Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Shure updates vintage 55 Unidyne microphone
Shure model 55SH Series II Unidyne Microphone — a member of the legendary microphone series that debuted in 1939 — has become an American icon. Now, Shure is updating the latest model, a microphone that has been in constant production since 1951.
The latest version is called the Super 55 Deluxe — a high-output, vocal-friendly sound with supercardioid polar pattern and a robust shock mount. The new model continues to use of the royal blue colored silk screens featured on early vintage models.
The Super 55’s features includes a tailored frequency response for natural vocals and speech; neodymium magnet and output transformer for increased sensitivity; high gain-before feedback and excellent off-axis rejection; an internal shock mount that minimizes handling noise and ensures quiet operation; and a rugged die-cast chrome casing.