Designed by Benjamin Bauer in 1939, the Shure Unidyne Model 55 was a worldwide success. Since its introduction, the Unidyne has become an unmistakable stage icon and has been photographed with more celebrities than any other microphone.
“The sleek appearance and classic design of the Unidyne microphone have made a lasting impact,” said Michael Pettersen,” Shure Corporate Historian. “Although we’ve always taken pride in all features of the mic—inside and out—we’re especially pleased that MoMA has recognized the influence of the Unidyne’s unmistakable design.”
The global visibility of the Unidyne and the indelible marks it etched on the world’s collective psyche aren’t the result of coincidence. Its benchmark status has been earned through a reputation that all Shure products continue to embody: a tireless workhorse and dependable performer, a reputation achieved by offering unprecedented audio quality, and rock-solid reliability.