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Shure SM27 Condenser Microphone

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The SM27 is a rugged and versatile large-diaphragm, side-address cardioid microphone, with low self-noise and extended frequency response that picks ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Equally comfortable on stage or in the studio.

The SM27 is a rugged and versatile large-diaphragm, side-address cardioid microphone, with low self-noise and extended frequency response that picks up vocal and instrument nuances with clarity. Durable Shure construction features three separate mesh layers that reduce wind and breath noise.

FEATURES
Uniform cardioid pattern for superior off axis rejection
Superior transient response from a low-mass large Mylar diaphragm
Flat, neutral frequency response for natural reproduction onstage or in the studio
3-position switchable low-frequency filter helps reduce unwanted background noise or counteract proximity effect for consistent, extended low-end
Durable metal construction
3 separate mesh layers reduce wind and breath noise.
15dB pad for performance consistency across a wider range of high SPL sources
SPECIFICATIONS
Cartridge Type: Externally biased condenser
Frequency response: 20 to 20,000Hz
Directional Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Output impedance: EIA Rated at 150 Ohms (140 Ohms actual)
Attenuation switch: 0 or 15dB attenuation
Low Frequency response switch: (Flat) -6 db/octave below 115Hz, -18 dB/octave below 80Hz
Phantom Power: 48 Vdc ±4 Vdc (IEC 268 15/DIN 45 596), positive pins 2 and 3
Current Drain: 5.4 mA typical at 48 Vdc
Common Mode Rejection: >50dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on output pin 2 relative to pin 3
Sensitivity (typical, at 1000Hz; 1Pa = 94dB SPL): -37 dBV/Pa
Self noise (typical, equivalent SPL; A weighted, IEC 651): 9.5dB
Maximum SPL (1000Hz at 1% THD): 2500 Ohm load (Attenuator on): 138 (153)dB, 1000 Ohm load (Attenuator off): 133 (148)dB
Output Clipping Level: (2500 Ohm load) 7dBV, (1000 Ohm load) 1dBV
Dynamic Range: 2500 Ohm load (128dB), (1000 Ohm load) 123dB
Signal to Noise ratio: 84.5dB

Dimensions and Weight: 53.0mm (2.08") maximum body diameter; 156.2mm (6.15") long; 642g (22.6 oz.)
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5.0

A rugged condencer for the stage

By Mark R.-kde63

from Groton, CT

I use this large diaphram condencer on the clean cabinet in a stereo guitar rig. It's warm round sound compliments the Sennheiser 609 on the distorted side. The two sounds along with the different microphones give the FOH engineer a lot of control over the sound. The SM27 is as rock solid as the rest of the Shure SM line.

 
5.0

A++++++++++++++++++

By Elvis13

from Denver, CO

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I love this condenser mic from Shure, except when I got mine they only had silver, not the ultra cool black one! I bought it for recording, and it's definitely a workhorse. I record guitar, vocals, percussion - you name it - with this mic. It added so much more recording quality and I feel no need to upgrade anytime soon. Your recording space needs to be really quiet because it will pick up stuff like computer humming, the fridge, heater, etc. If you're going to put some cash toward buying a good quality condenser, I'd definitely recommend this one.

 
5.0

A great utlity mic.

By The_UTP

from California

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I've owned two SM27s, and they're great workhorse mics for the working musician and amateur engineer. They're very neutral and will cover a variety of bases. I've used them on vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, bass and drums, for both overheads and a kick. When using for a kick drum, even the pad switch wouldn't let me get right up next to the kick. But that is to be expected. For the price, this handles roaring guitars and whisper vocals very well.Obviously, the better the preamp, the better your results with this mic. What's good here is that this is a mic that can do a good preamp justice. I've used a pair as overheads for drums and to record a full concert wind band. They performed well in both.This mic is reasonably detailed and responsive to where you put it. You can really change the color of an acoustic guitar by moving it just a few inches.My only gripe about this mic is its neutral-ness. It doesn't have that gritty character that works so well for some applications, and it doesn't have the complete airy transparency of $3,000 mic.That said, if you're looking for a mid-budget condenser that will be your all-around go-to mic, you'd be hard pressed to find a better placed to start. As a bonus, it's well built and indestructable. You won't be afraid to use it live or for location recording. I've knocked the mic stand over a number of times, and it's come back shining as nice as the day I bought it.

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