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Shure KSM8 Dualdyne Vocal Microphone (Nickel)  From Shure

Shure's innovative new dynamic vocal mic boasts impressive new technology that effectively eliminates proximity effect while still offering a true cardioid pick-up pattern! Nickel finish.



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Shure KSM8 Unidyne to Dualdyne

Take a behind the scenes look at the start to finish process of the all new Shure KSM8

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    • Shure KSM8 Dualdyne Vocal Microphone (Nickel)

Manufacturer's Description from Shure

The premium KSM8 Dualdyne Cardioid Vocal Dynamic Microphone is a groundbreaking feat of engineering design as the world’s first-ever dual-diaphragm dynamic handheld microphone. Meticulously crafted for revolutionary vocal reproduction and sound-reinforcement control for world-class live performance in top-tier professional venues. Featuring the single purest cardioid polar pattern that Shure has developed to date, the patented Dualdyne cartridge of the KSM8 virtually eliminates proximity effect and masters off-axis rejection while providing sound professionals the signal clarity typical of condenser microphones without processing, along with the reliability of dynamic microphone feedback control.

Here are a few more of the technological advancements that make the KSM8 Dualdyne a game-changer in live sound:
  • Unmatched control of proximity effect means a huge sweet spot
  • Accurate, flat frequency response greatly minimized the need for EQ and processing
  • Truest cardioid polar pattern available controls bleed for a more natural sound

How it Works

Dent Resistant, hardened carbon steel grille

Lined with hydrophobic woven fabric for exceptional protection against wind, plosives and water, the KSM8 Dualdyne grille is durability redefined.

Patent-pending diaphragm stabilization system

Protecting and stabilizing the active diaphragm during plosives and impact, the DSS greatly reduces high-frequency handling noise.

Patented cartridge design with two ultra-thin diaphragms and reverse airflow

Controlled proximity effect vastly increases the working distance without on-axis coloration, delivering the most accurate frequency response available in a dynamic microphone.

Reimagined Shure pumping pneumatic shock mount

An elaborate architecture of tuned cavities, specific resistances, and precisely machined components is fully integrated into the cartridge’s acoustic properties, dramatically reducing handling noise without loss of low-end response.


Includes zipper bag, microphone clip, and user guide. Wireless microphones also include 2 AA batteries.

Replacement grilles and cartridges available separately for wired and wireless models. Zippered carrying case also available separately.


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: Dual-Diaphragm Dynamic (moving coil)
Frequency Response: 40 to 16,000 Hz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Output Impedance: 300 ohms
Sensitivity (at 1 kHz, open circuit voltage): -51.5 dBV/Pa (2.66 mV)
Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
Net Weight: 330 g (11.64 oz.)
Connector: Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male
Housing: Die-cast Aluminum with Paint or Brushed Nickel Finish