KSM32/CG Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Charcoal)

 

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The KSM32 is a premium condenser microphoneCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary which features an extremely flat, extended frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary to provide a perfectly transparent or neutral reproduction of the sound source.

Best suited to:
Brass, Vocal, Hihat, Overhead

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Strings

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Description:

What is the KSM32 best suited to?

The KSM32 can be used on an almost endless list of applications, some of which include vocals, acoustic and wind instruments, low frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary instruments such as double bass and kick drum and various overhead miking applications. The KSM32 is equally at home on the stage or in the studio.

What characteristics can I expect when using a KSM32?

You can expect a smooth, neutral reproduction with full character. The KSM32 is a clear, accurate and detailed mic with a full and extended bass response, although the inclusion of both gentle and steep high-pass filters allows the bass end to be tamed very effectively if need be. Performance characteristics also include very low self noise and high input SPL capability

What is the difference between the KSM32/CG and the KSM32/SL ?

The difference between the two microphones is the colour, as well as the accessories that are included with each model: 

  • KSM32/CG: Charcoal grey, comes with padded, zippered carrying bag and swivel mount
  • KSM32/SL: Champagne, comes with aluminum carrying case, velveteen pouch and spider shock mount

Features:

  • Class A, transformerless preamplifier circuitry eliminates cross-over distortion for improved linearity across the full frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary range.
  • Embossed, high-compliance diaphragm provides extended low-frequency response. Ultra-thin, gold-layered, low-mass, Mylar® diaphragm for excellent transient response
  • 15 dB attenuation switch for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL)
  • Switchable low-frequency filter provides greater flexibility to reduce background noise or to counteract proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary.
  • Integrated three-stage pop protection grille reduces "pop" and other breath noise
  • Internal shock mount reduces transmission of handling noise
  • Replacement cartridge: RK374

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): -36 dBV/Pa
  • Equivalent Selfnoise:

    13 dB(A)

  • Sound Pressure:
    • Pad off: 139 dB
    • Pad on: 154 dB
  • Weight: 490 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:

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In the box:

The KSM32/CG (Charcoal)

  • Padded, Zippered Carrying Bag (Part No: A32ZB)

 

 

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