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Shure Introduces Special Edition Super 55 Microphone

August 6, 2010

The design of Shure’s Super 55 microphone is an industry and cultural icon. Known for its excellent sound quality and natural vocal reproduction, Shure created a Special Edition Super 55 microphone that features a sharp new red and black color scheme and is available only at Guitar Center.shure super 55

The Special Edition Super 55 incorporates modern technology while paying tribute to the original Shure Unidyne – the first single-element unidirectional microphone – introduced in 1939.

Featuring a black die-cast case, supercardioid polar pattern, and striking red foam, the Special Edition Super 55 is ideal for stage, studio recording, podcasting, and other sound applications where a stand-mounted microphone with a classic look is desired. An integrated, swivel stand mount base and microphone bag are also included.

Features of the Special Edition Super 55:
- Modern sound: Tailored frequency response for natural vocals and speech
- High output:  Neodymium magnet and output transformer for increased sensitivity
- Vintage design: Iconic chrome-plated design with vibrant red/black color combination
- Supercardioid polar pattern: Ensures high gain before feedback and excellent off-axis rejection
- Shock mounted cartridge: Minimizes handling/stage noise and ensures quiet operation
- Rugged die-cast chrome casing: Reliable under rigorous conditions
Pricing: $299 retail [$354 MSRP]
The Shure Special Edition Super 55 carries a two-year limited warranty and can be purchased atGuitar Center. For a complete list of store locations, visit

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