KSM353/ED Ribbon Microphone

 

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The KSM353/ED is a premium bi-directional ribbon microphoneA Ribbon Microphone uses a piece of very thin ribbon to capture the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary for world-class audio and performance (featuring Roswellite™ RibbonThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary Technology)

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Brass

Ribbon
Bidirectional
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Description:

What is the KSM353/ED best suited to?

The KSM353 is best suited to intimate vocal applications.

How is the KSM353/ED different to other ribbonThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary microphones?

Ribbon microphonesA Ribbon Microphone uses a piece of very thin ribbon to capture the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary are renowned for being extremely delicate. The KSM353’s high-tensile strength, toughness and shape memory of Roswellite™ ribbonThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary material replaces traditional foil ribbonsThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary for superior resilience at extreme SPLs and allows the microphone to be more durable.

The KSM313/ED and KSM353/NE microphones are both hand assembled in the USA from state-of-the art transducersA transducer converts sound into an electrical signal and is the heart of a mic. Read moreGo to the glossary, transformers and metals

Features:

  • Bi-directional polar patternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary delivers premier, completely symmetrical audio with superior off-axis rejection
  • Revolutionary Roswellite™ proprietary ribbonThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary material replaces traditional foil ribbonsThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary with high tensile strength, toughness and shape memory that provides superior resilience at extreme SPLs
  • Custom ribbonThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary motor assembly tailors bass response without attenuating the overall output for full low and mid ranges, and superior upper range presence from a rising frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Double-shielded matched full-sized transformer minimizes signal loss and maximizes output while reducing magnetic and RF interference from 90 degree placement, offset relative to the ribbonThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • 146 dB SPL across 30 – 15,000 Hz frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary ideal for capturing fast transients in vocals, acoustic instruments and concert halls
  • Legendary Shure quality and superior construction from hand-assembly of machined steel, silver, gold and aluminum materials, and housed in a pure stainless steel casing
  • Spring-loaded suspension shock mount for flexible, fully-isolated stand mounting
  • Upright protective wood case included for storage when not in use

Specs:

  • Transducer TypeA transducer converts sound into an electrical signal. The two most common types are dynamic and condenser. Read moreGo to the glossary : RibbonThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Polar PatternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary: BidirectionalPicks up sound equally from in front and behnd the microphone.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: 30 Hz - 15 kHz
  • SensitivityThis is how mich signal a microphone produces for a given amount of sound.Read moreGo to the glossary (1 kHz): -53,5 dBV/Pa / 2,11 mV/Pa
  • Sound Pressure:

    146 dB

  • Weight: 633 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:

Reviews:

Guy Massey, Multi Award winning Engineer (recent credits include working on remastering The Beatles back catalogue and The Coral):

"The KSM353 has become a favourite vocal mic of late. It doesn't colour the sound, needs very little in the way of corrective EQ'ing and handles high SPLs very well. The mic imparts great depth tonally. The singer sounds like they are standing in front of you when you listen back. I love it"

In the box:

  • 1x Zippered Carrying Case for KSM353/ED (Part No: AK353C)
  • 1x Metal Shock Mount (Part No: A300SM) 
  • 1x Velveteen Pouch (Part No: A353VB)
  • 1x Polishing Cloth (Part No A300PC)

Comparable Microphones

KSM313/NE
KSM42 Large Dual-Diaphragm, Side-Address Condenser Vocal Microphone
KSM42
KSM44A Multi-Pattern, Large Diaphragm, Side-Address Condenser Studio Microphone
KSM44A

Optional Accessories

A300M
AK353C
A300PC

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