Hello and welcome to The House of Chrome. You are looking at a 1958 Shure 55S model dynamic cardioid microphone with blue royal silk screen and period Atlas DS-5 desk stand. This legendary model of microphone was used by many famous artists and politicians over the years including Elvis Presley and even the young revolutionary Fidel Castro. Those clean lines and deco styling make this mic stand out from all the others produced over the last century. Made in Evanston, IL U.
This mic is a classic piece of midcentury Americana. In 1961 it was only black silk screens which eventually changed to black foam screens around 1964. It should be noted that while this mic still works the element is compromised and it has a very weak signal of around 20%. It has a very high pitched and weak sound.Therefore it really should be used for display or prop purposes. It won't do you any justice for recording or live purposes. As seen in the pics provided this 55S is in very good overall cosmetic condition with typical lite wear.
The satin chrome finish still has a nice beautiful luster to it despite the blemishes. Zero bent or broken ribs.The royal blue silk screens are evenly colored but there are a couple small rips which are hard to see at distance. The mic is solid inside and out. The 55S label shows almost no wear and it's completely legible. The joint mechanism holds strong and the head can be tilted to just about any angle. The mic stand thread and cable thread are perfect. Overall this mic is a very conservative 7 on a scale of 1 - 10. A very good example of a 70 year old Shure 55 S. STAND SHOWN IS PART OF SALE.. It's a period 1960's era Atlas DS-5 cast iron desk stand. This model makes a very stable platform due to it's weight and width keeping the mic upright where it belongs.
The stand has original grey paint that shows heavier wear. The 4 inch chrome riser is just about perfect and the 3 rubber pads on the bottom look fantastic. They will keep the stand from scratching any surface it may rest on.
Some paint stains on the bottom of the cast iron. With the mic on top it's appx 11 1/2 inches tall X 6 inches wide.This combo will make a nice display piece anywhere in the home, studio or office. As with all my vintage microphones.. I can promise you will be happy with it for the price paid. Simply return in the same nice condition... INTERNATIONAL BUYERS are welcome as well.
If you have any questions feel free to ask and... The item "Vintage 1958 Shure Brothers 55S dynamic cardioid microphone w Atlas DS-5 stand" is in sale since Wednesday, September 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Vintage Pro Audio Equipment".
The seller is "speedstarerik" and is located in Park Rapids, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.