A timeless sound in a time-honoured design. It's no wonder the Shure 55SH Series II Unidyne Vocal Microphone has been an icon for over half a century. For any performer looking to evoke a classic era of music, there's no other choice.
The 55SH marries vintage warmth with the clarity and definition you have come to expect from a modern microphone. An articulate, lush sound makes it perfect for vocalist of all styles, as well as speech and broadcasting. It's a microphone that lets you join the rich history of music.
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If you recognize the 55SH, there’s a good reason for that. It’s been there for the moments music changed the world. When Billie Holiday sung ‘Strange Fruit’. When Elvis bought Rock n Roll to America. For each musical revolution, the 55SH was there. It is arguably the most iconic microphone in the world.
That classic look is preserved in the elegant design and signature chrome-plated casing. It is even improved with a self-tensioning swivel mount, that allows for easy adjustment mid performance. And while only a small feature, the on/off switch let’s you easily silence the microphone when you want.
A tailored frequency response embellishes the unique character of your voice. A gentle high frequency roll off smooths sibilance (those harsh 'S' sounds) and adds a velvet texture to vocals.
Even better, the shock mounted capsule resists vibrations from handling the mic or stand. And the cardioid polar pattern rejects background noise, so your voice will always cut through the mix.
The off axis rejection also lets you perform nearer speakers or stage monitors without generating unpleasant feedback. Combined with Shure’s renowned durability, there’s a reason the 55SH has been at the heart of great performances in venues big and small. A true classic.
"Some 75 years after its introduction, the Model 55 is still in production (albeit with a few updates and improvements!), and Shure claim that it is “the most recognised microphone in the world”! They probably have a good case, too: as well as the iconic image of a Model 55 cupped in the hand of Elvis Presley, there are countless photos in circulation of artists such as Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and even Metallica and Mariah Carey — amongst many others — singing into a Model 55." - Sound On Sound Feature- 75 Years of the Shure Unidyne