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Shure KSM141/SL Condenser Microphone (Single Microphone)

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Shure KSM141/SL Condenser Microphone (Single Microphone)
Key Features
  • Switchable Polar Patterns
  • Constant Cardioid
  • True Omnidirectional
  • Class-A Design
The KSM141/SL from Shure is a switchable-polar-pattern condenser studio microphone designed for instrument recording and sound reinforcement. The capsule's pattern is switchable between omnidirectional and cardioid pick up. Omnidirectional offers a more generous pickup area while cardioid offers attenuation of noise and ambiance at the off-axis sections of the microphone. In addition, the microphone offers a wide 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response making it a flexible solution for a variety of applications. The KSM141/SL's element features a permanently biased transducer design resulting in clean, accurate signal reproduction and frequency response. The transformerless Class-A output circuitry provides a noise-free-output signal path while maintaining high gain levels.
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Shure KSM141 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Switchable Patterns
  • 3Class-A Transformerless Circuitry
  • 43-Position Low-Frequency Roll-Off Switch
  • 53-Position Pad Switch
  • 6Wide Frequency Response

The KSM141/SL from Shure is a switchable-polar-pattern condenser studio microphone designed for instrument recording and sound reinforcement. The capsule's pattern is switchable between omnidirectional and cardioid pick up. Omnidirectional offers a more generous pickup area while cardioid offers attenuation of noise and ambiance at the off-axis sections of the microphone. In addition, the microphone offers a wide 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response making it a flexible solution for a variety of applications. The KSM141/SL's element features a permanently biased transducer design resulting in clean, accurate signal reproduction and frequency response. The transformerless Class-A output circuitry provides a noise-free-output signal path while maintaining high gain levels.

There is a 3-position low-frequency roll-off switch, eliminating low-frequency rumble noise and counteracting proximity effect. The KSM141/SL handles high sound-pressure levels and features a 3-position pad switch providing attenuation at 0, 15, 25 dB. This allows for confident miking of instruments high in transient response such as drums, percussion, and brass. The microphone is also suitable for recording piano, strings, guitar, and woodwinds. The KSM141/SL ships with a case, a microphone clip, and a foam windscreen.

Switchable Patterns

The KSM141/SL features switchable polar patterns. Omnidirectional offers a generous pickup pattern suitable for recording ambiance, vocal groups etc. The cardioid pattern is tighter and provides effective rejection of off-axis signal.

Class-A Transformerless Circuitry

The transformerless, Class-A output circuitry provides a noise free output signal path while maintaining high gain levels.

3-Position Low-Frequency Roll-Off Switch

The KSM141/SL provides flexible low-frequency attenuation, eliminating low-frequency noise and rumble.

3-Position Pad Switch

The 0, 15, and 25 dB Pad switch adds greater SPL-handling allowing the microphone to withstand high audio levels without distortion.

Wide Frequency Response

The microphone offers a wide 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response making it a flexible microphone for a variety of applications.
UPC: 042406110143

Shure KSM141 Specs

Microphone
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternCardioid, Omnidirectional
Pattern SelectionSwitched
Pad-15 dB
-25 dB
High-Pass Filter115 Hz, 6 dB/Octave
80 Hz, 18 dB/Octave
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL145 dB SPL
Impedance150 Ohms
Sensitivity-37 dB at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range131 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio80 dB
Equivalent Noise Level14 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V
Operating Current Consumption4.65 mA
Physical
Dimensionsø: 0.8 x L: 5.75" / ø: 20.32 x L: 146.05 mm
Weight5.5 oz / 156 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.025 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.1 x 9.15 x 3.15"

Shure KSM141 Reviews

Poor Man's Schoeps

By Rocco
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-12

I record a lot of live mostly classical music concerts and recitals. I've got a panoply of microphones and wouldn't you know it my mainstay Schoeps had to go off for repairs to Germany (a 2 month turnaround at best). I also own an old pair of KSM 137, (which are TERRIFIC mics) but I dropped one, so it is also out for repair (Shure's turnaround maybe a week!). With one final concert before the end of the season I had no reliable SDC pair so decided to purchase these 141s and try them out in Cardioid ORTF in front of two vocalists. In comparison to the Schoeps or 137 or Neumann and by only one use there is a winner here that can tag along for spots, ambience or even mains. With the added choice for Omnis, which I have not tried yet, I am pretty confident the detail and trueness to sound and response should work out very well. I was told a while back by an old pro that the 137s and 141s are good substitutes for the Schoeps, the 141's similar to the MK5 capsules. Well worth it. My advice, don't drop your mics or pull out a live 48p cable! Power down and keep a steady hand.

natural uncolored sound

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-04-10

natural uncolored sound

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Here's what's in the box:Shure KSM141/SL Stereo - Dual-Pattern Instrument Microphone (Pair)Carry Case2 x Foam WindscreensA27M Stereo Microphone AdapterTwo stand adaptersTwo (2) Year Warranty
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