Shure SM48-LC Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid

4.7 out of 5 stars 1,616 ratings

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  • Cardioid pickup pattern rejects off-axis sound and provides superior gain before feedback
  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass rolloff to control proximity effect
  • Shock-mounted cartridge for exceptional ruggedness and reduced handling noise
  • Built-in "pop" filter that reduces explosive breath sounds and wind noise
  • Supplied stand adapter and carrying/storage bag
  • Cardioid pickup pattern rejects off-axis sound and provides superior gain before feedback
  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass rolloff to control proximity effect
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Shure SM48-LC Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid

A great performance microphone for lead vocals, backup vocals, and spoken word applications.

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The SM48 unidirectional dynamic microphone is a great performance microphone. It maintains a true cardioid pattern throughout its frequency range, ensuring high gain before feedback and rejection of off-axis sound.The tailored frequency response is ideal for lead vocals, backup vocals, and spoken word applications. A presence rise brightens mid-range performance, and a low frequency roll off controls proximity effect. The SM48 includes a shock-mounted cartridge, a steel mesh grille, and an integral "pop" filter.


Features:
  • Cardioid pickup pattern rejects off-axis sound and provides superior gain before feedback
  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened mid-range and bass rolloff to control proximity effect
  • Shock-mounted cartridge for exceptional ruggedness and reduced handling noise
  • Built-in "pop" filter that reduces explosive breath sounds and wind noise
  • Supplied stand adapter and carrying/storage bag
  • Legendary Shure quality and ruggedness


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Reviewed in Australia on 15 November 2020
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gloria
5.0 out of 5 stars Stay in tune
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 December 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full Value for Money @4000
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sam
4.0 out of 5 stars good mic, bad packaging
Reviewed in India on 27 August 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars good mic, bad packaging
Reviewed in India on 27 August 2020
EDIT:
This mic has a boost in the high frequencies, so if you record your voice from 1 feet distance from the mic while speaking a bit loud, it becomes a bit throaty and very unpleasant for longer duration recordings.
But if you go close enough to the mic ,you get a proximity effect which is descent and the recording sounds warmer.
A little bit of EQ can help too to decrease the throatiness and make the low end richer. I compared it with an MKE 600 shotgun for voice over purposes and it holds its ground very well with a little EQ and mic technique ,especially also in ambient sound rejection and low noise floor. The MKE 600 is 5 times costly mind you.

packaging was really bad from this seller. but mic has been working great.
if you have a noisy room it will work better compared to any condenser mic. also in any outdoor performance.
but the snr of this mic is very low since it sensitivity is low and also needs double the amplification. hence your noise will be amplified too that much. i bought it as an upgrade over bm800 in which case its super. it can only give you a max snr of 60db ,also wouldnt capture details like a good condenser mic.hence not preferred for studio recordings.
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Cobe deRonde
5.0 out of 5 stars Best XLR mic for the money!
Reviewed in Canada on 19 January 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best XLR mic for the money!
Reviewed in Canada on 19 January 2021
I have used many different microphones for instruction videos, and podcasts. For the majority of voices the Shure SM-48 is the best bang for your buck. It has a very clear sound. I would suggest it to anyone looking for a quality XLR mic on a budget.
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