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Shure Unidyne 55SH Series II

Shure 55SH Series II

Shure 55SH Series II

The Elvis Mic

  • because of its iconic design, the 55 Unidyne series is inextricably linked with the emerging rock 'n' roll of the 1950s
  • Model 55SH Series II based on the 1951 'Small Unidyne' Model 55S, which is smaller in size than the former Model 55
  • the capsule of the Series II is the same that used in the Shure SM48
  • wide cardioid polar pattern
  • uneven frequency response with a wide band reduction in the lower midrange and a pronounced presence peak at 7 kHz due to the housing
  • fairly prone to feedback and hiss
  • items for hire are the current 55SH Series II and an old Model 55 'Fatboy' (only as a prop)
  • manufacturing period: Model 55SH Series II: since 1989;
    Model 55: 1947-1951

Favourite applications: Nostalgia microphone for stage, prop for films and video clips. The 55SH Series II is rarely used in recording studios because of its mediocre sound characteristics

  • 1 Day10 €
  • 2 Days16 €
  • Weekend
    21 €