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Shure KSM32 Embossed Single-Diaphragm Microphone, Champagne

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  • Cardioid polar pattern.
  • Utilizes an embossed, ultra-thin, high-compliance Mylar diaphragm
  • Low frequency filter virtually eliminates background noise
  • Shure-quality construction and pop protection.
  • 15dB switches pad for very high input SPL sources.
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Product Details

Color: Champagne
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2.2 x 2.2 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002GZK02
  • Item model number: KSM32/SL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,083 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 18, 1999

Product Description

Color: Champagne

Product Description

An embossed single-diaphragm, side-address, cardioid condenser microphone for highly critical studio recording and live sound productions. The Shure KSM32 offers an extended frequency response for an open, natural sounding reproduction of the original sound source.

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Designed for studio use but rugged enough for live applications, the Shure KSM32 side-address condenser microphone with cardioid polar pattern features a permanently-biased 3/4-inch diaphragm, extremely low self-noise, and an extended frequency response specially tailored for vocal tracking and instrument recording.



The Shure KSM32 microphone in champagne.

Key Features

  • 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.


    Frequency response.


    Polar pattern.
  • Integrated three-stage pop protection grille reduces "pop" and other breath noise
  • Internal shock mount reduces transmission of handling noise

Performance Characteristics

  • Extended frequency response
  • Very low self-noise
  • Exceptional low-frequency reproduction
  • High output level
  • High input SPL capability
  • No cross-over distortion
  • Extremely uniform polar response
  • Superior common mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interference

Applications
Some typical applications for the KSM32 are listed below. Microphone use, however, is 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 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

Specifications

  • Type: Permanently Biased Condenser
  • Frequency Response: 20­ to 20,000 Hz
  • Directional Polar Pattern: Cardioid/Omnidirectional
  • Output Impedance: 150 ohms (actual)
  • Attenuation Switch: 0 or -15 dB attenuation
  • Low Frequency Response Switch: Flat; ­6 db/octave below 115 Hz; -18 dB/octave below 80 Hz
  • Phantom Power: 48 Vdc +/- 4 Vdc (IEC­268­15/DIN 45 596), positive pins 2 and 3
  • Current Drain: 4.65 mA typical at 48 Vdc
  • Common Mode Rejection: ≥50 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity (typical, at 1000 Hz; 1 Pa = 94 dB SPL): -36 dBV/Pa (16 mV)
  • Self­noise (typical, equivalent SPL; A-weighted, IEC 651): 13 dB
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on output pin 2 relative to pin 3
  • Weight: 17.3 ounces

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Marley on January 4, 2010
Color Name: Champagne
The KSM32 is an outstanding studio mic - probably the cleanest, warmest sounding condenser priced under a $1000.00 This is a "best choice" for drum overheads... using just one of these will produce a superior kit sound than using a matched pair of just about anything else. Add a SM57 right alongside the snare head and a BETA58A directly in front of the kick and you have a "Shure" bet for a great drum kit recording with three mics. The KSM32 is preferred by many recording engineers over the top of the line (and most expensive) KSM44 - which can sound a little "brittle" or "bright" to some users. These mics are terrific on piano, wind instruments, guitar cabinets and all manner of percussion. Several saxophone players (both tenor and alto) have commented that they've like the recordings I've made with KSM32's better than any other mic selection they'd encountered.
I've had no experience with them on strings, but I'm confident they would also capture a violin or cello with honest clarity and warmth.
Shure condenser mics are built like tanks and the strength of the grill to resist dings is legendary. The fit and finish is world class. These guys even sound good through the inexpensive mic-pre's installed on home multi-track units, like Korg, Zoom, etc. If you aren't in a position to shell out several thousand for a Neumann U-87, then get hold of a Shure KSM/32 (or two) and be ready for some amazingly good recordings.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Wik on December 10, 2006
Color Name: Champagne
I work in broadcasting and have used this mic for various voice over sessions. The talents love the sound and always request this mic. I've heard them whine when my mic is not available...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Javiero on November 1, 2011
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This Mic is very very good. I bought one twelve years ago and still works!!! I bought this one for recording in stereo
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Hazelwood on September 23, 2011
Color Name: Champagne
I paid right arround $500 FOR a brand new KSM32...and my KSM44 together from a music store in Memphis...but everything they say is true...the only mic under $1000 that tops this is the AT4047.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Toriano Bolden on January 18, 2014
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One of the warmest sounding mics I have ever owned. Can't ever imagine NOT using this little powerful beauty! In love.
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