• KSM44A

The 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.

Application

Guitar Amp

Piano/Organ

Podcast/Voiceover

Studio Vocals

Video/Broadcast

Acoustic String Instruments

Brass/Woodwinds

Drums/Percussion

Microphone Type

Condenser:

Lightweight, sensitive diaphragm. Precisely and smoothly captures sound nuances. Powered by battery or phantom power supply.

Polar Pattern

Bidirectional:

Picks up sound equally from the front and back of the microphone.

Cardioid:

Picks up the most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. Less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.

OmniDirectional:

Equally sensitive to sound from all directions, but cannot be "aimed" to isolate one area.

Frequency Response

Flat:

Wide, uniform response. Consistent sensitivity through frequency range.

Form Factor

Side-Address

Model Line

KSM

Downloads
Broadcast & Media Production Brochure (PDF)
KSM Microphone Product Brochure (PDF)
KSM44A Specification Sheet (PDF)
KSM44A User Guide (PDF)
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Features
  • Prethos® Advanced Preamplifier 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
     
Specifications
Type
Condenser (externally biased)
Frequency Response
20 to 20,000 Hz
Polar Pattern
Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Bidirectional
lmpedance
50 ohms
Phantom power required?
11–52 V DC phantom power (IEC-61938) 5.8 mA, maximum
Accessories
Name Availability
A44ASC

A44ASC

Aluminum Carrying Case. Works with KSM44A.

A44AVB

A44AVB

Protective Velveteen Pouch. Works with KSM44A.

A44AM

A44AM

ShureLock® Stand Mount. Works with KSM44A.

A44ASM

A44ASM

ShureLock® Elastic Shock Mount

RK383

RK383

Suspension Shock Mount Elastic Cord, Cristal (contains 2). Works with KSM44A.