The Shure Model SM33
cardioid ribbon microphone
The Model SM33 is a compact and rugged uni-directional ribbon microphone combining wide-range response and a super-cardioid directional pattern. This polar pattern is somewhat more directional than the conventional cardioid, providing excellent control of unwanted surrounding noise and reverberation. The performance characteristics are ideal for studio use in broadcasting and recording, and for critical sound reinforcement applications.
- Unusually effective super-cardioid pickup characteristic minimizes effects of studio acoustics and background noise.
- Warm, smooth sound from wide frequency response range. Well suited to both voice and music.
- Low frequency response characteristic adjustable by means of a Response Selector Switch.
- Built-in shock mount for quiet operation.
- Rugged mechanical design and internal ribbon protection assure reliable operation under severe conditions of use.
Microphone courtesy of Jeff Rudisill
- Type: Ribbon.
- Frequency response: 40 to 15,000 Hz. Low Frequency Response Selector. See Figure 2.
- Polar Pattern: Super-cardioid (Unidirectional) Response. See Figure 3.
- Impedance: Dual. Microphone rating impedance is 38 ohms (50 ohms actual) or 150 ohms (280 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated at 19 to 75 ohms or 75 to 300 ohms. Wired for 150 ohms as supplied.
- Case: Die cast zinc.
- Finish: Textured light and dark gray enamel.
- Swivel: Self adjusting lifetime swivel permits tilting the head 45° forward and 70° backward.
- Shock Mount: Special live rubber vibration-isolation unit.
- Stand Thread: 5/8"-27 thread.
- Net Weight: 1 pound, 10 ounces (736 grams).
- Introduced: 1965
- Discontinued: 1982
Images courtesy of Heritage Galleries, presented here with permission.
From the 1977 Shure Professional Products booklet.