Shure KSM32/CG Condenser Microphone (Grey)

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Shure KSM32/CG
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Shure KSM32/CG Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphone (Grey)

Shure KSM32/CG Cardioid Studio Condenser MicrophoneStage Model, standard charcoal version.

Shure KSM32/CG Details 
The Shure KSM32 is a side-address, cardioid condenser microphone for highly critical studio recording and live sound productions. It offers an extended frequency response for an open, natural sounding reproduction of the original sound source.
Shure KSM32/CG Features
  • 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
  • 15 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 reduces "pop" and other breath noise
  • Internal shock mount reduces transmission of handling noise

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

Shure KSM32/CG Specifications 

  • Cartridge Type Permanently-biased Condenser
  • Frequency Response 20 to 20,000 Hz (see Figure 4)
  • Directional Polar Pattern Cardioid (see Figure 5)
  • Output Impedance 150 Ã? (actual)
  • Attenuation Switch 0 or -15 dB attenuation
  • Low Frequency response switch flat; -6 db/octave below 115 Hz; -18 dB/octave below 80 Hz
  • Phantom Power 48 V
  • Dimensions and Weight 55.9 mm (2.20 in.) maximum body diameter, 187 mm (7.37 in.) long (see Figure 6)
  • 490 grams (17.3 oz.)
  • Sensitivity (typical, at 1000 Hz; 1 Pa = 94 dB SPL) -36 dBV/Pa (16 mV)
  • Self-noise (typical, equivalent SPL;
  • A-weighted, IEC 651) 13 dB

Shure KSM32/CG 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.

Whatâ??s Included

The KSM32/CG has a non-reflective, charcoal-gray finish for situations where less microphone visibility is preferred, such as live sound and stage production. It comes with the following accessories:

  • ShureLockTM swivel mount
  • Padded, zippered carrying bag

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  • 5

    Posted by Jason Atkins on Jun 21st 2013

    great! wish I had two of them!!!!!