Shure KSM9 Cardioid & Supercardioid Handheld Condenser Microphone

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Shure KSM9 Cardioid & Supercardioid Handheld Condenser Microphone

Shure KSM9 Cardioid & Supercardioid Handheld Condenser Microphone

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The KSM9 is a premium vocal condenser microphone that captures vocal subtlety with extraordinary detail to deliver clear articulation, functional flexibility and precise vocal reproduction for live performance. 

Engineered to exacting standards, the KSM9 reveals nuance and subtlety in a microphone optimized for the most demanding live environments. With its dual diaphragm design and switchable polar patterns (supercardioid and cardioid), the KSM9 is the choice for the world's most accomplished vocal performances.

KSM9 microphones offer exceptional consistency across all frequencies, providing more gain before feedback, while decreasing proximity effect. With wired and wireless options and a choice of champagne and charcoal grey finishes, KSM9 offers the best combination for every performance. Shure UHF-R Wireless Systems feature KSM9 as the premier choice in handheld vocal microphones. KSM9 microphones are built to exacting Shure endurance standards, renowned worldwide and proven night after night, center stage. 
  • Dual gold layered, low-mass Mylar diaphragm design
  • Switchable polar patterns (supercardioid and cardioid)
  • Advanced suspension shock mount
  • Premium electronic components including Class A transformerless preamplifier circuitry
  • Gold-plated internal and external connectors, including XLR Output Durable aluminum housing
  • Champagne or charcoal grey finish
  • Full-range frequency response (50Hz to 20kHz)
  • Aluminum carrying case
Directional Polar Patterns
Sensitivity (typical; at 1000 Hz; 1 Pa=94 dB SPL)
-51 dBV/Pa
Self-noise (typical, equivalent SPL; A-weighted, IEC 651)
22 dB
Maximum SPL @ 1000 Hz
2500 ohm load: 152 dB
1000 ohm load: 152 dB
Output Clipping Level*
2500 ohm load: 6.7 dBV
1000 ohm load: 6.0 dBV
*100 Hz to 20 kHz;THD < 1%
Dynamic Range
2500 ohm load: 130 dB
1000 ohm load: 130 dB
Signal to Noise ratio**
72 dB
**S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self-noise A-weighted
Dimensions and Weight
49 mm (1 15/16 in.) maximum body diameter, 191 mm (7.5 in.) long; 300 grams (10.6 oz).
Cartridge Type
Condenser (Electret Biased)
Frequency Response
50 to 20,000 Hz
Output Impedance
150 ohms (actual)
Phantom Power
48 Vdc +/- 4 Vdc (IEC-268-15/DIN 45 596), positive pins 2 and 3
Current Drain
5.2 mA typical at 48 Vdc
Common Mode Rejection
>60 dB, 50 Hz to 20 kHz
Positive pressure on front diaphragm produces positive voltage on output pin 2 relative to pin 3

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