Shure KSM32 Embossed Single-Diaphragm Microphone (Champagne)  From Shure

Embossed single-diaphragm, side-address microphone for highly critical studio recording and live sound productions.

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$549.00

Retail:  $686.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Shure

An embossed single-diaphragm, side-address, cardioid condenser microphone for highly critical studio recording and live sound productions. The Shure KSM32 offers an extended frequency response for an open, natural sounding reproduction of the original sound source.

  • Class A, transformerless preamplifier circuitry eliminates cross-over distortion for improved linearity across the full frequency range
  • Embossed, high-compliance diaphragm provides extended low-frequency response
  • Ultra-thin, gold-layered, low-mass, Mylar® diaphragm for excellent transient response
  • 16 dB attenuation switch for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL)
  • Switchable low-frequency filter provides greater flexibility to reduce background noise or to counteract proximity effect
  • Integrated three-stage pop protection grille reducespop" and other breath noise
  • Internal shock mount reduces transmission of handling noise
  • Replacement cartridge: RK374
  • Extremely uniform polar response
  • Superior common mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interference

Performance Characteristics

  • Extended frequency response
  • Very low self-noise
  • Exceptional low-frequency reproduction
  • High output level
  • High input SPL capability
  • No cross-over distortion
  • Extremely uniform polar response
  • Superior common mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interference

Applications

Some typical applications for the KSM32 are listed below. Microphone use, however, is a matter of personal taste. The KSM32 may be used for a variety of applications other than those listed. 

  • Voice -- solo, background, voice-over, broadcasting
  • Acoustic instruments -- such as piano, guitar, drums, percussion, strings
  • Wind instruments -- brass and woodwind
  • Low frequency instruments -- such as double bass, electric bass, kick drum
  • Overhead miking -- drums or percussion
  • Ensembles -- choral or orchestral
  • Room ambiance pick-up -- guitar amplifier or drums 

Both the acoustic environment and microphone placement have significant effects on the sound obtained when miking a source. You may need to experiment with these variables to achieve the best overall sound for each application. 


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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.

Specifications

Type: Permanently-biased Condenser

Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

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