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Shure KSM42 Large Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Vocal Microphone

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Product Code: 9999-08584
Shure KSM44/SL
$799.00
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042406183628
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Shure KSM42 Large Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Vocal Microphone

The Shure KSM42 Large Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Vocal Microphone, the premier choice for capturing sophisticated, powerful and intimate vocal performances.

Shure KSM42 Large Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Vocal Microphone Details

This premium side-address, cardioid condenser microphone features a large dual-diaphragm capsule, optimized for world-class vocal recording and performance applications. 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.

Shure KSM42 Large Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Vocal Microphone Features

  • Highly consistent cardioid polar pattern creates a broad â??sweet spotâ? 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 Large Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Vocal Microphone Specifications

  • Cartridge Type
    • Dual-Diaphragm, Front-Active, Externally Biased Condenser
  • Frequency Response
    • 60 to 20,000Hz
  • Polar Pattern
    • Cardioid
  • Output Impedance
    • 147 Ω
  • Sensitivity (at 1 kHz, open circuit voltage)
    • −37 dBV/Pa (14.1 mV)
    • 1 Pascal=94 dB SPL
  • Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD)
    • 1000 Ω load: 139 dB
    • 2500 Ω load: 139 dB
    • THD of microphone preamplifier when applied input signal is equiva¬lent to cartridge output at specified SPL
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (referenced at 94 dB SPL at 1 kHz)
    • 86 dB
    • S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted
  • Dynamic Range (at 1 kHz)
    • 1000 Ω load: 131 dB
    • 2500 Ω load: 131 dB
  • Common Mode Rejection (10 Hz to 100 kHz)
    • > 60 dB
  • Clipping Level (20Hz-20 kHz at 1% THD)
    • 1000 Ω load: 6.5 dBV
    • 2500 Ω load: 8 dBV
  • Self Noise (typical, equivalent SPL, A-weighted)
    • 8.5 dB
  • Polarity
    • Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
  • Weight
    • Net: 494 g
    • with shock mount and pop filter: 820 g
  • Connector
    • Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male
  • Power Requirements
    • 11 to 52 Vdc phantom, 6 mA

Shure KSM42 Large Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Vocal Microphone Recommended Uses

  • Studio Vocals
  • Live Vocals

Included with Shure KSM42 Large Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Vocal Microphone

  • Locking aluminum carrying case
  • Open-case ShureLock shock mount
  • Popper Stopper magnetic pop filter
  • Protective velveteen pouch

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  • 5
    KSM for the Win!

    Posted by Ben Mackie on Jan 20th 2021

    I've had mine for over 10 years now, it was my first good mic and gateway into the world of condensers - and I still love it. I'll often turn to the KSM when micing a guitar cab or by the soundhole on an acoustic. It's warm and inviting, with a top-end that's bright but not too brittle. Great mic for a home studio enthusiast!