• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop by Department
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG Warehouse Sale Top Deals 7-25-14

Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone  

  • Write a Review
SKU 
#270105000000000
Price Drop

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
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $62.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $24.96
  • New Price:
    $3704

In Stock & Ready To Ship

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)

+ Add to Wish List
See All Shure Dynamic Microphones
Shure

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.

 
Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
ShureSM48-LC Vocal Microphone
 
4.6

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (36)
  • Easy to use (30)
  • Durable (27)
  • Versatile (15)
  • Lightweight (10)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (30)
  • Outdoor events / games (21)
  • Home studio (16)
  • Amateur recording (15)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Professional musician (18), 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.

VS

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 70 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Best Use: Speaking

By MANdrew

from California

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

    Although the 48 is very capable at capturing a singer's voice, the 58 has more presence and can stand out more in a dense mix. If you're looking to save some cash and want the next-best thing to a SM58, this is the one to get. It was the perfect buy for the public speakers at our graduation ceremony. The 48 brought much more clarity to their voices than the no-name brand mics we used last year and I know I can rely on them for years to come.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Very nice!

    By Just sound

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

      I'm using the SM48-LC for hi-level lecturing with multiple microphones configuration and in both, small auditoriums (100+) and large audiences (thousands -PA). This mike gives you the most for your money (by far) and clearly does what it was intended for, and does it very well! No doubt there are better mikes out there, but I would have to spend much more. No need! If I gave it any low mark, it would be unrealistic and quite immature.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Excellent MIC for the price

      By bluevoodoo

      from Holland mi

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • 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:

        great mic for the price...

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        SHURE SM48-LC is ONE SUPERB MIC

        By BigBadBobND

        from North Dakota

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Radio Recording
        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone:

        SHURE has always been a winner.

        Comment on this review

         
        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.

          Comment on this review

          (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.

          Comment on this review

          (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.

            Comment on this review

             
            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.

            Comment on this review

             
            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!!!!!

              Comment on this review

               
              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.

              Comment on this review

              Displaying reviews 1-10

              Back to top

              Previous | Next »

              You are changing the Ship-To country.

              Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.