KSM353/ED and KSM313/NE - what is new?

FAQ #3937 Updated October 17, 2017

Question:

The KSM353 has been replaced by the KSM353/ED, and the KSM313 has been replaced by the KSM313/NE. What has been changed?

Answer:

As of October 2011, the KSM353 was replaced by the KSM353/ED:
1) An internal thread was added that surrounds the KSM353 XLR connector. This thread interlocks with the new A300SM Wire Rope Shock Mount with ShureLock®.
2) The new A300SM is supplied with the KSM353/ED.
3) The new A353SC aluminum carrying case is supplied with the KSM353/ED.
4) The new A300PC polishing cloth with Shure logo is supplied with the KSM353/ED.
5) The A353VB velveteen pouch is supplied with the KSM353/ED.

As of October 2011, the KSM313 was replaced by the KSM313/NE:
1) The KSM313 microphone has not been changed.
2) The new A300M Stand Mount with ShureLock® is supplied with the KSM313/NE. The A300M replaces the discontinued A313M monocle mount.
3) The new A313SC aluminum carrying case is supplied with the KSM313/NE.
4) The A313VB velveteen pouch is supplied with the KSM313/NE.

As of October 2011, these KSM ribbon microphone accessories are discontinued:
1) A313M monocle mount - for KSM313
2) A353SM shock mount - for original KSM353. If a new shock mount is required for an original KSM353, consider the Rycote Invision USM Shock Mount (part # 044901). http://www.rycote.com/products/invision_studio_kit/
3) Wooden box storage case.

Notes:
1) The original KSM353 microphone does not fit the new A300SM.
2) The KSM313 does fit the new A300SM, but the appearance is odd. A313SM is recommended.

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