Dual pattern instrument microphone offers transition between cardioid and omnidirectional patterns and features extended frequency response, pad for handling SPLs, a gold-layered Mylar diaphragm, and a subsonic filter for low frequency rumble.

Main Features

  • A mechanical polar pattern switch for highly consistent cardioid and true omnidirectional polar patterns. Provides flexibility in a wide variety of recording applications
  • Ultra-thin, 2.5 micron, 24 karat gold-layered, low mass Mylar® diaphragm for superior transient response
  • Class A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier for transparency, extremely fast transient response, no crossover distortion, and minimal harmonic distortion
  • Premium electronic components, including gold-plated internal and external connectors
  • Subsonic filter eliminates low frequency rumble (less than 17 Hz) caused by mechanical vibration
  • Three-position switchable pad (0 dB, 15 dB, and 25 dB) for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPLs)
  • Three-position switchable low-frequency filter to reduce background noise and counteract proximity effect


What are the KSM141's main features?

The KSM141 is a dual-pattern end-addressed condenser microphone with a rotating collar, allowing easy switching between a consistent cardioid or true omnidirectional polar pattern for smooth and extremely focused sound reproduction. Designed for studio use, yet rugged enough for live applications, the KSM141 can withstand extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL). Its low self-noise and extended frequency response make it ideal for recording musical instruments.

What characteristics can I expect when using a KSM141?

The KSM141 microphone can withstand extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL). It has a high output level, low self noise and reproduces low frequency sounds exceptionally well. With a switchable polar pattern (omni & cardioid) and three-position switchable pad (0 dB, 15 dB, and 25 dB) the KSM141 is extremely versatile and can be used in studio or live settings.

Furnished Accessories

Amount Part Title
1 Case Single KSM141 Part A141C
1 Case KSM141 Stereo Pair Part A141SPC
1 Windscreen (Single KSM141) Part A100WS
2 Windscreen (KSM141 Stereo Pair) Part A100WS
1 Microphone Clip (Single KSM141) Part A57F
2 Microphone Clip (KSM141 Stereo Pair) Part A57F
1 Stereo Microphone Adapter (KSM141 Stereo Pair) Part A27M

Available Variants


Technical specifications

156 g
Height x Width x Depth:
146.0 × 20.0 × 20.0 mm
Frequency Response:
20 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency Response:
-37.00 dBV/Pa – 14.10 mV/Pa
Equivalent Selfnoise:
14 dB(A)
Sound Pressure:
139 dB, 164 dB, -25 Pad
Transducer Type:
Polar Pattern:
Cardioid, Omnidirectional
Switchable low cut:
3 Pin XLR
Interchangeable Capsule:
Main Functionality:
Headphone Output:
Requires Phantom Power:
11 to 52 VDC
Frequency Response Curve Image:
Shure KSM141 Dual Pattern Instrument Microphone Frequency Response Curve Image

Further Technical Specifications

Further Specs:
  • Switch
    • Attenuator: 0, −15, −25 dB
    • Low Frequency Response: flat; -6 dB/octave below 115 Hz; -18 dB/octave below 80 Hz


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