Shure KSM9 Dual Diaphragm Handheld Condenser Microphone for Live Stage Use

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Street Price: 

$699
Shure KSM9

This is a mic that's truly ready for the big stage, with its quiet operation, background noise reduction and Shure's brand of quality and reliability.

It lets you switch between Cardioid or Supercardioid polar patterns, both of which are well known for their feedback reduction qualities, with the Supercardioid having a tighter polar pattern.

It also comes with a 3 stage grille, built-into the mic capsule to prevent unwanted breath noise and popping sounds, it also comes with a special shock mount.

Specifications:

  • Type: Condenser (Electret Biased)
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid and Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz to 20kHz
  • Impedance: 150 Ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 152 dB
  • Applications: Live and recorded vocals
  • Power Requirements: 48v phantom power

Pros

The Shure KSM8 gets a lot of love from its owners, most of which point to its clarity and quiet operation. Vocalists also appreciate how Shure was able to minimize the effects of proximity. As expected build quality and reliability also come up quiet often.

Cons

Not much to talk about other than the price.

Overall

The Shure KSM9 is for those who are looking for a premium handheld condenser microphone and it's currently on our recommended list of Live Vocal Microphones.

Shure KSM9 Supercardioid Frequency Response Chart:

Shure Supercardioid KSM9 frequency response chart

Shure KSM9 Supercardioid Polar Pattern Chart:

Shure Supercardioid KSM9 polar pattern chart

Shure KSM9 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart:

Shure KSM9 Cardioid frequency response chart

Shure KSM9 Cardioid Polar Pattern Chart:

Shure KSM9 Cardioid polar pattern chart

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