Shure KSM8 DualDyne
Dual-diaphragm dynamic microphone (Black)
Our take on the Shure KSM8 DualDyne by Crutchfield's Ken Nail
World's first dual-diaphragm dynamic handheld mic
Everybody claims they've got something new and better. But Shure backs up the talk with a mic that's truly a leap forward. The KSM8 dual-diaphragm microphone combines the exceptional performance and sound quality of a high-end studio mic with the road-worthy durability of a time-tested dynamic model. The secret is a ground-breaking dual-diaphragm design that combines two ultra-thin diaphragms with a new reverse airflow design.
The KSM8 is built tough, with a carbon steel grille (black finish shown).
Incredibly even response
This design virtually eliminates the proximity effect, the low-frequency boost that most dynamic mics produce when you sing right up on the screen. You'll appreciate this mic's outstanding stability, excellent off-axis performance, and a flat frequency response that minimizes the need for EQ or compression.
Your choice when you need the best
Whether it's for a lead singer or a top-end corporate event, the KSM8 will excel. The mic's cardioid pattern and large sweet spot guarantees an incredibly natural sound, and the microphone's sensitivity is stellar whether the incoming signal is low or high.
Shure quality throughout
The KSM8 is precision engineered with the attention to detail you expect from Shure. The hardened carbon steel grille is lined with water-resistant fabric that protects against wind, water, and pops. Inside the mic a patent-pending stabilization system minimizes handling noise while still providing exceptional low-end response. Reliability? Shure built its reputation on mics that will always answer the call when it's show time.
- dual-diaphragm dynamic microphone
- designed for vocals
- cardioid pattern for noise rejection and feedback resistance
- pneumatic shock mount system rejects external noise and vibration
- die-cast steel body and hardened steel mesh grille
- frequency response: 50-15,000 Hz
- sensitivity: -54.5 dBV/Pa
- output impedance: 300 ohms
- weight: 11.64 oz
- male XLR connector
- storage bag
- adjustable stand adapter
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Cardioid dynamic microphone (black finish)
- Microphone clip
- 5/8"-to-3/8" Thread adapter (installed in clip)
- Semi-hard clamshell zippered case
- User Guide
- Limited Warranty sheet
- Safety Precautions
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Features and Specs
|Application||For live & studio use|
|Max SPL||Not given|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: The Shure KSM8 Dualdyne microphone is the world's first handheld dual-diaphragm dynamic microphone. It is designed for professional vocal applications in live sound and studio environments. It comes with the A25E swivel stand adapter, a 5/8"-to-3/8" thread adapter, and a semi-hard, zippered storage case. The KSM8 comes in a black finish (this model), and a brushed nickel finish.
DualDyne: The KSM8 Dualdyne has a patented cartridge design with two ultra-thin diaphragms (one active and one passive) and reverse airflow technology. This design gives you an accurate, flat frequency response, more control over the proximity effect, and a truer cardioid polar pattern.
Rugged Design: The hardened carbon-steel grille is dent-resistant for unmatched durability. The inside of the grille is lined with a hydrophobic woven fabric that protects the element against wind, plosives, and water. It has a diaphragm stabilization system and a pneumatic element shock mount that protects the internal components from impact and plosives, and dramatically reduces handling noise.
Cardioid Pickup Pattern: The KSM8 has the purest cardioid polar pattern developed by Shure to date. It has phenomenal off-axis rejection and reliable feedback control.
Microphone Clip: A black, soft-flex swivel mic stand adapter is included with the KSM8 with a 5/8"-to-3/8" thread adapter. This adapter allows the mic clip to be attached to a mic stand with a wide variety of microphone stands.
|Frequency Response||40 Hz-16 kHz|
|Cartridge Type||Dual-diaphragm Dynamic (moving coil)|
|Open Circuit Sensitivity||-51.5 dBV/Pa (2.66mV)|
|Dimensions||Diameter: 1.922" |
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