Embossed Single-Diaphragm Microphone

Embossed single-diaphragm, side-address microphone for highly critical studio and live sound productions.

 

  • 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
  • Replacement cartridge:  RK374 

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

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 

Shure KSM32: Cardioid Condenser Microphone

$499.00Price

Cartridge Type

  • Electret Condenser

Polar Pattern

  • Cardioid

Frequency Response

  • 20 to 20,000 Hz

Output Impedance

  • 150 Ω

Sensitivity

  • open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, typical
  • –36 dBV/Pa[1] (16.0  mV)

Maximum SPL

1 kHz at 1% THD[2]

PAD ON 2500 Ω load 154 dB
1000 Ω load 148 dB
PAD OFF 2500 Ω load 139 dB
1000 Ω load 133 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio[3]

  • 81 dB

Dynamic Range

@ 1 kHz

2500 Ω load 126 dB
1000 Ω load 119 dB

Clipping Level

20 Hz to 20 kHz, 1% THD

2500 Ω load 9.0 dBV
1000 Ω load 3.0 dBV

Self Noise

equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical

  • 13.0 dB SPL-A

Common Mode Rejection

20 to 20,000 kHz

  • ≥50 dB

Attenuator Switch

  • 0, -15 dB

Low-Frequency Filter Switch

  • Flat, –6 dB/octave below 115 Hz, or –18 dB/octave below 80 Hz

Connector

  • Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male, balanced

Polarity

  • Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3

Power Requirements

  • 11–52 V DC[4] phantom power (IEC-61938), 4.7 mA

Net Weight

  • 490 g (17  oz.)

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