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Shure KSM32/SL Studio Microphone

Phantom Powered Studio Mic

Shure KSM32/SL Studio Microphone

Shure KSM32/SL Studio Microphone

Phantom Powered Studio Mic

SKU: 19257

Cat no: 4856

  • Internal shock mount
  • Ideal for live or studio performances
  • Integrated three-stage pop protection
  • Extremely uniform polar response
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£483.00 (ex vat) £579.60 (incl vat)

The Shure KSM32/SL is an embossed single diaphragm microphone with a carioid pick up pattern, ;argely used for critical studio recording and live sound productions. The microphone offers extended frequency response for natural sounding reproduction of the original sound source.

Features of the Shure KSM32/SL
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

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

Product Specification

Cartridge Type
Permanently-biased Condenser

Frequency Response
20 to 20,000 Hz

Directional Polar Pattern

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

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

Dynamic Range
2500 ohm load: 126 dB
1000 ohm load: 119 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), 2500 ohm load
<0.08% for a 120 dB equivalent SPL input.

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