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Shure KSM42/SG Vocal Condenser Microphone

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Product Description

The Shure KSM42 is a large dual-diaphragm side-address condenser microphone which is perfect for capturing sophisticated, powerful and intimate vocal performances.

Shure KSM42 Vocal Condenser Microphone Features

  • Highly consistent cardioid pattern for a broad sweet spot
    • Natural off-axis response
  • Dual-diaphragm design with an active front low mass, 1-inch Mylar diaphragm
    • Ultra thin (2.5 micron) 24-karat gold,
  • 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
  • Prethos Advanced Preamplifier Technology exhibits extremely low self-noise with superior dynamic range, transient response and ultra-low distortion for transparent 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
Includes Open cage ShureLock rubber suspension shock mount with low-profile Popper Stopper magnetic pop filter that produces a natural space between performer and microphone.

Sensitivity and Toughness
Meticulously crafted from premium components, KSM microphones are exquisitely engineered to capture the detailed sonic nuance of critical studio performances, while withstanding the rigors of the most demanding stage environments. Delivering a level of clarity, control, and durability that is simply unprecedented, KSM microphones represent the pinnacle of Shure audio innovation— defining new standards in audio performance.


Product Specifications
Shure KSM42/SG Vocal Condenser Microphone Specifications

  • Transducer Type: Dual-Diaphragm, Front-Active, Externally Biased Condenser
  • Frequency Response: 60 to 20,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Output Impedance: 147 ohms
  • 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 ohms load: 139 dB, 2500 ohms load: 139 dB
  • 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 ohms load: 131 dB, 2500 ohms load: 131 dB
  • Common Mode Rejection (10 Hz to 100 kHz): > 60 dB
  • Clipping Level (20Hz-20 kHz at 1% THD): 1000 ohms load: 6.5 dBV, 2500 ohms 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
  • Connector: Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male
  • Power Requirements: 11 to 52 Vdc phantom, 6 mA
  • Weight: Net: 494 g, with shock mount and pop filter: 820 g


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Phone:  800-257-4873 Warranty:  2 Year Microphones; 1 Year Wireless Transmitters and Receivers
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