KSM32 Embossed Single-Diaphragm Microphone

Embossed single-diaphragm, side-address microphone for highly critical studio and live sound productions.

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Product Details

An embossed single-diaphragm, side-address, cardioid condenser microphone for highly critical studio recording and live sound productions. The Shure KSM32 offers an extended frequency response for an open, natural sounding reproduction of the original sound source. 


  • 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 

Both the acoustic environment and microphone placement have significant effects on the sound obtained when miking a source. You may need to experiment with these variables to achieve the best overall sound for each application. 

Available Options

KSM32/CG Charcoal Gray, with swivel mount and carrying case
KSM32/SL Champagne, with shock mount, swivel mount, aluminum case (shown)
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.

  • A32M

    A32M Swivel Microphone Mount

    Securely mounts Shure side-address, large diaphragm microphones to standard microphone stands. For use with Shure KSM27, KSM32, and KSM44 microphones. Available in black.

    from $66.00
  • A32SC

    A32SC Aluminum Carrying Case

    Carrying Case, Aluminum, for KSM32 Microphone.

    from $113.00
  • A32SM

    A32SM Elastic-Suspension Shock Mount

    Elastic suspension shock mount for use with Shure KSM32 microphones.

    from $142.00
  • A32VB

    A32VB Velveteen Pouch

    Pouch, Velveteen, for KSM32 Microphone

    from $13.00
  • A32WS

    A32WS Microphone Windscreen

    Microphone windscreen reduces unwanted breath and wind noise. For use with SM27, KSM27, KSM32 and KSM44 microphones. Available in black.

    from $12.00
  • A32ZB

    A32ZB Zippered Microphone Carrying Bag

    Padded zippered carrying bag for Shure KSM32 or KSM44 microphones.

    from $26.00
  • PS-6

    PS-6 Popper Stopper Windscreen

    Attenuates unwanted breath noise and plosives and can be clamped onto most stands.

    from $38.00
  • RK371

    RK371 Grille for KSM32/SL

    Grille for KSM32/SL Microphone, Champagne.

    from $80.00
  • RK372

    RK372 Grille for KSM32/CG

    Grille for KSM32/CG Microphone.

    from $80.00
  • RK374

    RK374 Cartridge for KSM32

    Replacement cartridge for KSM32 Microphones.

    from $199.00

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Software & Downloads


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

Specification Sheets

File Language Type File Size
KSM32 Specification Sheet English PDF 646 kb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
KSM32 User Guide English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish PDF 6.32 mb

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