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Shure KSM42 Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Vocal Microphone

Large Dual-Diaphragm, Side-Address Condenser Vocal Microphone (Sable Gray)
MFR# KSM42/SG

Product Description

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 Shure 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.

The KSM42 Features:

  • 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



Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents Includes magnetic pop filter, ShureLock rubber suspension shock mount, aluminum carrying case, protective velveteen pouch, four suspension mount O-rings
Length 7.3 in
Diameter 2.2 in
Unit Weight 1.08 lb
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required Yes
Impedance Output: 147 Ohms
Frequency Range 60 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity -37 dBV/Pa (14.1 mV)
Max. SPL 139 dB

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