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Shure KSM137 Condenser Microphones, Stereo Matched Pair

Record piano, acoustic guitar, drum overheads and more with a matched pair of Shure KSM137 small-diaphragm condensers -- a great all-purpose microphone. (11) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Shure KSM137 is an end-address condenser microphone with a 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 acoustic instruments, including low-frequency-range instruments.

Shure's KSM-series studio condenser microphones balance exceptional sensitivity and flexibility with unmatched durability to accurately capture the widest variety of sound sources. Finely tuned condenser cartridges give voice to each of these elegant recording microphones.

Features:

- Highly consistent cardioid polar pattern
- Ultra-thin, 2.5 micron, 24 karat gold-layered, low mass Mylar(TM) diaphragm for superior transient response
- Superior common mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interference
- 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
- 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
- Wide 20Hz-20kHz frequency response is superb for vocals and instruments

Applications: Acoustic instruments, overheads, and more

Some typical applications for the KSM137 are listed below. Microphone use, however, is a matter of personal taste. The KSM137 may be used for a variety of applications other than those listed. Both the acoustic environment and microphone placement strongly affect the sound obtained from miking a source. You may need to experiment with microphone placement and room treatments to achieve the best overall sound for each application.

- 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 -- guitar amplifier or drums

Accessories Included with Stereo Matched Pair:
- Champagne finish
- Break resistant mic clip
- 2 x A100WS windscreens
- Carrying case

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Shure products.
- Cartridge Type: Permanently Condenser
- Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
- Directional Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Output Impedance: 150 ohms (actual)
- Attenuation Switch: 0 dB,15 dB, or 25 dB attenuation
- Low Frequency Response: Switch Flat; 6 db/octave below 115 Hz;
- -18 dB/octave below 80 Hz
- Phantom Power 48 VDC
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 3 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-25-SHURE
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "nice overhead mics"
Overall: I have done a couple recordings with these now and I think they are just fantastic sdc's. I mainly use them for overhead drum kit micing and have recorded solo acoustic guitar with these as well. I have used oktava 012s, and the rode nt5s in the past and i have to say i prefer these which led me to buy my own pair from zzounds. To compare: the Shures have a nice present quality that is not as overbearing / harsh or as hyped in the hi mids as the the rode nt5s. Compared to the Oktavas I would say that these are a bit fussier about placement but a bit more rewarding once you get them placed correctly. I find the Oktavas sort of dark and un-exciting although very usable. I would love to shoot these out against my dream Neumann 184s but truly feel that these will keep me happy a long time, and even if i one day get together the cash for the neumanns i could still use these for other things to great effect. Great bang for the buck here.
Style of Music: rock, metal, punk
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