KSM8 Dualdyne Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone

 

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The KSM8 Dualdyne 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 DynamicDynamic mics have a simple, rugged construction and can handle very high sound pressure levels.Read moreGo to the glossary Vocal Microphone is the first-ever dual-diaphragm dynamicDynamic mics have a simple, rugged construction and can handle very high sound pressure levels.Read moreGo to the glossary handheld microphone specially suited for high-end vocal reproduction and sound-reinforcement control. The patented Dualdyne cartridge virtually eliminates proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary, masters off-axis rejection and provides signal clarity and feedbackSustained howl when a mic hears a loudspeaker already reproducing that mic's sound.Read moreGo to the glossary control.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Description:

Where should KSM8 be used?

KSM8 redefines dynamic microphoneDynamic mics have a simple, rugged construction and can handle very high sound pressure levels.Read moreGo to the glossary technology for leading performers and engineers. It virtually eliminates proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary and provides unmatched vocal accuracy with minimal EQ and processing and has been designed for use in large, complex sound systems. Providing absolute vocal clarity, KSM8 is suited for production studios, live performance venues and broadcast productions.

Characteristics of the KSM8

KSM8 has an extremely wide sweet spot, due to the design of the Dualdyne element and its ability to control proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary. Additionally, the neutral mid/high frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary means that there is little external processing required, resulting in consistent, natural-sounding audio, regardless of the artist’s mic technique and placement.

KSM8 Sweet Spot

How is Unidyne III different than Dualdyne?

The Unidyne III cartridge features a single diaphragm with a pneumatic shock mount. The advanced technology of the Dualdyne cartridge originates in the second diaphragm which has been added. Besides the active diaphragm, a second passive diaphragm has been implemented, which is part of the cartridge’s acoustic network that provides an unattained mastery of proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary.

Features:

  • Patented cartridge design featuring two ultra-thin diaphragms (one active and one passive) and groundbreaking inverted airflow system, which allows exceptional consistency of 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 polar patternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary throughout the entire frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary range.
  • Accurate frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary due to controlled proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary which allows for neutral mid-and-high frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary reproduction, resulting in the most natural sounding dynamic microphoneDynamic mics have a simple, rugged construction and can handle very high sound pressure levels.Read moreGo to the glossary available.
  • Exceptional control of proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary vastly increases working distance without on-axis coloration.
  • Off-axis attenuation is flat and broad resulting in superior quality of rejection of unwanted sound sources for increased vocal clarity.
  • The Dualdyne cartridge re-images the Shure Pumping Pneumatic Shock Mount design with specific resistances and precisely machined components that are fully integrated into the cartridge’s acoustic properties.
  • Patent Pending Diaphragm Stabilisation System (DSS) Technology protects and stabilizes the active diaphragm from unwanted excursion or rocking during plosives or impact, providing substantial protection against high frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary handling noise.
  • Cutting-edge cartridge manufacturing methods utilise ultra-sonic and internal laser welding to provide best-in-class mechanical reliability.
  • Neodymium magnet resides in a micro-injection mold of aerospace SoftMag material that maximises the magnetic field for maximum output level.
  • Dent-resistant, hardened carbon-steel grille design lined with hydrophobic woven fabric provides exceptional plosive and wind protection, while offering virtually waterproof protection.
  • Aluminium handle with brushed nickel or black finish

Specs:

  • Transducer TypeA transducer converts sound into an electrical signal. The two most common types are dynamic and condenser. Read moreGo to the glossary : DynamicDynamic mics have a simple, rugged construction and can handle very high sound pressure levels.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Polar PatternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.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: 40 Hz - 16 kHz
  • SensitivityThis is how mich signal a microphone produces for a given amount of sound.Read moreGo to the glossary (1 kHz): -51,5 dBV/Pa / 1,85 mV/Pa
  • Weight: 330 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:

In the box:

  • KSM8 Dualdyne Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone
  • AK8C Carrying Pouch for KSM8
  • A25E Stand Adapter

Comparable Microphones

KSM9
KSM9HS: Condenser Microphone with switchable polar patterns Hypercardioid and Supercardioid
KSM9HS
Beta 58A

Optional Accessories

RPM266
RPM268
AK8C

Video: KSM8 Inside Dualdyne

Video: KSM8 Unidyne to Dualdyne

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