The Shure Unidyne Model 55 is one of those iconic microphones that laymen think of when they hear the word “microphone.” Cartoonists draw something like it in illustrating broadcasters from the golden age of radio. Movie producers might use it for a shot of a dispatcher saying, “Calling all cars…” or a crooner nuzzling up closely to a microphone.
Now after more than 75 years of production, the latest iteration is ditching the famed chrome grille for a pitch black approach.
The Super 55 Pitch Black Edition goes all matte black, including the interior. It has a shock-mounted dynamic cartridge, familiar swivel stand mount and supercardioid pattern. Price: $299