By: Shure
Microphones, Headphones & Wireless systems
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Handheld Vocal Microphone
The Shure KSM Microphone Series KSM 9 is a premium vocal condenser microphone that captures vocal subtlety with extraordinary detail to deliver clear articulation, functional flexibility and precise vocal reproduction for live performance.

Engineered to exacting standards, the KSM-9 reveals nuance and subtlety in a microphone optimized for the most demanding live environments. With its dual diaphragm design and switchable polar patterns (supercardioid and cardioid), the KSM9 is the choice for the world's most accomplished vocal performances.
Dual 3/4” gold layered, low mass Mylar® diaphragms provide superior frequency response
Dual polar patterns (cardioid and supercardioid) for maximum flexibility in a wide variety of performance applications
Class A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier provides transparent, extremely fast transient response with no crossover distortion and minimal harmonic and intermodulation distortion
Advanced suspension shock mount system that isolates cartridge from handling and stand noise
Premium electronic components, including gold-plated internal and external connectors
Three-stage grille reduces “pop” and breath noise
Cartridge Type Condenser (Electret Biased) KSM9
Frequency Response 50 to 20,000 Hz
Output Impedance 150 ohms (actual)
Phantom Power 48 Vdc ± 4 Vdc (IEC-268-15/DIN 45 596), positive pins 2 and 3
Current Drain 5.2 mA typical at 48 Vdc
Common Mode Rejection >60 dB, 50 Hz to 20 kHz
Polarity Positive pressure on front diaphragm produces positive voltage on output pin 2 relative to pin 3
Polar Patterns Cardioid, Supercardioid
Sensitivity (typical; at 1000 Hz; 1 Pa = 94 dB SPL) -51 dBV/Pa
Self-noise (typical, equivalent SPL; A-weighted, IEC 651) 22 dB
Maximum SPL @ 1000 Hz 2500 ohms load, 1000 ohms load 152 dB
Output Clipping Level 2500 ohms load, 1000 ohms load 6.7 dBV, 6.0 dBV
Dynamic Range 2500 ohms load, 1000 ohms load 48 Vdc phantom, 5.6 mA, 130 dB, 130 dB
Signal to Noise ratio 72 dB
Dimensions and Weight 49 mm (1 15/16 in.) maximum body diameter, 191 mm (7.5 in.) long; 300 grams (10.6 oz)

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