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Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone   

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The SM48 unidirectional dynamic microphone is a great performance microphone. It maintains a true cardioid pattern throughout its frequency range, en...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Rugged, affordable and clear.

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
  • Lockable On/Off switch (Model SM48S only)
  • Legendary Shure quality and ruggedness

Order today and make sure your voice is heard.

SPECIFICATIONS

SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

  • Type: Dynamic
  • Frequency Response: 55 to 14,000Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid (unidirectional)-rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency
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ShureSM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Good audio (13)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Compact (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (14)
  • Home studio (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome low budget vocal microphone

Shure SM48 is such an affordable microphone. I ordered the white version and I just love the way it looks. The sound quality is decent(clear and crisp) for vocal consider the price....Read complete review

Shure SM48 is such an affordable microphone. I ordered the white version and I just love the way it looks. The sound quality is decent(clear and crisp) for vocal consider the price. I would recommend this mic to anybody who is in a tight budget. The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars is because I wish this mic is a bit longer, because most of the Shure microphone is 1 - 2" longer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sm48 mic

For a stage mic that cost me very minimal amount. It's a great mic for back up vocals or to have just as a back up. Good price,decent quality over all a good...Read complete review

For a stage mic that cost me very minimal amount. It's a great mic for back up vocals or to have just as a back up. Good price,decent quality over all a good buy.

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4.0

Best at Its Price

By 

from Graceville Fl

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

    As I said in the headline, the best at its price. Assuming it is on sale, as it often is---but even at the normal retail price, it is a pretty good deal. I really have only one negative thing to say about the 48 and that is that it is a rather low output microphone, so a decent high-gain preamp is needed to get the most out of it. All of this family of Shure dynamics (S and SM) are this way to some degree, but the lack of a transformer in the SM48 makes it more so! But it sounds good. I prefer it to the 58, honestly, though the sound is fairly similar. Incidentally, the 48 uses the element of the 55 -- the 'Elvis' mike -- not the one found in the 57/58 (but they all are closely related).

    Okay, it is not going to give you the hi-fi sound of some microphones out there. If that's what you want, look elsewhere. It does give you a decent sound, a 'classic' sound, with little fuss. The SM48 is my personal performance mike when I do live shows (boosted with a Fet Head) and I have several more for the band. It's completely serviceable for recording too, when that sort of sound is called for, and easy to get right.

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    5.0

    Excelen mic and deal

    By 

    from Calexico, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

    I buy this mic in the stupid deal of the day. This product is the limited edition white mic, it has a perfect sound and quality, i feel it's a little bit small than the original mic, but it's perfect for the show. I use it in my concerts and it has a great performance.

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    5.0

    Expectation more than met with this Shure.

    By 

    from San Diego North County

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

        Music is a hobby for me, but I do play a lot with friends and in local venues. It's not my day job but I take it seriously enough to want good quality at a reasonable price. This mike is of great quality, and doesn't break the bank. As a matter of fact, if I had known it was this good I would've paid more to get it. Great for two or more at a time as it is not directional and really picks up well without overboosting background noise. Seems durable, time will tell!

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        5.0

        great deal

        By 

        from MA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

          shure quality.............

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Shure Microphone SM48

          By 

          from Washington DC

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Microphone
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • No on off switch

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

          Nice upgrade from what I had...

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          5.0

          Absolutely a Shure product

          By 

          from Los Angeles, CA

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

            Looks and sounds great - all that you would expect from Shure. No disappointments here.

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            5.0

            A Mic of a different color

            By 

            from Olympia WA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

              I bought this because of the low price and I love the way it sounds.

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              5.0

              Great for the price

              By 

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Economical
              • Good sound quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                I've been playing in bands for over 20 years now, and used to also work in the recording industry. I love my Shure 58 for main vocals, but have recently formed a band where I'm providing most of the equipment and didn't want to pay for buying 4 new 58s if I could avoid it. So I picked up a 48 (the spec sheet looked similar) and have been very happy. The sound is crisp and clear. I have been very happy with the purchase.

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                3.0

                Sm48 mic

                By 

                from Rochester,NY

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                For a stage mic that cost me very minimal amount. It's a great mic for back up vocals or to have just as a back up. Good price,decent quality over all a good buy.

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                SM48 AS GOOD AS AN SM58?

                By 

                from Cleveland, OH

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Vocals

                Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                I already own an SM48 and love it...so I wanted another one...it compares to the SM58 in my opinion. Don't know the specs or the technical aspects of the differences between the two, but soundwise I cannot tell them apart. The price was fantastic for twenty seven dineros on SDOTD, and I couldn't pass it up to add another great mic to my growing microphone arsenal. Plus it's white and thought how cool would that be to get nicotine and beer stains all over it...give it some character...LOL

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