The KSM42 premium side-address, cardioid condenser microphone features a large dual-diaphragm capsule, optimized for world-class vocal recording and performance applications. With a tailored frequency response and extensive internal and external pop filtering, the single-pattern, dual-diaphragm design of the KSM42 exhibits exceptionally smooth proximity control and ultra-wide dynamic range.
The KSM42 is the premier choice for capturing sophisticated, powerful and intimate vocal performances. KSM42/SG includes ShureLock® shock mount, Popper Stopper™ magnetic pop filter, aluminium carrying case, and velveteen pouch.
Highly consistent cardioid polar pattern creates a broad "sweet spot" and natural off-axis response
Dual-diaphragm design with an active front, ultra thin (2.5 micron) 24-karat gold, low mass, 1-inch Mylar® diaphragm
Open cage ShureLock® rubber suspension shock mount with low-profile Popper Stopper™ magnetic pop filter produces a natural space between performer and microphone
Prethos™ Advanced Preamplifier Technology exhibits extremely low self-noise with superior dynamic range, transient response and ultra-low distortion for transparent recording
Passive back diaphragm delivers exceptional control of low frequency proximity effect
Tailored low-frequency roll-off minimizes low frequency room noise
Integrated three-stage mesh grille guards against wind and breath noise
Premium electronic components and gold-plated internal and external connectors
Durable zinc die-cast housing and hardened low carbon steel grille
Internal shock mount to reduce unwanted handling and stand noise
The KSM42 premium side-address, cardioid condenser microphone features a large dual-diaphragm capsule, optimized for world-class vocal recording. The KSM42 was designed for studio vocals but is versatile on the live stage as well. It could also be used for Drum Overheads, Guitar Cabinets, Brass and for all you bluegrass and acoustic musicians out there this is the right mic to cover most of your needs.