Shure KSM Series Handheld Microphone (Charcoal Finish)  From Shure

The KSM9 is a premium vocal condenser microphone that captures vocal subtlety with extraordinary detail to deliver clear articulation, functional flexibility and precise vocal reproduction for live performance.



Retail:  $874.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Shure

Studio quality handheld

Switchable polar patterns (cardioid and supercardioid)

Dual gold layered, low mass Mylar®diaphragm

Advanced suspension shock mount

Premium electronic components including Class A transformerless preamplifier circuitry

Gold-plated internal and external connectors, including XLR Output Durable aluminum housing

Full-range frequency response (50Hz to 20kHz)

Aluminum carrying case


About Manufacturer

Since 1925, musicians and music enthusiasts around the world have chosen Shure with confidence in the unparalleled sound and performance of our products. For forty years and counting, the Shure SM58 has been the most popular vocal microphone in the world, revered for its natural sound and famed durability. Our wireless microphones are synonymous with innovative technology and bulletproof reliability. And our award-winning earphones are redefining the audio experience for the most discerning listeners. But Shure stands for more than quality products. We are passionate about enabling performances that engage, energize and inspire audiences -- performances that help shape the course of history. Shure was there when Elvis stepped into Sun Studios and when JFK vowed to put a man on the moon. We've been on the world's biggest stages, from Live Earth to the Oval Office, ever since. Shure is also passionate about getting it right. We work tirelessly to develop flawless products and support them with the best customer service in the industry. In fact, in everything we do, we are committed to delivering a great audio experience -- because that's the true measure of legendary performance.


Cartridge Type

Condenser (Electret Biased)


Frequency Response

50 to 20,000 Hz


Output Impedance

150 ohms (actual)


Phantom Power

48 Vdc +/- 4 Vdc (IEC-268-15/DIN 45 596), positive pins 2 and 3


Current Drain

5.2 mA typical at 48 Vdc


Common Mode Rejection

>60 dB, 50 Hz to 20 kHz



Positive pressure on front diaphragm produces positive voltage on output pin 2 relative to pin 3


Directional Polar Patterns




Sensitivity (typical; at 1000 Hz; 1 Pa=94 dB SPL)

-51 dBV/Pa


Self-noise (typical, equivalent SPL; A-weighted, IEC 651)

22 dB


Maximum SPL @ 1000 Hz

2500 ohm load: 152 dB

1000 ohm load: 152 dB


Output Clipping Level*

2500 ohm load: 6.7 dBV

1000 ohm load: 6.0 dBV

*100 Hz to 20 kHz;THD < 1%


Dynamic Range

2500 ohm load: 130 dB

1000 ohm load: 130 dB


Signal to Noise ratio**

72 dB

**S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self-noise A-weighted


Dimensions and Weight

49 mm (1 15/16 in.) maximum body diameter, 191 mm (7.5 in.) long; 300 grams (10.6 oz).