An unmistakable stage icon for 70 years, the Shure 55SH Series II Unidyne Vocal Microphone features a signature satin chrome-plated die-cast casing for pure vintage look and feel with modern acoustic components to meet today's performance standard...
ocals on tours usually consisted of one mic in the center of the stage. After all, this wasn’t that long after dance band vocalists were all the rage. In many shots of Buddy, you can see the infamous Shure 55 microphone, like the one seen in Dick Cole’s picture of Buddy at the Hippodrome Auditorium in Waterloo, IA. Microphones and mic stands, as you can tell by photos, varied from place to place.more
Featured in this December 16, 2010 Instagram post. It is used live for effected vocals, as stated by monitor engineer Ricky Leon in [this March 1, 2014 *Mix Online* article](https://www.mixonline.com/live-sound/all-access-young-giant-368329) about the Mind Over Matter Tour. > “Sameer Gadhia’s main vocal mic is the Shure KSM9 HS, and for his effects vocal he uses the Shure 55s, which goes through a TC Helicon voice processor. He can get really creative with the setting, so I tend to set a hard compression on this line. He has great vocal range so I also use a comp along with a limiter.”more
An unmistakable stage icon for 70 years, the Shure 55SH Series II Unidyne Vocal Microphone features a signature satin chrome-plated die-cast casing for pure vintage look and feel with modern acoustic components to meet today's performance standards. This microphone is excellent for vocal pickup with its characteristic Shure presence peak.
The 55SH Series II microphone has a cardioid (unidirectional) polar pickup pattern that minimizes sound pickup from the rear of the microphone. This allows the Model 55SH Series II to be used in close proximity to loudspeakers without creating feedback problems, and it can perform under adverse acoustic conditions where omnidirectional microphones cannot.
The 55SH Series II has a low-impedance balanced output designed for connection to microphone inputs rated at 75 to 300 ohms. The microphone features a cartridge shockmount to reduce stand noise, an On/Off switch, and an attached, self-tensioning, 5/8"-27 thread swivel mount. This microphone is ideal for public address or theater-stage sound systems, as well as for broadcasting, recording, and other sound applications where a stand-mounted microphone with a classic look is desirable.
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