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Shure KSM137 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
MFR# KSM137/SL

Product Description

The Shure KSM137/SL is an end-address condenser microphone with a single cardioid polar pattern. Designed for studio use, yet rugged enough for live applications, the KSM137 can withstand extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL). Its low self-noise and extended frequency response make it ideal for recording musical instruments. Versatile, durable, and precise, the KSM137 is an outstanding microphone for instruments ranging from percussion to wind, strings to brass, and piano to guitar.
  • KSM137/SL with foam windscreen and carrying case, champagne finish
  • KSM137/SL ST PAIR with two KSM137/SL Mics, two windscreens, one carrying case, champagne finish
The Shure KSM137/SL Features:
  • A highly consistent cardioid polar pattern
  • Ultra-thin, 2.5 micron, 24 karat gold-layered, low mass Mylar® diaphragm for superior transient response
  • Class A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier for transparency, extremely fast transient response, no crossover distortion, and minimal harmonic and intermodulation distortion
  • Premium electronic components, including gold-plated internal and external connectors
  • Subsonic filter eliminates low frequency rumble (less than 17 Hz) caused by mechanical vibration
  • Switchable 15 dB pad for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPLs)
  • Three-position switchable pad (0 dB, 15 dB, and 25 dB) for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPLs)
  • Three-position switchable low-frequency filter reduces background noise and counteracts proximity effect
  • Performance Characteristics
    • Extended frequency response
    • Low self noise
    • Exceptional reproduction of low-frequency sounds
    • Can withstand high sound pressure levels (SPL)
    • High output level
    • No crossover distortion
    • Uniform polar response
    • Superior common mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interference
    Applications
    Some typical applications for the KSM137 are listed below. Microphone use is a matter of personal taste and the KSM137 may be used for a variety of applications other than those listed.
    • 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 Specifications

    Condition New
    Package Contents Includes carrying case, windscreen, stand mount, European thread adapter
    Length 4.8 in
    Diameter 0.8 in
    Unit Weight 0.22 lb
    Tube or Solid State Solid State
    Transducer Type Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Number of Microphones Single Microphone
    Phantom Required Yes
    Impedance Output: 150 Ohms
    Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    input_pad -15 dB, -25 dB
    Sensitivity -37 dBV/Pa (14.1 mV)
    Max. SPL 145 dB; 160 dB with -15 dB pad; 170 dB with -25 dB pad

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