KSM44A Large Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

 

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The KSM44A is a premium, large-diaphragm, side-address condenser microphoneCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary with multiple polar patternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary options. It features Prethos™ Advanced Preamplifier Technology for a ground-breaking threshold minimum of self-noiseElectrical noise in a system that is produced by the electronics in the system itself.Read moreGo to the glossary. The KSM44A is a premier choice for the highest level of professional studio and stage performance.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Brass, Strings, Hihat, Overhead

Condenser
Omnidirectional
Bidirectional
Cardioid
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Description:

What is the KSM44A best suited to?

As a multiple pattern (cardioid, omnidirectionalEqually sensitive to sound from all directions, but cannot be „aimed“ to isolate one area.Read moreGo to the glossary, bidirectional) condenser microphoneCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary the KSM44A offers great flexibility in a variety of recording applications. It is designed as a premium vocal microphone for studio recording but additional recommended applications include:

  • 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, electric bass, kick drum
  • Overhead miking -- drums or percussion
  • Ensembles - choral or orchestral

What is Prethos™ Advanced Preamplifier Technology?

Prethos™ Advanced Preamplifier Technology consists of highly sophisticated, extremely transparent internal circuitry architectures that enable unprecedented seamless audio, maximizing audio quality for premium microphone performance. With Prethos the KSM44A achieves groundbreaking specifications: 4 dB of self-noiseElectrical noise in a system that is produced by the electronics in the system itself.Read moreGo to the glossary with the 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 pickup pattern.

Not only for the studio

The KSM44A comes with all features that a premium and flexible studio mic needs: dual large diaphragmsLarge diaphragm mics add harmonics to the sound and are popular for vocal recordings.Read moreGo to the glossary with switchable polar patternsPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary for a nuanced, clear and full sound, extremely low self noise, high sensitivityThis is how mich signal a microphone produces for a given amount of sound.Read moreGo to the glossary, minimized proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary, 3-position low frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary filter. A spider shock mount and an aluminum carrying case come with KSM44A. With the rugged design and the 15 dB pad the microphone is also used on stage.

Premium Components

The KSM44A is built with premium components such as the dual 1 inch, externally biased, ultra-thin, 2.5 μm, 24 Karat gold-layered, low mass diaphragms. Internal and external connectors are gold plated.

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: OmnidirectionalEqually sensitive to sound from all directions, but cannot be „aimed“ to isolate one area.Read moreGo to the glossary, BidirectionalPicks up sound equally from in front and behnd the microphone.Read moreGo to the glossary, 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
  • 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): Cardioid -31 dBV/Pa; Omnidirectional: -37 dBV/Pa; Bidirectional: -36 dBV/Pa / Cardioid 29,8 mV/Pa; Omnidirectional: 14,8 mV/Pa; Bidirectional: 16,8 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent Selfnoise:
    • Cardioid: 4 dB(A)
    • Omnidirectional: 6 dB(A)
    • Bidirectional: 7,5 dB(A)
  • Sound Pressure:
    • Cardioid:
      • Pad off: 134 dB
      • Pad on: 150 dB
    • Omnidirectional:
      • Pad off: 140 dB
      • Pad on: 152 dB
    • Bidirectional:
      • Pad off: 139 dB
      • Pad on: 151 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:
  • KSM44A Frequency Response Curve

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In the box:

  • Shurelock™ Champagne Elastic Shock Mount (Part No: A44SM)
  • Shurelock Champagne Swivel Adapter (Part No: A44M)
  • Zippered Carrying Case for KSM44A (Part No: AK44C)
  • Protective Velveteen Pouch (Part No: A44VB)
  • Suspension Shock Mount Elastic Cord, Champagen (Part No: RK383)

 

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