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The Shure Model SM7B
dynamic cardioid microphone

The Shure SM7B Shure SM7B

The Model SM7B dynamic mic has a smooth, flat, wide-range fre­quency response appropriate for music and speech in all professional audio applications. It features superb shielding against electromagnetic hum gener­ated by computer monitors, neon lights, and other electrical devices. The SM7B has been updated from earlier mod­els with an improved bracket design that offers greater stability. In addition to its standard windscreen, it also includes the A7WS windscreen for close-talk applica­tions.

The Shure SM7B


  • Flat, wide-range frequency response for clean and
    natural reproduction of both music and speech

  • Switchable bass roll-off and mid-range emphasis
    (presence boost) settings

  • Shielded against broadband interference from
    computer monitors and other electrical devices
    with excellent rejection of electromagnetic hum

  • Internal “air suspension” shock isolation
    eliminates mechanical noise transmission

  • A7WS windscreen included for close-up
    vocals or narration

  • Swiveling bracket with integrated stand adapter for
    easy mounting and precise mic positioning

  • Cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and
    symmetrical about axis, to provide maximum
    rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sound

  • Rugged construction and excellent cartridge
    protection for outstanding reliability
Advanced Radio Production student

The exceptional performance and unique features
of the SM7B make it the outstanding choice for such
applications as:

  • Recording Studio—Instrumental and Vocal

  • Location Recording

  • Motion Picture and Television Scoring

  • Television Talk Shows and News Desks

  • Radio Announcing and Production

  • Narration
The Shure SM7B

Use the standard windscreen for general voice and in­strumental applications. Use the supplied A7WS wind­screen for close-talk applications, such as voice-overs or radio announcements, as it offers maximum protection from plosive breath noise and creates a warmer, more intimate sound. To install the A7WS, follow these instructions:

  1. To avoid tearing the windscreen during removal, grip it from the plastic ring and the base and remove by gently pulling and twisting.

  2. If desired, adhere the supplied Velcro strips around the microphone grille, approximately one inch from the base of the grille to hold the new wind­screen in place.

  3. Install the A7WS windscreen by stretching over the Vel­cro strips, then squeezing at the base of the windscreen to adhere to the Velcro. No Velcro strip inside the wind­screen is needed, as the windscreen itself adheres to the Velcro. To remove, grip at the base of the windscreen and pull while twisting.
The Shure SM7B Specification The Shure SM7B The Shure SM7B User Guide

Download the user guide for this mic.

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