Tech specs of microphones comparable to the KSM8

Dynamic
Cardioid

No sound demo

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Digital
Analog
Wireless options

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 for high-end vocal reproduction and sound-reinforcement control.
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Freq. response:

40 Hz -16 kHz

Sensitivity

-51,5 dBV/Pa (1,85 mV/Pa)

Condenser
 
Clear
Info

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

Premium vocal condenser microphoneCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary that has a dual diaphragm design and switchable polar patternsPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary.
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Freq. response:

50 Hz -20 kHz

Sensitivity

-51 dBV/Pa (2,81 mV/Pa)

Condenser
Subcardioid
Hypercardioid

No sound demo

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

Premium vocal microphone, with switchable hypercardioidHypercardioid microphones pick up most sound from the front, and very little from the sides.Read moreGo to the glossary and subcardioid polar patternsPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary.
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Freq. response:

50 Hz -20 kHz

Sensitivity

-50,5 (Hypercardiod) / -53,0 (Subcardioid) dBV/Pa

Dynamic
Supercardioid

No sound demo

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

Wireless_icon Available Wireless:

Analog
Digital
Wireless options

DynamicDynamic mics have a simple, rugged construction and can handle very high sound pressure levels.Read moreGo to the glossary vocal microphone, a tailored frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary accentuates vocals, supercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary pattern isolates from other sound sources
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Freq. response:

50 Hz -16 kHz

Sensitivity

-51,5 dBV/Pa (2,6 mV/Pa)