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Shure KSM42 Premium Cardioid Condenser Microphone


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  • $799.00
  • Regular price MSRP: $999.00

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Get Exceptionally Smooth Proximity Control With The Dual Diaphragm Shure KSM42 Premium Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Shure KSM42 is a premium side-address, cardioid condenser microphone that features a large dual-diaphragm capsule. It is 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.

A milestone achievement in sound reinforcement, Prethos Advanced Preamplifier Technology employs transparent internal circuitry architectures that enable unprecedented audio quality and performance.



  • 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
  • Type Dual-Diaphragm, Front-Active, Externally Biased Condenser
  • Frequency Response 60 to 20,000Hz
  • Polar Pattern Cardioid
  • lmpedance 147 Ω
  • Phantom power required? 11 to 52 Vdc phantom, 6 mA

Manufacturer: Shure
Model: KSM42/SG
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I248950-N-0-B
UPC: 042406183628

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