Shure KSM8/B DualDyne Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone

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    Product Description

    A groundbreaking feat of engineering design, the premium KSM8 Dualdyne is the first ever dual-diaphragm cardioid vocal dynamic handheld microphone. Meticulously crafted for revolutionary vocal reproduction and sound-reinforcement control for world-class live performance in top-tier professional venues.

    Featuring the single purest cardioid polar pattern that Shure has developed to date, the patented Dualdyne cartridge of the KSM8 virtually eliminates proximity effect and masters off-axis rejection while providing sound professionals the signal clarity typical of condenser microphones without processing, along with the reliability of dynamic microphone feedback control. The live performance dynamic microphone that only Shure could make.

    Shure KSM8/B DualDyne Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone Features

    • Patented cartridge design featuring two ultra-thin diaphragms (one active and one passive) and groundbreaking inverted airflow system.
    • Exceptional control of proximity effect vastly increases working distance without on-axis coloration.
    • Accurate frequency response due to controlled proximity effect which allows for neutral mid-and-high frequency reproduction, resulting in the most natural sounding dynamic microphone available.
    • Off-axis attenuation is flat and broad resulting in superior quality of rejection of unwanted sound sources for increased vocal clarity.
    • Neodymium magnet resides in a micro-injection mold of aerospace SoftMag material that maximizes the magnetic field for maximum output level.
    • The Dualdyne cartridge re-images the longstanding Shure Pumping Pneumatic Shock Mount design with an elaborate mathematical architecture of tuned cavities, specific resistances and precisely machined components that are fully integrated into the cartridge’s acoustic properties. This results in exceptional rejection of handling noise without any loss of low frequency response.
    • Patent Pending Diaphragm Stabilization System (DSS) Technology protects and stabilizes the active diaphragm from unwanted excursion or rocking during plosives or impact, providing substantial protection against high frequency handling noise.
    • Cutting-edge cartridge manufacturing methods utilize ultra-sonic and internal laser welding to provide best-inclass mechanical reliability
    • Dent-resistant, hardened carbon-steel grille design lined with hydrophobic woven fabric provides exceptional plosive and wind protection, while offering virtually waterproof protection.
    • Aluminum handle with brushed nickel or black finish

    Product Specifications
    Shure KSM8/B DualDyne Vocal Microphone Specifications
    • Cartridge Type: Dual-Diaphragm Dynamic (moving coil)
    • Frequency Response: 40 to 16,000 Hz
    • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    • Output Impedance: 300 ohms
    • Sensitivity at 1 kHz: Open circuit voltage -51.5 dBV/Pa (1.85 mV)
    • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
    • Net Weight: 330 g (11.64 oz.)
    • Connector: Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male
    • Housing: Die-cast Aluminum with Paint or Brushed Nickel Finish
    Furnished Accessories:
    • AK8C Zippered carrying case for KSM8
    • A25E Black, Soft-flex Swivel Adapter for KSM8 and KSM9
    Optional Accessories and Replacement Parts:
    • A85WS Black foam windscreen for KSM8, SM58, SM86, SM87A, Beta 87A and Beta 87C
    • A25E Black, Soft-flex Swivel Adapter for KSM8 and KSM9
    • RPM266 Black replacement grille for KSM8 wired and wireless
    • RPM268 Brushed Nickel replacement grille for KSM8 wired and wireless.
    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  800-257-4873 Warranty:  2 Years
    Vincent Girard
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    Way to go Shure I love this Mic I compared it with my beta A Huge difference It's more reactive with my digital mixer, FX, and the background (noise) symbols was cut in half ! so Mic placement is a lot more forgiving Exactly what I bought it for I want 5 more for Shure
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    Not quite worth the cost
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I am still working with this mic to justify if it was worth what I paid for. There's been some feedback issues but were easily corrected and stabled. So far the sound techs that I've worked with have said it does have a smooth sound or presence. I've compared it at home on my p.a. with another mic I purchased in 2014 (Telefunken). The quality in both are very similar however the Telefunken is warmer. The Dualdyne is unique in that when I've sang on the side or back of it I get some small presence of sound. The technical aspects of both can mind boggling. I will be comparing both this weekend with a larger room and sound system to get a feel of the actual comparison. I only gave the Dualdyne 3 stars because I feel it's overpriced about $100. If the price for the mic was $75-$100 less I would of given it 4-4.5 I'm not completely impressed. I may have another opinion further down the road.
    Roberto Padron
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    The Microphone Renaissance has begun.
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I've been a pro drummer for almost 30 years. I am absolutely amazed and totaly impressed that the new Shure KSM8 has all the best sonic control properties I require from a Beta 57(Ie:bleed thru rejection, feed back control etc.,as well as having all the reproduction qualities demand from the Beta 87c.I do not need to EQ at all.Before owning this mic I always fought with the low mids to middle mids that I felt dominated the reproduction of my voice.Basically,I couldn't stand my own voice without working the board.The KSM8 reproduces my voice evenly and picks up the subtle changes from diapghram to chest.I have never owned a mic that allowed me to have incredible clarity and keep the huge dynamic range I have now.I absolutely recommend this mic to anyone that takes their career seriously. Its worth every penny and then some.
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