KSM137

Cardioid Instrument Microphone

Cardioid instrument microphone delivers excellent sound isolation and superior transient response. It features a gold-layered Mylar diaphragm, preamplifier for transparency, subsonic filter to stop low frequency rumble, and a pad for handling SPLs.

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Product Details

The KSM137 is an end-address condenser microphone with a single cardioid polar pattern. Designed for studio use, yet rugged enough for live applications, the KSM137 can withstand extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL). Its low self-noise and extended frequency response make it ideal for recording instruments.

Versatile, durable, and precise, the KSM137 is an outstanding microphone for instruments ranging from percussion to wind, strings to brass, and piano to guitar.

  • 1 - A100C Case
  • 1 - A100WS Windscreen
  • 1 - A57F Stand Adapter
  • 1 - A100C Case
  • 1 - A27M Stereo Microphone Adapter
  • 2 - A100WS Windscreen
  • 2 - A57F Stand Adapter
  • Highly consistent cardioid polar pattern
  • Ultra-thin, 2.5 micron, 24 karat gold-layered, low mass Mylar® diaphragm for superior transient response
  • Class A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier for transparency, extremely fast transient response, no crossover distortion, and minimal harmonic and intermodulation distortion
  • Premium electronic components, including gold-plated internal and external connectors
  • Subsonic filter eliminates low frequency rumble (less than 17 Hz) caused by mechanical vibration
  • Switchable 15 dB pad for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPLs)
  • 3-position switchable pad (0 dB, 15 dB, and 25 dB) for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPLs)
  • 3-position switchable low-frequency filter reduces background noise and counteracts proximity effect

Performance Characteristics

  • Extended frequency response
  • Exceptional reproduction of low-frequency sounds
  • Can withstand high sound pressure levels (SPL)
  • Superior common mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interference

Common Applications

  • 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

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A53M

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Stereo Microphone Adapter

A100WS

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A57F

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Larger Windscreen for KSM141 and KSM137
February 22, 2018

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Shock Mount for KSM141 and KSM137
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Choir Miking - KSM137 or SM81
February 22, 2018

1) The KSM137 is quieter (less background hiss). 2) The self-noise level and the SPL clipping point.3) The KSM137 with the A81WS windscreen, and the A ...

KSM137 compared to SM81
February 22, 2018

The SM81 is:1) longer in length2) has flatter response below 100 Hz3) has a flatter response above 5 kHzThe KSM 137 is:1) quieter2) has a higher SPL o ...

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