KSM137 Cardioid Instrument Microphone

 

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The KSM137 is a premium cardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.Read moreGo to the glossary condenserCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary instrument microphone with a switchable pad and low frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary filter.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Piano, Choir & Orchestra, Strings, Acoustic Guitar

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Brass, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

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Description:

What is the KSM137 best suited to?

Recommended applications include the close-miking of acoustic and electric instruments, drum overheads, brass/woodwind, ensembles, and even bass instruments such as double bass and kick drum. The KSM137 is equally at home in the studio or in live applications.

What characteristics can I expect when using a KSM137?

The KSM137 microphone can withstand extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL). It has a high output level, low self noise and reproduces low frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary sounds exceptionally well.

Features:

  • A highly consistent cardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.Read moreGo to the glossary polar patternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Ultra-thin, 2.5 micron, 24 karat gold-layered, low mass Mylar® diaphragm for superior transient response
  • Class A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier for transparency, extremely fast transient response, no crossover distortion, and minimal harmonic distortion
  • Premium electronic components, including gold-plated internal and external connectors
  • Subsonic filter eliminates low frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary 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 reduces background noise and counteracts proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary

Specs:

  • Transducer TypeA transducer converts sound into an electrical signal. The two most common types are dynamic and condenser. Read moreGo to the glossary : CondenserCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Polar PatternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary:
  • Frequency ResponseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • SensitivityThis is how mich signal a microphone produces for a given amount of sound.Read moreGo to the glossary (1 kHz): -37 dBV/Pa
  • Equivalent Selfnoise:

    14 dB(A)

  • Sound Pressure:
    • Pad @ 0 dB: 139 dB
    • Pad @ -15 dB: 154 dB
    • Pad @ -25 dB: 164 dB
  • Weight: 100 g
  • Frequency ResponseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary Curve:

Downloads:

User Guides

In the box:

  • Swivel Stand Adapter (Part No: A57F)
  • Windscreen (Part No: A100WS)
  • Carrying Case Single KSM137 (Part No: A137C)
  • Carrying Case KSM137 Stereo-Pair (Part No: A137SPC)

 

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