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Shure Celebrating 95 Years In Professional Audio

Founded in 1925 as a one-man company selling radio parts kits now providing a portfolio of wired and wireless microphones, listening products, and conferencing and meeting platforms.
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Company founder S.N. Shure in 1926.

Shure Incorporated is celebrating its 95th year as a professional audio technology provider, with humble beginnings in 1925 as a one-man company selling radio parts kits to today’s portfolio of wired and wireless microphones, personal and professional listening products, and conferencing and meeting platforms.

Shure products are now sold in more than 120 countries, and through the decades, they have been used around the world by such luminaries as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Elvis Presley, Pope Francis, Nelson Mandela, The Beatles, and every United States President since Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Notable product innovations throughout the 95-year history include:

— Unidyne I Model 55, the first unidirectional microphone with a single moving coil dynamic element.

— SM58 microphone, a standard worldwide for live vocal performance.

— Vagabond 88, one of the world’s first handheld wireless microphone systems.

— SE Earphones, “in-ear” earphones with Sound Isolating technology and unique sound signatures.

— Axient Digital, a wireless microphone system with intelligent hardware and software to detect and avoid interference.

— KSM8 Dualdyne, a dual-diaphragm dynamic handheld microphone with a patented cartridge design with very thin diaphragms and unique reverse airflow technology.

— MOTIV digital microphones and recording products.

— Microflex MXW, MXA, and MXC lines of intelligent wired and wireless microphone systems for A/V conferencing and discussion.

— SM7B microphone, widely used for studio recording, podcasting, and audio blogs.

Shure corporate headquarters in Niles, IL, just outside of Chicago.

This past year, the company launched TwinPlex, a new subminiature lavalier microphone; the MV88+ Video Kit, a new stereo microphone to enhance content capture on smartphones; Microflex Advance MXA910 with IntelliMix ceiling-mounted audio capture technology; and the AONIC line of listening products.

“Whether our customer is a musician, audio engineer, lecturer, broadcaster, videographer, AV integrator, content creator, or simply a music lover, Shure has an innovative audio product to exceed their expectations,” says Christine Schyvinck, Shure president and CEO. “Our founder, S.N. Shure, was dedicated to creating products of exceptional sound quality, durability, and technical innovation. His vision, combined with the passion, expertise, and creativity of our Associates, has led us through 95 years of success. We are very appreciative to all of our customers and channel partners for their support over the years.”


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