The Shure KSM 27/SL is a studio condenser microphone intended for general studio recording of vocals, instruments and ambiance as well as live sound reinforcement applications. The microphone features a side-address cardioid condenser element, providing a focused pick up while minimizing ambiance and noise at the off-axis sections of the microphone. Cardioid patterns are particularly useful while capturing in close proximity to monitors and noisy environments.
The 1 inch, externally biased, 24 Karat gold-layered Mylar diaphragm provides a smooth frequency response and warm sonic presence. The transformer-less output design and Class A circuitry result in a high output signal and low noise floor. A 3-position low-frequency roll-off switch eliminates hum and noise at low frequencies and an internal three stage "pop" grille reduces plosive and breath noises.
The KSM 27/SL features a cardioid pick-up pattern which is effective in minimizing off-axis noise and ambiance. Also particularly suitable for eliminating feed back caused by monitors.
Class A Circuitry
The Class A circuitry and transformer-less design result in high level output signal while maintaining a low noise floor.
Low Frequency Roll-Off
A 3-position low frequency roll-off switch eliminates low frequency rumble and noise.
15 dB Pad Switch
A 15dB Pad switch gives the KSM 27/SL even higher Sound Pressure Level capability, allowing close placement of loud sources such as drums, electric guitar, percussion etc.
The internal shock mounting design protects the element from damage and reduces noise caused by handling.