KSM137 Instrument Microphone

A versatile, durable, and precise single cardioid polar pattern instrument microphone.

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Product Details

The KSM137 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 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.

Features

  • 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)
  • 3-position switchable pad (0 dB, 15 dB, and 25 dB) for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPLs)
  • 3-position switchable low-frequency filter reduces background noise and counteracts proximity effect

Performance Characteristics

  • Extended frequency response
  • Exceptional reproduction of low-frequency sounds
  • Can withstand high sound pressure levels (SPL)
  • Superior common mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interference  

Common Applications

  • 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

Available Options

KSM137/SL Includes foam windscreen, carry case, champagne finish
KSM137/SL STEREO Includes two KSM137, two foam windscreens, A27M Stereo Microphone Adapter, carry case
Type Permanently Biased Condenser
Frequency Response 20 to 20.000 Hz
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Phantom power required? 48 Vdc +/- 4 Vdc (IEC-268-15/DIN 45 596), positive pins 2 and 3

Additional specifications are available in the user guide.

  • A100WS

    A100WS Foam Windscreen

    Foam Windscreen for KSM141 and KSM137 Microphones.

Software & Downloads

Brochures

File Language Type File Size
KSM Microphone Product Brochure English PDF 319 kb

Specification Sheets

File Language Type File Size
KSM137 Specification Sheet English PDF 336 kb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
KSM137 User Guide English PDF 554 kb

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