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Shure KSM42 Large Dual-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

by Shure
Original price $679.00 - Original price $679.00
Original price $679.00
$679.00
$679.00 - $679.00
Current price $679.00

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Cut through the Noise with the Shure KSM42 Large Dual-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

This premium side-address, cardioid condenser microphone features a large dual-diaphragm capsule, optimized for world-class vocal recording and performance applications. With a tailored frequency response and extensive internal and external pop filtering, the single-pattern, dual-diaphragm design of the KSM42, featuring Prethos Advanced Preamplifier Technology exhibits an exceptionally smooth proximity control and ultra-wide dynamic range. The KSM42 is the premier choice for capturing sophisticated, powerful and intimate vocal performances.


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


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
  • Weight Net: 494 g. with shock mount and pop filter: 820 g
  • Connector: Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male
  • Power Requirements: 11 to 52 Vdc phantom, 6 mA

Manufacturer: Shure
Model: KSM42/SG
SKU: I248950-N-0-WHXX
UPC: 042406183628


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