Vintage RARE 1980's Shure SM-54 dynamic cardioid studio microphone w accessories

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            Hello and welcome to The House of Chrome.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You are looking at a high quality 1980's era Shure Brothers dynamic cardioid microphone that has been cleaned and tested. It comes with an original Shure mic clip and a vinyl Shure mic pouch. This SM-54 model was made in America and a super high quality Shure product.

Pic # 2 is from an old advertisement showing the mics characteristics. This is a far superior version of the American built SM-58.

The Shure SM-54 was only made for about 10 years so you don't see too many of these around. It was a higher end dynamic cardioid microphone in Shure Brothers line up and considered a "studio mic". These mics are so well made that properly stored...will last probably 100 years.

The Shure SM-54 has a beautiful warm tone and set at Low Impedance with an adjustable bass drop off switch as seen in pic # 8. Great if you need more or less bass in your sound. An excellent choice for singing and broadcasting purposes. These mics are uni-directional picking up only the sound that's directly in front of the screen cancelling out most background noise making it ideal for situations where audience or fellow band members might be a problem.
   I have found that these models (much like the SM-53) have far stronger signals when using an XLR to male 1/4 inch cable. The XLR to XLR cables just don't seem to produce as much power.
 These lite weight mics are built like tanks and can be handheld or placed in a mic clip.

As you can see there are typical signs of lite wear on the painted surface but still a very good looking and above average for a mic of this age. The stock champagne painted finish is a signature SM-54 scheme but shows small scratches and scuff marks in the paint from years of being handled but no dents or fractures. The Shure label looks great. The side mesh screens are free of any dents or corrosion. The front screen has a few small dents and lite tarnish. This mic has a new foam insert (pop filter) in the front grill and it's in excellent condition. It helps greatly with acoustics and prevents the dreaded "pops" from breathing or windy conditions. Mic is 100% complete and solid. No loose parts.

Microphone and an easy 7 on a scale of 1 - 10 physically speaking. The real beauty of this mic is the quality sound it produces. Hook this one up and you are ready for any live event.

The clip is an original A57D Shure model. It shows virtually no wear and works perfectly for this mic. Grips nicely and gives a wide degree of angle up and down. It will screw on to any American desk or floor stand.

The Shure mic pouch is included and shows no wear. Works great and will protect your mic while not in actual use. The zipper mechanism works perfectly too.


This classic American made model is steadily going up in value so it's a wise choice from an investment point of view.

And as always...

I can promise you will be happy with it for the price paid. If not...I have a no hassle return policy. The return shipping will be on you as I believe that's fair but the purchase price would be refunded. Simply return in the same nice condition...period. Check my rating. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS are welcome as well. BUYER MUST PAY WITHIN 24 HOURS or will lose rights to this item, unpaid item report will be filed and will be relisted. If you don't intend on buying not commit to buy please. Domestic buyer will get priority shipping.

If you have any questions feel free to ask and...thanks for looking.

Product Specs

Listed8 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
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  • United States

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