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A place in history
During the 1960s, the live sound industry was changing. Music events were growing to an enormous scale, and microphones were being put through their paces like never before.
The Shure 565SD was one of the few mics that could meet the demands of the live music revolution. With its exceptional sound and incredible build quality, it helped define the standard of modern microphones. And became highly acclaimed within the live sound community. It was even the mic of choice at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. On that historic weekend, everyone - from Jimi Hendrix to The Who - sang into the 565SD. In front of a monumental 400,000 music fans.
Over the years, the 565SD has continued to sit center stage at some of the most defining moments in music history. Freddie Mercury insisted on using it throughout his illustrious career. Including his momentous appearance at Live Aid. And to this day, the 565SD is still the choice for artists who need the exemplary. It's certainly a classic.
You’re probably familiar with the Shure SM58. In fact, you’d be hard pushed to find a singer who hasn’t used one. Well the 565SD is the microphone that inspired it.
Shure decided to take what made the 565SD special - its clear, confident sound reproduction. Its unmatched resilience to damage - and they re-imagined it for a wider audience. They created the SM58 Vocal Microphone, which has dominated the globe ever since.
565SD vs SM58 – What’s the difference?
The 565SD has a slightly warmer, harmonically rich sound compared to the SM58. And a small mid-range dip adds extra clarity and ‘openness’. Although a subtle difference, it is certainly enough to be worthy of your consideration.
The 565SD has a couple of extra features too. It has a switchable impedance, letting you choose between Low Impedance and High Impedance modes. Meaning the 565SD can be easily matched with a huge variety of equipment with ease. It also allows you to capture a wide variety of sources without having to worry about dramatic tonal differences due to mis-matched impedances. And the always useful lockable on/off switch helps keep the mic silent when not in use.
And then there’s the obvious distinction – the colour. The 565SD has a chrome-plated, die cast housing. Not only does it offer a more striking look than the trusty SM58, but it’s even more resilient. Which is saying something, as the SM58 is known to withstand years of touring.
Included In The Box
- 1 x 565SD Classic Vocal Microphone
- 1 x Microphone Clip
- Tailored for live vocals and speech
- Warmer, richer sound than the SM58
- Built in wind/pop filter for vocal clarity
- Selectable dual-impedance operation
- Silent on/off switch can be locked in place
- Cardioid polar pattern focuses on your voice
- Incredible Shure construction and build quality
- Type: Dynamic
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 50Hz - 15kHz
- Output Impedance: 150Ω
- Sensitivity: -56.00 dBV/Pa - 1.60 mV/Pa
- Switch: Lockable On/Off Switch
- Connector: XLR
- Case: Chrome-Plated Die Casting With Steel Mesh Grille
- Weight: 298 g
- Height: 161 mm
- Width: 51 mm