Shure KSM44 Studio Microphone  

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The Shure KSM44 Studio Microphone is a multiple-pattern (cardioid, omni, and figure-8), externally biased, dual large diaphragm condenser microphone. It offers extremely low self noise (7dB); a warm, ... Read More

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The Shure KSM44 Studio Microphone is a multiple-pattern (cardioid, omni, and figure-8), externally biased, dual large diaphragm condenser microphone. It offers extremely low self noise (7dB); a warm, rich sound; vivid voice reproduction; and great flexibility in the studio. Works well on acoustic and amplified instruments and handles the high SPLs of drums and guitar amps. Includes color-matched ShureLock elastic-suspension shockmount, ShureLock swivelmount, protective velveteen pouch, and locking aluminum carrying case.

Requires phantom power.

  • Extended frequency response
  • Very low self-noise
  • Exceptional low-frequency reproduction
  • High output level
  • High input SPL capability
  • No crossover distortion
  • Extremely uniform polar response
  • Superior common mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interference
  • Dual 1-inch, externally biased, ultrathin, 2.5 micron, 24-karat, gold-layered, low mass Mylar diaphragms provide superior transient
  • response
  • Class A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier for transparency, extremely fast transient response, and no crossover distortion. Minimizes harmonic and intermodular distortions
  • Full-range frequency response (20Hz-20kHz for extremely accurate reproduction of voice and instruments
  • Extremely low self-noise for critical studio vocal recording
  • Premium electronic components and gold-plated internal and external connectors
  • Subsonic filter eliminates rumble from mechanical vibration below 17Hz
  • 15dB attenuation switch for handling high-input SPL sound sources
  • 3-position switchable low-frequency filter virtually eliminates unwanted background noise and controls proximity effect
  • Durable zinc die-cast housing and hardened low carbon steel grille protects the cartridge from accidents or misuse
  • Uniform polar response provides natural off-axis response for critical recording
  • An integrated three-stage pop protection grille guards against wind and breath noise
  • Cartridge Type: Externally biased condenser
    Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000Hz
    Output Impedance: 150Î (actual)
    Attenuation Switch: 0 or 15dB attenuation
    Low Frequency Response Switch: Flat; -6dB/octave below 115Hz; -18dB/octave below 80Hz
    Phantom Power: 48 VDC (IEC-268-15/DIN 45 596), positive pins 2 and 3
    Current Drain: 5.4 mA typical at 48 VDC
    Common Mode Rejection: 50dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
    Polarity: Positive pressure on front diaphragm produces positive voltage on output pin 2 relative to pin 3
    Dimensions and Weight: 55.9mm (2.20") maximum body diameter, 187mm
    (7.37") long; 490.5g (17.30oz.).
    Directional Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Bidirectional
    Sensitivity (typical; at 1000Hz; 1 Pa = 94dB SPL): -31dBV/Pa, -37dBV/Pa, -36dBV/Pa
    Self-noise (typical, equivalent SPL; A-weighted, IEC 651): 7dB, 10dB, 10dB
    Maximum SPL @ 1000Hz:
    2500Î load (Attenuator on) - 132 (149)dB, 138 (151)dB, 137 (150)dB
    1000Î load (Attenuator on) - 127 (144)dB, 132 (145)dB, 131 (144)dB
    Output Clipping Level*:
    2500Î load: 7dBV
    1000Î load: 1dBV
    Dynamic Range:
    2500Î load: 125dB,128dB, 127dB
    1000Î load: 120dB, 122dB, 121dB
    Signal to Noise ratio:** 87dB, 84dB, 84dB
One year warranty on wireless mics, mixers, and circuitry products.
2 year warranty on wired mics.
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.

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Very pleased

By Aric

from Mercedes, Texas

I bought this mic a couple of months ago and it is the best mic that I have used for the cost. I set up a permenant location for the mic, you have to be very careful with it. It will pick up everything that make noise. The mic is so sensative that you need to lower the volume all the way down and slowly increase volume or you will blow your ears. It is very good for recording. I even use it to record drums that are 10 feet away (I haven't bought drum mics) but it sounds the best when recording voice and acoustic guitar, Thanks,

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