KSM42

Large Dual-Diaphragm Microphone

Dual-diaphragm cardioid microphone delivers exceptionally smooth proximity control and ultra-wide dynamic range. It features a natural off-axis response, a dual-diaphragm with a gold Mylar diaphragm, 3-stage grille, and internal shock mount.

Recommended Retail Price £619

Product Details

Why are there no switchable settings (pad, low-cut filter) on the KSM42?

The design intent of the KSM42 was to craft a large-diaphragm side-address microphone for the primary application of human voice in controlled environments. Much forethought went into crafting the dual-diaphragm capsule to guarantee superior proximity control and a generous and broad “sweet spot”, with extremely consistent sound quality below 1000Hz. With a max SPL of 139 dB and a gradual low-end frequency roll-off built in, pad and filter settings become redundant.

What is Prethos™ Advanced Preamplifier Technology?

Prethos™ Advanced Preamplifier Technology consists of highly sophisticated, extremely transparent internal circuitry architectures that enable unprecedented seamless audio, maximizing audio quality for premium microphone performance.

Suspenstion Shock Mound with magnetic Pop Filter

The KSM42 ships with an open cage ShureLock® rubber suspension shock mount and a low-profile Popper Stopper™ magnetic pop filter. This allows to setup the microphone and shock mount always with the same distance.

Premium components

The KSM42 features a dual-diaphragm design with an active front, ultra thin (2.5 micron) 24-karat gold, low mass, 1-inch Mylar® diaphragm, premium electronic components and gold-plated internal and external connectors.

  • 1 - A42SM Shurelock Rubber Suspension Shock Mount
  • 1 - A42PF Popper Stopper Magnetic Pop-Filter
  • 1 - AK42C Zippered Carrying Case
  • 1 - A42VB Protective Velveteen Pouch
  • 1 - A42OR Spare Set of Rubber Suspension Shock Mount O Rings
  • Highly consistent cardioid polar pattern creates a broad “sweet spot” and natural off-axis response
  • Prethos™Advanced Preamplifier Technology exhibits extremely low self-noise with superior dynamic range, transient response and ultra-low distortion for transparent recording
  • Dual-diaphragm design with an active front, ultra thin (2.5 micron) 24-karat gold, low mass, 1-inch Mylar® diaphragm
  • Passive back diaphragm delivers exceptional control of low frequency proximity effect
  • Tailored low-frequency roll-off minimizes low frequency room noise
  • Integrated three-stage mesh grille guards against wind and breath noise
  • Open cage ShureLock® rubber suspension shock mount with low-profile Popper Stopper™ magnetic pop filter produces a natural space between performer and microphone
  • Extremely low self noise for critical studio vocal recording
  • Premium electronic components and gold-plated internal and external connectors
  • Durable zinc die-cast housing and hardened low carbon steel to protect the cartridge grille from accidental drops or misuse
  • Internal shock mount to reduce unwanted handling and stand noise
£619 Recommended Retail Price

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Accessories

A32M

A32M Swivel Mount

A42PF

A42PF Popstop Windscreen

A42SM

A42SM Elastic-Suspension Shock Mount

A42VB

A42VB Velveteen Pouch

A42OR

A42OR Elastic Bands for KSM42 Shock Mount

A32WS

A32WS Microphone Windscreen

AK42C

Zippered Carrying Case for KSM42

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