Shure KSM42 Large Dual-Diaphragm Side-Address Condenser Vocal Microphone, Sable Gray

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About the Shure KSM42

The Shure KSM42 Large Dual-Diaphragm Side-Address Condenser Vocal Microphone (Sable Gray) features a dual-diaphragm capsule, a tailored frequency response and extensive pop filtering at the inside and outside of the capsule's grille. The KSM42 is coveted for vocal and speech capturing, in both recording and broadcasts applications.

Its Prethos Advanced Preamplifier technology delivers transparent audio quality and smooth proximity control over an ultra-wide dynamic range. Its cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise and feedback while maintaining a smooth frequency response.

Shure KSM42 Includes

  • Shure KSM42 Large Dual-Diaphragm Side-Address Condenser Vocal Microphone
  • Magnetic Pop Filter (A42PF)
  • ShureLock Rubber Suspension Shockmount (A42SM)
  • Aluminum Carrying Case (A42SC)
  • Protective Velveteen Pouch (A42VB)
  • 4 x Suspension Mount O-Rings (A42OR)
  • Shure Warranty

Shure KSM42 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

Shure KSM42 Specifications

Transducer Dual-Diaphragm, Front-Active, Externally Biased Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 60Hz to 20kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 86 dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 1000 Ohm load: 139dB
2500 Ohm load: 139dB
THD of microphone preamplifier when applied input signal is equivalent to cartridge output at specified SPL
Power Requirements 11 to 52VDC phantom, 6mA
Output Impedance 147 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Weight 17.42 oz / 493.85 g
With shock mount and pop filter: 28.92 oz / 819.87 g
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