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Overview

  • 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
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    $62.00
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      Shure sound at an affordable price.

      The Shure SM48-LC Microphone offers many of the same qualities as the famous SM58 but at a lower price. This unidirectional dynamic mic is designed for professional sound reinforcement, studio recording, and broadcasting. It maintains a true cardioid pattern throughout its frequency range, ensuring high gain before feedback and rejection of off-axis sound. Frequency response is tailored for vocals with a presence rise in the midrange to brighten performance. A low-frequency roll-off is provided for controlling proximity effect. A shock-mounted cartridge, steel mesh grille, and an integral pop filter make the Shure SM48 tough and resistant to handling noise.

      Features

      • 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
      • Legendary Shure quality and ruggedness

      Order a bunch today and give one to each member of your band.

       
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      Review Snapshot®

      by PowerReviews
      ShureSM48-LC Vocal Microphone
       
      4.5

      (based on 66 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (45)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (17)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      97%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (32)
      • Easy to use (27)
      • Durable (23)
      • Versatile (12)
      • Lightweight (8)

      Cons

      • Limited functions (3)

      Best Uses

      • Performances (27)
      • Outdoor events / games (19)
      • Home studio (14)
      • Amateur recording (12)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (19), Professional musician (17), Novice (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Unbelievable value in a quality mic.

      I have been using SM-58 mics since about 1975. I have never had one go down and still own my very first one which I bought used in 1975. It still sounds great...Read complete review

      I have been using SM-58 mics since about 1975. I have never had one go down and still own my very first one which I bought used in 1975. It still sounds great on the PA. I now own three SM-58 mics but about five years ago I needed two more vocal mics for a job/show where we were having background vocalists. I have other PA mics (AKG and Behringer) but they have unique sounds of their own and don't work well with the SM-58's. With five open vocal mics on stage I wanted a more uniform sound. Because this situation was to be a temporary deal (we don't normally use backgound vocalists), I used my three SM-58's and bought two SM-48 mics. I found that with a little EQ at the mixer (to open the upper mid a little) and a little more gain on the mic pad (just a touch more) the SM-48 sounded and responded very much like the SM-58. Having that uniformity on stage allowed me to crank up the monitors and all the musicians were very pleased with the sound. I have a Mackie based system (Mackie board, two Mackie TH-15 powered speakers on the floor and two Mackie TH-12 powered speakers on stands with three floor monitors on stage powered by a QSC amp. The SM-48 cuts through as well as my SM-58's.

      Several reviewers mentioned that these were not great recording mics and I agree. They were not intended to be. Shure makes some high quality condenser recording mics and if you are looking for a recording mic don't expect much from the SM-48. It's EQ curve and proximity effect is designed for PA work. By the same token I have an assortment of high quality condenser mics in my home studio (Rode, AKG and Audio Technica) that are excellent recording mics but because of their flat full frequency response would make horrible sounding PA mics. The SM-48 like the SM-58 was a mic designed for quality PA work and these SM-48's are a real bargain and I gave them five stars because nothing in this price range comes close in quality and durability.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Doesn't quite make the cut .

      For me and my use it's a 4 . Save your money and buy the real thing . You will be much happier . By the way , I use a PreSonus Firestudio Mobile ,...Read complete review

      For me and my use it's a 4 . Save your money and buy the real thing . You will be much happier . By the way , I use a PreSonus Firestudio Mobile , PreSonus Studio Pro Ver 2 DAW and a Carvin Vintage 16 . Epi Standard LP with Gibson 490 R & T Pups . So ! It is a deficency in the Mic .
      I think it's a OK Mic but that's it . It seems to produce tin like sound when amplifying a Guitar Amp nomatter where I place the mic . For Speaking voice it's great but for serious music , it's lacking tone .
      Hey , It's a Shure ! That's very good .
      I wanted to use it to mic my Carvin EL84 Tube Amp . It doesn't make the cut . It is deffinatly not a SM57 or SM58 by any standards for any use .

      Reviewed by 66 customers

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      5.0

      Good medium range mic

      By James

      from Memphis, TN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ

        Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

        This microphone is a good one for a medium range and priced microphone. Much better for PA than for music but could be used as a music microphone. It just does not have the range of much more expensive microphones but still a very good microphone.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good mic

        By Mr T

        from santa rosa ca.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performance

        Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

        sure good company.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Shure always the best

        By Johnny

        from Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

          These are known for their quality, and the real thing lives up to the hype. Great vocal mic.

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          5.0

          Great mics for the price!

          By PF

          from Southern Adirondacks

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

          I purchased these microphones for in house band practice. All work great compared to using three different microphones at different volumes. These are easily adjusted equally.

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          5.0

          Excellent product. Would buy it again!

          By Cerwin Vegaphile

          from Tompkinsville, KY

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

            Bought this for home karaoke & have great fun with it! Wouldn't hesitate to use it on stage. Fantastic clear sound reproduction through the mixer! Clear & clean sound reproduction through my mid-range horns! Perfect for novices as well as professionals & karaoke!!! Strong, clean, crisp sound! Great buy for the money!!!!!

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            4.0

            great mic

            By Davezilla

            from Williams, AZ

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Very Affordable

            Cons

            • No switch

            Best Uses

            • band practice
            • Performances

            Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

            comparable to mics three times the price. for the price, it's a hand down winner.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            YOU NEED TO TRY IT. AMAZING

            By Peter1134

            from Lowville ny

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            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-LC Vocal Microphone:

              I BOUGHT ONE TO JUST TRY. THEN I NEED TO NEEDED TO BUY TWO MORE JUST BECAUSE I COULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT I WAS GETTING FOR THE MF PRICE. YOU NEED TO BUY IT.

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              4.0

              good mic for the price

              By ROGERCARR

              from Ocala, FLorida

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Have Not Experienced Feed
              • Very Little Handling Nois

              Cons

              • None Noticed

              Best Uses

                Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

                very good mic for karaoke or announcing settings

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                4.0

                Shure SM48 Good mic!

                By rac927

                from Cheektowaga, NY

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

                  I've been playing music and running sound for over 30+ years. I figured this would be ok because it's a Shure. This beauty is just as good live as a 58 and at more than half the price. Save some money and get this mic. Most people in an audience cannot tell the difference between any type of mic so save your money an get a few of these instead of one 58. The audience will thank you and so will your wallet!

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                  5.0

                  I' m glad I bought it...

                  By Fwanny

                  from Upper Peninsula, Michigan

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Singingplaying Keyboard

                    Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

                    I had never bought a mic before. I have not been in the electronic part of music for long. I was trained as a classical performer. I have recently become in love with contemporary Christian music and I lead an 8 member Praise Team at our church. As soon as money becomes available, I plan to get one of these mics for each of my vocalists.

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