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Shure KSM44A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

Multi-Pattern, Large Diaphragm, Side-Address Condenser Studio Microphone (Cristal)
MFR# KSM44A/SL

Product Description

The Shure KSM44A is a premium, large-diaphragm, side-address condenser microphone with multiple polar pattern options (cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional).  The refined and sophisticated design of the KSM44A features an externally biased, dual 1-inch diaphragms, extensive internal pop filtering and Prethos™ Advanced Preamplifier Technology for a ground-breaking threshold minimum of self-noise.  The KSM44A is the premier choice for the highest level of professional studio and stage performance.

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

The Shure KSM44A Features:

  • Prethos Advanced Preamplifer Technology: Class A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier provides  transparency, extremely fast transient response and no crossover distortion. Minimizes harmonic and intermodulation distortions.  
  • Groundbreaking specifications: 4dB of self-noise and max SPL of 131 dB for a total dynamic range of 127 dB – an increase of 7 dB that defines the new standard for cleanly nuanced audio capture
  • Multiple polar patterns–cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional–for maximum flexibility in a wide variety of recording applications
  • Dual 1 inch, externally biased, ultra-thin, 2.5 μm, 24 Karat gold-layered, low mass diaphragms provide superior frequency response
  • Premium electronic components and gold-plated internal and external connectors
  • Subsonic filter eliminates rumble from mechanical vibration below 17 Hz.
  • Switchable 15 dB pad for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPLs)
  • 3-position switchable low-frequency filter helps reduce unwanted stand vibration noise or counteract proximity effect
  • Integrated three-stage “pop” protection grille reduces plosives and other breath noise

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents Includes ShureLock cristal elastic shock mount, ShureLock cristal swivel adapter, carrying case, protective velveteen pouch, two suspension shock mount elastic cord
Length 7.3 in
Diameter 2.2 in
Unit Weight 1.08 lb
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Bi-Directional / Figure-Eight, Cardioid, Omni-Directional
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required Yes
Impedance Output: 50 Ohms
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
input_pad -15 dB
Sensitivity Cardioid -31 dBV/Pa (29.8 mV) / Omni: -37 dBV/Pa (14.8 mV) / Bi: -36 dBV/Pa (16.8 mV)
Max. SPL Cardioid: 134 dB; 150 dB with pad / Omnidirectional: 140 dB; 152 dB with pad / Bi-directional: 139 dB; 151 dB with pad

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