Shure SM10A-CN - Cardioid Headworn Dynamic Microphone

Shure SM10A-CN - Cardioid Headworn Dynamic Microphone

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Product Description

The Shure SM10A is a low-impedance, unidirectional dynamic microphone designed for close-talk head-worn applications such as remote-site sports broadcasting and corporate intercom systems. It is also ideal for singing drummers, keyboard artists, and other performers who need a head-worn vocal microphone with superior noise rejection and a smooth, natural-sounding frequency response.

The SM10A is very lightweight and is typically mounted on the supplied steel headband assembly. An adjustable pivot on the headband assembly allows the microphone boom to be moved 20 degrees in any direction. The boom also slides out so the microphone can be positioned up to 89 mm (3 1/2 in.) from the pivot housing. A supplied windscreen reduces wind noise and explosive breath sounds.  Other features:


  • Close-talk design provides excellent isolation and minimizes gain-before-feedback

  • Extremely rugged with fully adjustable headband and microphone boom

  • Unidirectional(cardioid) polar pattern for superior rejection of unwanted sound

  • A clip that fits over the XLR connector and attaches to the user's belt or waistband, providing cable strain relief

Microphone Type
            Dynamic, close-talk

Frequency Response (at 8 mm [5/16 in.])  
            50 to 15,000 Hz

Polar Pattern

            Cardioid, uniform with frequency, symmetrical about axis


            Rated at 150 ohms (223 ohms actual)

Sensitivity (1,000 Hz at 8 mm (5/16 in.)

            Open Circuit Voltage: -65.0 dBV/Pa* (0.45 mV)

            *1 Pa = 94 dB SPL


            Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 of microphone connector.


            Professional three-pin male XLR audio connector.


            Non-detachable, 1.5 m (5 ft), two-conductor, shielded, plastic-jacketed


            Black thermoplastic microphone and pivot housing, anodized aluminum end caps, stainless steel grille, and boom

Net Weight

            78 grams (2.7 oz) less cable and connector

Packaged Weight

            950 grams (2 lbs., 1 1/2 oz)

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