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Brendan Maroney

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SM48 vs. SM58
« on: September 18, 2008, 08:44:31 pm »

Quality of SM48 vs. SM58?  Different Off-axis rejection? Closer proximity?  More handling noise, or just a different sound?

Right now SM48's are half the price of an SM58.  Do you think two SM48's is a better investment than a single 58, or is it subjective?

Brendan
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Ben Harris

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Re: SM48 vs. SM58
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008, 09:31:23 pm »

I've found the SM48 to be a little more sensitive at higher frequencies, with not quite as flat of a response as the SM58.  As far as purchasing, I would stay with the 58 as I believe it has a better build quality than the 48.
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Re: SM48 vs. SM58
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2008, 09:39:07 pm »

I'm not sure, but doesn't the SM48 look like the PG58?


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Re: SM48 vs. SM58
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2008, 09:41:39 pm »

The 48 is a great mic to use for "lessor" performers who think they are getting the real thing.  I used to use mine on kids and beginning bands who were likely to tear them up.

The sound is not as "clear" (define as you wish Laughing ) as the 58.  The 58 has more "detail" on the higher freq.

I used to have several and never had a problem with them.

It has been a long time since I used them however.
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Re: SM48 vs. SM58
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2008, 09:44:52 pm »

Not to be a smart-ass but...

Yeah right!  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes

Why would anyone want a mic that's not even as good as an SM58?

This is the wrong place to look for bargains.

FWIW, yes I have used the SM48, and I did not enjoy it a bit.

The PG57 makes a dandy talkback mic though, as it's got a switch on it.
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Re: SM48 vs. SM58
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2008, 11:12:16 pm »

You can go on eBay and get an EV 767a for about the same price as an SM58 (a genuine 58, anyway).  A much better way to go. Smile     Just don't bid against me please. Evil or Very Mad

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Re: SM48 vs. SM58
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2008, 11:49:47 pm »

I would only consider SM48s for a kid's church act, (or something like that) as a defined purpose throw-away situation.

SM58s are cheap enough and a good investment because you'll run across people and situations that require SM58s.  Nobody asks for SM48s.

SM58 is an industry standard for a reason.

Les


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Re: SM48 vs. SM58
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2008, 12:02:54 am »

Tim Padrick wrote on Thu, 18 September 2008 23:12

You can go on eBay and get an EV 767a for about the same price as an SM58 (a genuine 58, anyway).  A much better way to go. Smile     Just don't bid against me please. Evil or Very Mad


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Brendan Maroney

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Re: SM48 vs. SM58
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2008, 06:52:04 pm »

thanks everyone, will probably go with an SM58 soon for my band's rehearsal.

Brenda
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Re: SM48 vs. SM58
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2008, 07:16:13 pm »

Are we allowed to .. give out info about cheaper places to buy equipment?

I'm not advertising but i was in the market for a shure pgx 24 / sm 86 and found it for 80 dollars cheaper than retail.


and .. therefore sm 58's are cheaper too ...


PM me if you want the site
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