Shure SM57 Legendary Instrument Microphone

SKU: SV_Shure_SM57

R 2,399.00 R 3,099.00 Save R 700

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The legendary Shure SM57 is exceptional for musical instrument pickup and vocals. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording.

The SM57 has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern that isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. In the studio, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds.

Outstanding performance, reliability, and application diversity make this "workhorse" the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers worldwide.


  • Contoured frequency response for clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup
  • Professional-quality reproduction for drum, percussion, and instrument amplifier miking
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while reducing background noise
  • Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise
  • Extremely durable under the heaviest use
  • Frequency response: 40 to 15,000 Hz
  • Replacement cartridge:  R57
Microphone Type
Polar Pattern
Frequency Response
Form Factor
Model Line

Available Options

SM57-LC Without Cable
SM57-X2u Includes XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter
SM57VIP Dual Microphone Kit
Type Dynamic
Frequency Response 40 to 15,000 Hz
Polar Pattern Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency.

Additional specifications are available in the user guide.