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Shure KSM141 Multi-Pattern Microphone, KSM141/SL

Rotate the KSM141's collar to easily switch pickup patterns from omni to cardioid. Engage the -25 dB pad to capture even the loudest percussion sources. (9) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Shure KSM141 is a dual-pattern end-addressed condenser microphone with a rotating collar, allowing easy switching between a consistent cardioid or true omni-directional polar pattern for smooth and extremely focused sound reproduction. The KSM141 includes two KSM141, two windscreens, carry case and a champagne finish.

Features

- A mechanical polar pattern switch for highly consistent cardioid and true omni-directional polar patterns. Provides flexibility in a wide variety of recording applications
- Ultra-thin, 2.5 micron, 24 karat gold-layered, low mass Mylar(R) diaphragm for superior transient response
- 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
- Three-position switchable pad (0 dB, 15 dB, and 25 dB) for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPLs)
- Three-position switchable low-frequency filter to reduce background noise and counteract proximity effect

Designed for studio use, yet rugged enough for live applications, the KSM141 can withstand extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL). Its low self-noise and extended frequency response make it ideal for recording musical instruments.

Shure KSM141 Performance Characteristics

- Extended frequency response
- Low self-noise
- Exceptional reproduction of low-frequency sounds
- Can withstand high sound pressure levels (SPL)
- High output level
- No crossover distortion
- Uniform polar response
- Superior common mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interference

Sensitivity and Toughness

Meticulously crafted from premium components, KSM microphones are exquisitely engineered to capture the detailed sonic nuance of critical studio performances, while withstanding the rigors of the most demanding stage environments. Delivering a level of clarity, control, and durability that is simply unprecedented, KSM microphones represent the pinnacle of Shure audio innovation-- defining greater standards in audio performance.

Shure KSM141 Applications

Some typical applications for the KSM141 are listed below. Microphone use, however, is a matter of personal taste. The KSM141 may be used for a variety of applications other than those listed.

- 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

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.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Shure products.
- Cartridge Type: Permanently Biased Condenser
- Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
- Directional Polar Pattern: Cardioid/Omni-directional
- Output Impedance: 150 ohms
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
KSM141/SL
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 3 in
KSM141/SL ST, Matched Pair
Shipping Weight: 4 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. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. Shure KSM141 Microphone Customer Review
Sound: This is one of the few microphones that I have used that work excellent on both the kick and snare. A friend brought a pair of these to a drum session, we experiemented with the KSM141 and the Microtech Geffell M930 witch ended up not being able to handle the snare. Positioned the Ksm 141 aproximatly 10" from the kick, in hyper-cardiod pointing twards the beater. Excellent response with no eq. After switching the out the Geffell, we found the preformace equally pleasing on the snare, I was impressed by the KSM141 completely. Feature: Large diaphram bass response + high spl handling of a small diaphram, very impressive. Value: I'd say its one of the best condesor all-around instrument mics available.
Style of Music: R&B, Funk, Soul
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