KSM42

Large Dual-Diaphragm Microphone

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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.

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This premium side-address, cardioid condenser microphone features a large dual-diaphragm capsule, optimized for world-class vocal recording and performance applications. With a tailored frequency response and extensive internal and external pop filtering, the single-pattern, dual-diaphragm design of the KSM42, featuring Prethos® Advanced Preamplifier Technology exhibits an exceptionally smooth proximity control and ultra-wide dynamic range. The KSM42 is the premier choice for capturing sophisticated, powerful and intimate vocal performances.

A milestone achievement in sound reinforcement, Prethos Advanced Preamplifier Technology employs transparent internal circuitry architectures that enable unprecedented audio quality and performance.

  • 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 grille
  • Internal shock mount to reduce unwanted handling and stand noise
  • 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
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A32M

Swivel Mount

A42PF

Popstop Windscreen

A42SM

Elastic-Suspension Shock Mount

A42VB

Velveteen Pouch

A42OR

Elastic Bands for KSM42 Shock Mount

A32WS

Microphone Windscreen

AK42C

Zippered Carrying Case for KSM42

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