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Shure KSM44 Large Dual-Diaphragm Microphone

Shure KSM44 Large Dual-Diaphragm Microphone
Item# KSM44SL
Factory List Price: $1,575.00
Sale Price: $1,102.50
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Product Description

The KSM44/SL is a multiple pattern (cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional), externally biased, dual large diaphragm condenser microphone with extremely low self-noise (7dB). Developed to meet the needs of studio recording musicians, the warm, rich sound of the KSM44 delivers exceptional performance, tailored to deliver vivid reproduction of voice for the most critical recordings. The KSM44 also offers great flexibility in a variety of recording applications, working well on acoustic and amplified instruments, as its capacity for managing high SPLs accommodates loud sound sources such as drums and guitar amplifiers.

Performance Characteristics

Extended frequency response

Very low self-noise

Exceptional low-frequency reproduction

High output level

High input SPL capability

No cross-over distortion

Extremely uniform polar response

Superior common mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interference


The KSM44/SL is designed as a premium vocal microphone for studio recording. Microphone use, however, is a matter of personal taste. Here is a non-exhaustive list of common applications:

Vocals -- solo, background, voice-over

Acoustic instruments -- such as piano, guitar, drums, percussion, strings

Wind instruments -- brass and woodwind

Low frequency instruments -- such as double bass, electric bass, kick drum

Overhead miking -- drums or percussion

Ensembles -- choral or orchestral

Room ambiance pick-up -- guitar amplifier or drums

Both the acoustic environment and microphone placement have significant effects on the sound obtained when miking any sound source. We encourage users to experiment with these variables to achieve the best overall sound.