Hello and welcome to The House of Chrome. You are looking at a very rare (1960’s era) Shure Brothers 549 (Unidyne IV series) dynamic cardioid microphone with excellent sound characteristics and dual impedance. This 549 is onlythe second I have ever offered on Ebay and they don’t even come around but once every couple years. This was the last in the series that started with the 548 model. The 549 has a very smooth, warm tone that will sound excellent for both broadcasting and singing purposes. This mic has also been thoroughly cleaned and tested. This mic has distinctive looks and was a radical newer design for Shure Brothers in the late 1960’s with it’s bold, simplistic and modern layout. It was very similar to the Shure 548 both in design and sound. The 549 was the most expensive of the 548 series and has the adjustable dual impedance control knob on the lower shock mount that works perfectly giving the user the ability to decrease the bass if needed. Pic # 2 is from a catalog I have showing all of the mics performance characteristics. The uni-directional characteristics ensure that the only sound picked up by the element is from right in front of the mic. All background and side noise is virtually eliminated making this a great choice for noisy environments. This 549 series basically replaced the earlier Shure 548 model microphone but this model was only built for a couple years before Shure phased out this series of mic all together so again, the 549 model is very rare. As you can see in the pictures provided there are almost no signs of wear on the satin chrome finish though it should be noted that there is a dent on the tip of the mic as seen in pic # 5 & 9. This mic was dropped apparently causing this subtle damage. It’s purely cosmetic and does not affect the mic in any way. A nice 548 front grill would make a perfect replacement if you wanted to do so in the future. Zero dents, or fractures anywhere on the main body of this microphone. Mic is 100% complete and solid. No loose parts. A very good example of a Shure 549 microphone and worthy of any live event. The microphones threading for the stand was slightly stripped so I added an Atlas LO-2 on / off adapter solving this problem and the LO-2 will screw on to any American desk or floor stand. The mic requires a standard (easy to find) XLR cable in which to operate. The joint mechanism on the 549’s lower shock mount holds strong and gives the user a wide degree of tilt in both front and rear. This 549 is an easy 8 on a scale of 1 – 10 physically speaking. The real beauty is the golden sound it produces. The mic comes with a Shure mic case. It’s plastic and has two new foam pads that will keep this mic firmly in place and safe while not in actual use. MICROPHONE STAND SHOWN IS NOT PART OF THIS SALE…FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY. If you need a desk or floor stand i have plenty to choose from in my Ebay store. As always… I can promise you will be happy with it for the price paid. If not…I have a no hassle return policy. The return shipping will be on you as I believe that’s fair but the purchase price would be refunded. Simply return in the same nice condition…period. Check my rating. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS are welcome as well. BUYER MUST PAY WITHIN 24 HOURS or will lose rights to this item, unpaid item report will be filed and will be relisted. If you don’t intend on buying this…do not commit to buy please. Domestic buyer will get priority shipping. If you have any questions feel free to ask and…thanks for looking.
Vintage RARE 1970’s Shure 549 Dynamic cardioid microphone w accessories 548 545S for Sale
Listing Price: $555.00
Item located in Park Rapids, Minnesota
Listing Price: $555.00