Shure celebrates with limited edition Unidyne 5575
WORLD: In celebration of 75 years since the launch of the 55 Unidyne dynamic microphone, Shure has announced a new limited edition 5575 model.
The original 55 Unidyne was first introduced in 1939 and was used by a number of iconic figures over the years including Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and John F Kennedy to name a few. Historically, it was the first directional model to use a single dynamic element.
In homage to the original, the Shure 5575E Limited Edition features the same cardioid dynamic configuration but with some ‘carefully chosen 21st Century upgrades’ to improve durability and sound quality. It features the current Unidyne III cardioid element, the recognisable large outer grill, vintage badging, and a zinc die-cast finish, with a silver-finish desk stand. The microphone is supplied in an aluminium flight case with a 75th anniversary logo, including a certificate of authenticity.
The limited edition model will be available in a numbered manufacturing run of just 5575 pieces and will be available from early 2015.