Elvis microphone delivers a frequency response tailored for speech, vocals, and instrumental music. It features a cardioid pattern for optimum performance, a shock-mounted cartridge to minimize noise, and a swivel mount to tilt the microphone.

Main Features

  • Classic appearance, modern performance
  • Frequency response tailored for speech, vocals and instrumental music
  • Cardioid directional pattern for optimum performance in adverse acoustic environments
  • Shock-mounted cartridge minimizes stand-transmitted noise, ensures quiet operation
  • Rugged die cast casing for reliability under rigorous conditions
  • Self-tensioning swivel mount, permits tilting through 45 degrees forward and 80 degrees backward


What is the 55SH Series II best suited to?

The Shure 55SH Series II is suited specifically to vocal applications. Therefore, typically live performance, public address as well as for broadcasting, recording, and sound applications where a stand-mounted microphone with a classic look is desirable.

What type of polar pattern does the 55SH Series II have?

A cardioid (unidirectional) polar pickup pattern is employed to minimize sound pickup from the rear of the microphone. This allows the Model 55SH Series II to be used in close proximity to loudspeakers without creating feedback problems, and it can perform under adverse acoustic conditions where omnidirectional microphones cannot.

Furnished Accessories

Amount Part Title
1 5/8" to 3/8" Thread Adapter Part 95A2050

Available Variants

55SH Series II

RRP from* £ 145.00
* Recommended Retail Price from


Technical specifications

624 g
Height x Width x Depth:
188.0 × 55.6 × 77.8 mm
Frequency Response:
50 Hz – 15 kHz
Frequency Response:
-58.00 dBV/Pa – 1.30 mV/Pa
Transducer Type:
Polar Pattern:
Switchable low cut:
3 Pin XLR
Interchangeable Capsule:
Main Functionality:
Headphone Output:
Frequency Response Curve Image:
Shure Legendary ‘Elvis Microphone’                    Frequency Response Curve Image


Comparable products

Optional accessories


Does it have a switch?


How does it differ to the Super55?

The Super55 uses a different capsule and doesn´t offer an on / off switch.

Is it the same as an SM58?

The capsule used for 55SH is different to the one of the SM58.
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