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Shure KSM32/SL

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KSM32/SL
$549.00
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Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphone–Studio Model (Champagne), with A32SM and Aluminum Case
An embossed single-diaphragm, side-address, cardioid condenser microphone for highly critical studio recording and live sound productions. The Shure KSM32 offers an extended frequency response for an open, natural sounding reproduction of the original sound source. 

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 
Both the acoustic environment and microphone placement have significant effects on the sound obtained when miking a source. You may need to experiment with these variables to achieve the best overall sound for each application. 

Cartridge Type
Permanently-biased Condenser
Frequency Response
20 to 20,000 Hz
 
Directional Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Output Impedance
150 ohms (actual)
Attenuation Switch
0 or -15 dB attenuation
Low Frequency response switch
flat -6 db/octave below 115 Hz
-18 dB/octave below 80 Hz
Phantom Power
48 Vdc +/- 4 Vdc (IEC-268-15/DIN 45 596), positive pins 2 and 3
Current Drain
4.65 mA typical at 48 Vdc
Common Mode Rejection
> 50 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Polarity
Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on output pin 2 relative to pin 3
Dimensions and Weight
55.9 mm (2.20 in.) maximum body diameter, 187 mm (7.37 in.) long
490 grams (17.3 oz.)
Sensitivity (typical, at 1000 Hz; 1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)
-36 dBV/Pa (16 mV)
Self-noise (typical, equivalent SPL; A-weighted, IEC 651)
13 dB
Maximum SPL at 1000 Hz
139 (154) dB
133 (148) dB
Output Clipping Level*
2500 ohm load (Attenuator on): 9 dBV
1000 ohm load (Attenuator on): 3 dBV
*20 Hz to 20 kHz; THD < 1%. THD of microphone preamplifier when applied input signal is equivalent to cartridge output at specified SPL
Dynamic Range
2500 ohm load: 126 dB
1000 ohm load: 119 dB
Signal to Noise ratio**
81 dB
**S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self-noise, A-weighted
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), 2500 ohm load
<0.08% for a 120 dB equivalent SPL input
More Information
SKU KSM32/SL
Weight 1.0000
Brand Shure
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