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    Performance Dynamic Instrument Microphone with Clip
    Product # 600057
    In Stock This item should ship today (2/19/2018) if ordered within 8 hours 33 minutes

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    Performance Dynamic Instrument Microphone with Clip

    This professional-grade instrument microphone is built for the road and is ideal for all solo and ensemble performances. Stage noise is absorbed by the body of the mic, so it is not reproduced by the sound system. No on/off switch also means performers cannot accidentally turn the mic off. Confidence is also maximized by low feedback, thanks to the unidirectional cardioid pickup pattern. The cardioid mic also minimizes bleed from other instruments to keep your stage mix tight and articulate. Includes a heavy-duty mic clip and handsome carry bag.

    Nothing screams "Chinese Microphone" like an on/off switch. True professional mics do not give this option to the performer because he will always accidentally switch it off at the worst time, then look around to blame the sound system. This $30 mic is a great value for an all-metal. road-ready performer with low noise and handling. Use this mic for guitars amps, drums, or horns and be heard Loud & Clear!


    • Low profile microphone for instruments
    • Dynamic cardioid for consistent heavy-duty use
    • Low handling noise for rigorous stage use
    • All-metal construction handles abuse of the road
    • Includes a leatherette bag and mic clip

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    A newbie question. How is this microphone terminated? 1/4" plug? Can it be plugged directly into a guitar amp?
    Gregory C on Aug 22, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: In general, no. This microphone uses a high impedance connection via a 3 pin XLR connector. If you would like to connect to a low impedance guitar amp (1/4 lo-z input) then you will need a 1/4 male to XLR female impedance matching transformer. A 1/4 to XLR cable is not enough; the transformer is required. While this will technically work, most guitar amplifiers are not capable of producing high frequencies necessary for vocal amplification, assuming you are using this as a vocal mic.
    Does anyone have a frequency response chart for this microphone (or any others on monoprice)?
    Michael A on Sep 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your interest in our Stage Right Mics. We are working on getting complete freq. response charts for all of mics.
    4.2 / 5.0
    9 Reviews
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    Sounds killer
    Hey, think this looks like an SM-57? Guess what - it sounds like one too! It just doesn't cost nearly as much. It's got that nice, bright sound and holds up nicely to high SPL. We use these to mic a Mesa 50w 1x12, Blackstar 60w 1x12, and a Trace Elliot 4x10. It also carries the low-end on the bass amp through VERY nicely.
    February 10, 2017
    1 year ago
    While these mics lack the rich detail of a real SM57, they are entirely adequate in a pinch.

    I took a chance on four of them for drum mics. They are a little on the bright side. Not the best dynamic range on drums or a tube amp. Probably better suited to live rather than recording if you're a stickler for detail in your sound.
    August 24, 2017
    8 months ago
    This is a 57... not sure what the other guys are complaining about.
    This sounds exactly like a 57... just without the price tag. I really don't know what the other 2 reviews are talking about unless their mics were defective... but yeah... this is a killer mic. $25? Goodness... now sure how anyone could complain about it. It's a 57 - most versatile mic in existence.
    June 21, 2017
    1 year ago
    57? Yeah, pretty much.
    Got this for snare. Might not tell anyone it's not a 57. Sounds the same. We'll see how durable.
    September 1, 2017
    6 months ago
    I was pleasantly surprised. I bought this mic entirely out of curiousity. Its responsive. A little bright on the highs. It has a slight warmth on the lower end as it goes down its frequency response. And it feels rock solid. Iâ??m buying several more. Itâ??s what you think it is at a great price. Cheers.
    December 15, 2017
    2 months ago
    5 out of 5
    this perhaps the best budget dynamic microphone any aspiring audio engineer can possibly buy
    March 12, 2017
    11 months ago
    Gives the SM57 a run for its money
    Just ran a shootout between the 600057 and the beloved SM57 in a local college audio production class. Heard one student comment, "Wow, that mic sounds surprisingly good." Does not sound exactly like a 57, but that is okay.. It sounds darn close and the quality of recorded audio is very high. Think of it this way - can one size screwdriver serve every screwdriver need you will ever have? Add this mic to your toolkit.
    November 22, 2017
    6 months ago
    good general purpose mic
    Not a 57. Looks like one, sounds ok, inferior to good 57
    April 11, 2017
    12 months ago
    Maybe mine came broken?
    This does not sound like a 57 at all. In fact, I can record better audio with my phone's mic. It sounds like it's got a sharp cut on the high and low frequencies.

    I did, however, find a use for it. I used it to trigger my light controller. It pretty useless for anyone that needs to capture sound.
    May 3, 2017
    Response from Monoprice
    I'm sorry to hear that, please feel free to contact us at reviews@monoprice.com with a detailed summary of the issue you are experiencing and our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you
    May 19, 2017
    New User UStaff


    In Stock This item should ship today (2/19/2018) if ordered within 8 hours 33 minutes