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Shure KSM32/SL

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  • Product Code: ksm32sl
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  • Retail Price: $686.99
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  • Class A, transformerless preamplifier circuitry eliminates cross-over distortion for improved linearity across the full frequency range
  • Embossed, high-compliance diaphragm provides extended low frequency response
  • Ultra-thin, gold-layered, low mass, Mylar diaphragm for excellent transient response
  • 15 dB attenuation switch for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL)
  • Switchable low-frequency filter provides greater flexibility to reduce background noise or to counteract proximity effect
  • Integrated 3-stage pop protection grille reduces "pop" and other breath noise
  • Internal shock mount reduces transmission of handling noise Some typical applications for the KSM32 are listed below. Microphone use, however, is largely a matter of personal taste. The KSM32 may be used for a variety of applications other than those listed.


  • Voice: solo, background, voice-over, broadcasting
  • Acoustic instrument: 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 ambience pick-up: guitar amplifier or drums Both the acoustic environment and microphone placement have significant effects on the sound obtained when miking a source. You may need to experiment with these variables to achieve the best overall sound for each application.

Technical Description:

  • Cartridge Type: Permanently-biased condenser
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Directional Pattern: Cardioid
  • Sensitivity (at 1000 Hz): Open Circuit Voltage š36 dBV/Pa (16 mV) typical (1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)
  • Self Noise (equivalent SPL): 13 dB typical, A-weighted (IEC 651)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (20 Hz to 20 kHz , 2500 W load): < 0.08%* for a 120 dB equivalent SPL input
  • Maximum SPL (20 Hz to 20 kHz, THD < 1%*):
  • 2500 W Load 139 dB (154 dB w/ attenuation)
  • 1000 W Load 133 dB (148 dB w/ attenuation)
  • Output Clipping Level (20 Hz to 20 kHz, THD < 1%*):
  • 2500 W Load +9 dBV (2.82 V rms)
  • 1000 W Load +3 dBV (1.41 V rms)
  • Dynamic Range (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 2500 W load): 126 dB (maximum SPL minus A-weighted noise level)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 81 dB (IEC 651)
  • Output Impedance: 150 W (actual)
  • Attenuation Switch: 0 or š15 dB
  • Low Frequency Response Switch: Flat, š6 dB/octave below 115 Hz, š18 dB/octave below 80 Hz
  • Power: Phantom Power: 48 Vdc 4 Vdc (IEC-268-15/DIN 45 596),positive pins 2 and 3
  • Current Drain: 4.65 mA typical at 48 Vdc
  • Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): 50 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Connector: Gold plated, 3-in (XLR) professional audio
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3
  • Dimensions: 55.9 mm (2.20 in.) maximum body diameter, 187 mm (7.37 in.) long.
  • Net Weight: 490 g (17.3 oz.
  • Conforms to European Union directives, eligible to bear CE marking; meets European Union EMC Immunity Require-ments (EN 50 082š1, 1992).

Furnished Accessories:

  • ShureLock Elastic Shock Mount (SL model only) A32SM
  • ShureLock Swivel Adapter A32M
  • Aluminum Carrying Case (SL model only) A32SC
  • Padded, Zippered Carrying Bag (CG model only) A32ZB
  • Protective Velveteen Pouch (SL model only) A32VB

Optional Accessories:

  • Foam Windscreen (Charcoal Gray) A32WS (Measured 0.6 m (2 ft) from a spherical sound source, free-field conditions)

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