Shure KSM42 Large Dual-Diaphragm Vocal Microphone  From Shure

The KSM 42 is a premium side-address, cardioid condenser microphone featuring a large dual-diaphragm capsule, optimized for world-class vocal recording and performance applications.

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$799.00

Retail:  $999.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Shure

With a tailored frequency response and extensive internal and external pop filtering, the single-pattern, dual-diaphragm design of the KSM42, featuring Prethos® Advanced Preamplifier Technology exhibits an exceptionally smooth proximity control and ultra-wide dynamic range. The KSM42 is the premier choice for capturing sophisticated, powerful and intimate vocal performances.

A milestone achievement in sound reinforcement, Prethos Advanced Preamplifier Technology employs transparent internal circuitry architectures that enable unprecedented audio quality and performance.

 

Features

  • Highly consistent cardioid polar pattern creates a broad “sweet spot” and natural off-axis response

  • Prethos® Advanced Preamplifier Technology exhibits extremely low self-noise with superior dynamic range, transient response and ultra-low distortion for transparent recording

  • Dual-diaphragm design with an active front, ultra thin (2.5 micron) 24-karat gold, low mass, 1-inch Mylar® diaphragm

  • Passive back diaphragm delivers exceptional control of low frequency proximity effect

  • Tailored low-frequency roll-off minimizes low frequency room noise

  • Integrated three-stage mesh grille guards against wind and breath noise

  • Open cage ShureLock® rubber suspension shock mount with low-profile Popper Stopper™ magnetic pop filter produces a natural space between performer and microphone

  • Extremely low self noise for critical studio vocal recording

  • Premium electronic components and gold-plated internal and external connectors

  • Durable zinc die-cast housing and hardened low carbon steel grille

  • Internal shock mount to reduce unwanted handling and stand noise

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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.

Specifications

Type

Dual-Diaphragm, Front-Active, Externally Biased Condenser

Frequency Response

60 to 20,000Hz

Polar Pattern

Cardioid

lmpedance

147 Ω

Phantom power required?

11 to 52 Vdc phantom, 6 mA

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Shure KSM42 User Manual