Coinciding with this anniversary, Shure launches a limited edition microphone and promotes a contest on social networks.

Shure 55 Unidyne

the first microphone Shure 55 Unidyne appeared in the United States in 1939 and, since its introduction, has been adopted internationally as the essential microphone for broadcast, speech, recording, and two-way radio communications.

In the 1950s, the 55 Unidyne began to be seen frequently in musical performances, which rapidly increased in number, eventually forging the image that has made it a cultural icon.

This mythical microphone turned 75 in 2014. A year that, moreover, Shure started on an excellent footing, since on January 31 the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers awarded this microphone its 137th award.

To commemorate these milestones, Shure announced in late 2014 the release of a limited-edition Unidyne model, the 5575LE Cardioid Dynamic Microphone.

This new model is as iconic as the original and includes a number of features selected by Shure to improve its durability and the quality of its sound.

The Shure 5575LE features the Unidyne III cardioid element, incorporates a larger outer grille, beautiful Vintage silkscreen printing, and a zinc-plated finish. In addition, it is supplied with a silver desktop base, in a small aluminum flight-case with the 75th anniversary logo.

Shure has only made 5,575 units of this collector's jewel that includes a certificate of authenticity.


social media contest

To make the 75th anniversary celebration even more special, Shure has launched a social media contest. All those who have fallen in love with the 5575LE and want to get one will be able to participate.

To do this, they will only have to send their 75th birthday greetings for the 55 Unidyne, through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, adding the hashtag #5575th. All approved congratulations will be entered into a drawing in early February for the chance to win one of ten 5575LE microphones or one of two trips that, in the spring of 2015, will take the winners to visit Shure's Chicago headquarters.

More information, here.

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For • 29 Jan, 2015
• Section: Audio