KSM8 Dualdyne™ Vocal Microphone

KSM8 Dualdyne™ Vocal Microphone

New Product — With two ultra-thin diaphragms and groundbreaking reverse airflow technology, the KSM8 Dualdyne™ delivers unmatched control of proximity effect, presence peaks, and bleed and requires minimal EQ and processing. 

  • Handheld microphone for live vocals and presentations
  • Dualdyne dynamic cartridge with cardioid polar pattern
  • Available in black and brushed nickel; wireless versions available for UHF-R®, ULX-D® and QLX-D® systems
  • Includes KSM8, clip, carrying case, and user guide

From $499

Product Details


Meticulously crafted for world-class vocal performances and presentations in elite venues, the KSM8 Dualdyne is the revolutionary dynamic microphone that only Shure could make.


  • Patented cartridge design features two ultra-thin diaphragms (one active and one passive) and a groundbreaking inverted airflow system

  • Exceptional control of proximity effect greatly increases working distance without on-axis coloration

  • Neutral mid- and high-frequency reproduction due to controlled proximity effect results in the most natural-sounding dynamic microphone available

  • Neodymium magnet resides in a micro-injection mold of aerospace SoftMag material, maximizing the magnetic field for the highest output level

  • Re-imagined Shure Pumping Pneumatic Shock Mount features tuned cavities, specific resistances, and precisely machined components fully integrated into the cartridge’s acoustic properties, delivering exceptional rejection of handling noise without any loss of low-frequency response

  • Patent-pending Diaphragm Stabilization System technology protects and stabilizes the active diaphragm from unwanted movement from plosives or impact

  • Dent-resistant, hardened carbon-steel grille design lined with hydrophobic woven fabric provides exceptional water, plosive and wind protection

Microphone Type
Polar Pattern
Frequency Response
Form Factor
Model Line

Available Options

KSM8/B Dualdyne cardioid dynamic microphone with zipper case and swivel adapter. Black finish.
KSM8/N Dualdyne cardioid dynamic microphone with zipper case and swivel adapter. Brushed nickel finish.
Type Dual-diaphragm dynamic (moving coil)
Frequency Response 40 to 16,000 Hz
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Output Level Open Circuit Voltage: -51.5 dBV/Pa(1) / (2.66 mV)

Additional specifications are available in the user guide.



    Securely mounts the KSM9 or KSM8 Dualdyne™ vocal microphone to a standard microphone stand.

    from $14


    Zippered carrying case for KSM8 Dualdyne™ Vocal Microphone.

    from $49


    Black replacement grille for wired and wireless KSM8 Dualdyne™ Vocal Microphone.

    from $80


    Brushed nickel replacement grille for wired and wireless KSM8 Dualdyne™ Vocal Microphone.

    from $80

Software & Downloads


File Language Type File Size
KSM Microphone Product Brochure English PDF 1.91 mb

CAD Drawings

File Language Type File Size
KSM8 CAD Drawing English ZIP 90.8 kb

Specification Sheets

File Language Type File Size
KSM8 Specification Sheet English PDF 461 kb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
KSM8 User Guide English PDF 586 kb

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