Shure Unidyne 55sw The Elvis Microphone 1968 $98.45 – This is the famous Elvis microphone seen in many of Elvis’s performances and manufactured around 1968, also referred to as the Toaster. This microphone looks good for its age, however, no testing was performed and it has been priced accordingly. This highly sought after vintage microphone is used, the on off slider switch is missing the thumb-nub but still slides. This cool 60s mic is sold as a collectible and sold as is. Includes 1 – Shure 55SW microphone only.
Get your Elvis on with this mic, Thank You Very Much.
Here is some data from the 1968 Shure Unidyne 55 Series Microphone Salea Brochure:
Famed Throughout the World for Ruggedness and Reliability. The Unidynes are the largest selling microphones throughout the world·-used consistently by famed celebrities for those important events where the faithfulness of sound reproduction is critical. Model 555 Unidyne II is highly recommended for fine quality public-address, theater-stage sound systems, recording and remote broadcasting, and low-gain tape recording. Model 5565 Unidyne II is specially constructed and tested to meet the requirements of the broadcast and television studio, and is held within close tolerances in frequency response and directivity.
The Model 5565 is provided with vibration-isolation unit of live rubber construction in the stand connector. Includes multiimpedance switch for high, medium or low impedance.
Model 55S Unidyne II: Without On-Off Switch.
Model 55SW Unidyne II: With On-Off Switch.
Model 556S Unidyne II: Features a special live-rubber, vibration-isolating shock mount.
Frequency Response: Models 555 and 555W-50 to 15,000 Hz.
Model 5565-40 to 15,000 Hz.
Impedance and Output Level:
Models 555 and 555W:
Low (30 to 50 ohms) -55.5 db (0 db = 1 milliwatt per 10 microbars);’ .071 millivolts/microbar.
Medium (150 to 250 ohms) -56.5 db (0 db = 1 milliwatt per 10 microbars); . 141 millivolts/microbar.
High –55.5 db (0 db = 1 volt per microbar); 1.68 millivolts/microbar.
Model 5565: Low (30 to 50 ohms) -56.5 db (0 db
UNIDYNE A Microphones – 1 milliwatt per 10 microbars); .067 millivolts microbar.
Medium (150 to 250 ohms) -57.5 db (0 db = 1 milliwatt per 10 microbars); .130 millivolts/ microbar.
High -56 db (0 db = 1 volt per microbar); 1.58 millivolts/microbar.
Models 555 and 55SW, 15-foat, 2-conductor shielded
with an Amphenol MC3M Type Connector .
Model 5565, 20-foot, 2-conductor shielded with a
Cannon XL-3-11 Type Connector.