Cardioid dynamic instrument microphone delivers clear reproduction of the sound source in close-miking and acoustic drum applications. The product includes a swivel adapter, protective carrying pouch, and optional XLR cable.

Main Features

  • Flat-response microphone cartridge design for clear reproduction of sound source
  • Cardioid polar pattern picks up audio from the source while rejecting unwanted noise
  • Updated industrial design with black metallic finish and grille for unobtrusive visual presence
  • Available with XLR Cable (4.57 m) 
  • Stand adapter for mounting to a microphone stand
  • Zipper pouch included for additional protection during storage or transport
  • Legendary Shure quality design and construction for exceptional performance in rigorous environments



The PGA57 is a professional quality instrument microphone with an updated design that features a black metallic finish and grille offering an unobtrusive visual presence. Legendary Shure quality construction ensures highly durable design and construction that delivers excellent sound. Ideal for use in amplified instrument and acoustic drum performance and recording applications, the PGA57 includes a swivel adapter, carrying pouch and XLR cable.

Furnished Accessories

Illustration Shure Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone
Amount Part Title
1 Stand adapter
1 Zipper pouch
1 XLR-XLR cable

Available Variants

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Technical specifications

280 g
Frequency Response:
70 Hz – 15 kHz
Frequency Response:
-56.50 dBV/Pa – 1.50 mV/Pa
Transducer Type:
Polar Pattern:
Switchable low cut:
3 Pin XLR
Interchangeable Capsule:
Main Functionality:
Headphone Output:


Comparable products

Optional accessories


How does it differ to the SM57?

The performance of the SM series is better, when comparing frequency response, polar response, handling noise, transient response, etc. They both pass the same drop and environmental tests.

How do I connect this mic to my computer?

You’ll need a special soundcard that features XLR inputs or an audio interface such as the MVi or X2U. These devices allow you to bypass the computers soundcard and connect a professional microphone to your computer via USB. As they are plug and play devices you don’t need any additional drivers. Note that the MVi can also be used to make a connection to iDevices like iPads.

How does it differ to the PG57?

The PGA57 has a new look and switch.

How does it differ to the PGA58?

The PGA58 is designed for speech and vocal applications whereas the PGA57 is specifically designed to meet instrument applications.

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