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I am having difficulty finding a self noise value for the Shure SM57. Does anyone know what it is? Strangely, the Shure spec sheet makes no mention.


Big K Sat, 12/18/2010 - 05:43

I hold a SM57 to my ears, right now,.. There is no noise and it won't talk to me either that dumm thing...
It is all passive... If you look, there are usually no Noise Levels stated in the specs of dynamic Mics from any manufacturer.

You experience more or less noise with active mics and their pre-amps inside.
But if you hear an audible noise from a mic ( using a good pre-amp) you better give it a kick.