplifiers, the Shure SM57-x2u takes the hassle out of setting up an audio interface - just plug it in and go. Plus, the X2u included in the Shure SM57-x2u will work with any XLR microphone. With the SM57-X2u package, you also get Shure's convenient XLR-to-USB adapter. Just plug in the SM57, plug the X2u into any computer, and you're ready to start recording. In fact, the X2u will work "plug and play" with any XLR-equipped microphone - even those that require 48V phantom power - so it's a handy tool to have around. Its built-in headphone jack with volume control lets you listen to your tracks as you record or as you play them back - and you can dial in how much of the signal and the playback you hear, using the onboard Monitor Mix Control. The X2u records at better-than-CD-quality 16-bit/48kHz resolution. Includes the Shure SM57 and the X2u XLR-to-USB adapter Complete plug-and-play solution for recording SM57 excels at recording drums, electric guitar, and vocals Designed for rugged road travel X2u XLR-to-USB adapter / audio interface provides 48V phantom power Includes a 9.8' USB cable for immediate use X2u features a headphone jack, Monitor Mix Control, and Gain Control Records at up to 16-bit/48kHz for better-than-CD-quality audio X2u is compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2000, and Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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

  • USB Plug and Play connectivity
  • Compatible with Windows 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 with volume control for monitoring
  • Monitor Mix Control for blending microphone and playback audio
  • Provides +48V phantom power for use with condenser microphones
  • Includes 3 m USB cable and zippered pouch

Specifications

SM57

  • Type: Dynamic
  • Frequency Response: 40 to 15,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency.
  • Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz): Open Circuit Voltage: -56.0 dBV/Pa* (1.6 mV), *(1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)
  • Impedance: Rated impedance is 150 ohms (310 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance.
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3.
  • Connector: Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type).
  • Case: Dark gray, enamel-painted, die-cast steel with a polycarbonate grille and a stainless steel screen.
  • Dimensions: See User Guide
  • Net Weight (without cable): 284 grams

X2u

  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz +/- 1 dB
  • Power Requirements: USB-powered, 500 mA, maximum
  • Digital Noise Floor (20 Hz to 20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • Minimum MIC GAIN setting: ?81 dB FS
  • Maximum MIC GAIN setting: ?78 dB FS
  • Sampling Rate: up to 48 kHz
  • Bit Depth: 16 bit
  • Peak Signal Indicator (Tri-color)
  • OFF: ?30 dB FS
  • Green: ?30 to ?12 dB FS
  • Yellow: ?12 to 0 dB FS
  • Red: >0 (digital converter clipped)
  • Adjustable Gain Range: 40 dB
  • Headphone Output: 3.5 mm (1/8 inch)

 

Microphone Response: 40 to 15,000 Hz
Microphone Impedance: 310 ohms
Microphone Sensitivity: -56.0 dBV/Pa
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