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Shure KSM44A/SL Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone

BH #SHKSM44ASL • MFR #KSM44A/SL
Shure KSM44A/SL Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone
Key Features
  • For Voice, Instruments, Drums & Cabs
  • Cardioid, Omni & Figure-8 Polar Patterns
  • Switchable -15 dB Pad Hinders Distortion
  • Low-Cut Filter at 80 or 115 Hz
Featuring integral pop protection and shock-mounting plus a multipattern true condenser capsule and transparent Class-A circuitry with ultralow self-noise, the Shure KSM44A/SL large-diaphragm microphone is built to deliver excellent transient response, neutral tone, and the flexibility to handle most sound sources and mic configurations. Its flat frequency response and selectable settings—two low-cut filter options and a -15 dB pad—make the KSM44A/SL honest and versatile, so it can be used on anything from vocals and guitars to drums and piano.
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Shure KSM44A Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Prethos Advanced Preamplifier Technology
  • 3Impressive Performance
  • 4Three Polar Patterns
  • 5Excellent Transient Response
  • 6Subsonic Filter
  • 7-15 dB Pad
  • 8Low-Cut Filters
  • 93-Stage Pop Filter
  • 10Internal Shockmount
  • 11Accessories

Featuring integral pop protection and shock-mounting plus a multipattern true condenser capsule and transparent Class-A circuitry with ultralow self-noise, the Shure KSM44A/SL large-diaphragm microphone is built to deliver excellent transient response, neutral tone, and the flexibility to handle most sound sources and mic configurations. Its flat frequency response and selectable settings—two low-cut filter options and a -15 dB pad—make the KSM44A/SL honest and versatile, so it can be used on anything from vocals and guitars to drums and piano.

The cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8 polar patterns of the KSM44A/SL allow it work optimally as a close mic, room mic, or single mic for multiple instruments. The built-in pop protection utilizes three separate layers to minimize noise from vocal plosives, breaths, and even light wind. Internal shock-mounting helps to decouple the mic from sources of vibration that could otherwise transfer from the mic body to the capsule. Being a solid-state XLR condenser mic, the KSM44A/SL requires 48V phantom power. Since it comes with a ShureLock shockmount, ShureLock swivel adapter, velveteen pouch, and hard shell carrying case, it is equally ready for the studio and the stage.

Prethos Advanced Preamplifier Technology

Class-A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier for transparency, extremely wide frequency response, and no crossover distortion, minimizing harmonic and intermodulation distortions

Impressive Performance

4 dB of self-noise and max SPL of 131 dB for a total dynamic range of 127 dB (measured in cardioid mode with the pad off)

Three Polar Patterns

Multiple polar patterns including cardioid (picks up sounds directly in front of the mic and is least sensitive to those in back), omnidirectional (picks up sounds from all directions), and figure-8 (picks up equally from the front and back of the mic while rejecting sounds from the sides) for flexibility in a wide variety of recording applications

Excellent Transient Response

Dual, 1" externally biased, ultra-thin, 2.5 μm, 24kt gold-layered, low-mass diaphragms provide superior transient response

Subsonic Filter

Subsonic filter eliminates rumble from mechanical vibration below 17 Hz

-15 dB Pad

Switchable -15 dB pad for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL)

Low-Cut Filters

3-position switchable low-frequency filter helps reduce unwanted stand vibration noise or counteract proximity effect

3-Stage Pop Filter

Integrated 3-stage pop protection grille reduces plosives and other breath noise

Internal Shockmount

Internal shockmount reduces transmission of handling noise

Accessories

Includes ShureLock Cristal elastic shockmount, ShureLock Cristal swivel adapter, velveteen mic pouch, and hard shell carrying case
UPC: 042406186391

Shure KSM44A Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsLive Sound, Studio Recording
Form FactorLarge Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Instrument
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm1" / 25.40 mm
Polar PatternCardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
Pattern SelectionSwitched (Adjustable on Mic)
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
Pad-15 dB
High-Pass Filter115 Hz, 6 dB/Octave
80 Hz, 18 dB/Octave
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsHigh-Pass Filter, Pad, Polar Pattern
WindscreenBuilt-In
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPLCardioid: 134 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 2.5-Kilohms Load)
Cardioid: 131 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Cardioid: 150 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 2.5-Kilohms Load, with Pad)
Cardioid: 147 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load, with Pad)
Omnidirectional: 140 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 2.5-Kilohms Load)
Omnidirectional: 137 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Omnidirectional: 152 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 2.5-Kilohms Load, with Pad)
Omnidirectional: 149 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load, with Pad)
Figure-8: 139 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 2.5-Kilohms Load)
Figure-8: 136 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Figure-8: 151 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 2.5-Kilohms Load, with Pad)
Figure-8: 148 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load, with Pad)
Impedance50 Ohms
Load Impedance≥ 1000 Ohms
SensitivityCardioid: -31 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz (Open Circuit Voltage)
Omnidirectional: -37 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz (Open Circuit Voltage)
Figure-8: -36 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz (Open Circuit Voltage)
Output Level9 dBV (Max)
Dynamic RangeCardioid: 130 dB (1 kHz, 2.5-Kilohms Load)
127 dB (1 kHz, 1-Kilohm Load)
Omnidirectional: 134 dB (1 kHz, 2.5-Kilohms Load)
131 dB (1 kHz, 1-Kilohm Load)
Figure-8: 131 dB (1 kHz, 2.5-Kilohms Load)
128 dB (1 kHz, 1-Kilohm Load)
Signal-to-Noise RatioCardioid: 90 dB A-Weighted
Omnidirectional: 88 dB A-Weighted
Figure-8: 86.5 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise LevelCardioid: 4 dB SPL A-Weighted (Typical)
Omnidirectional: 6 dB SPL A-Weighted (Typical)
Figure-8: 7.5 dB SPL A-Weighted (Typical)
CMRR50 dB
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Power
Bus PowerNone
Operating Voltage11 to 52 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption5.8 mA
Physical
ColorSilver
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter, Shockmount (Included)
Included CaseHard Case, Mic Sock
Included FiltersNone
Dimensionsø: 2.2 x L: 7.37" / ø: 5.6 x L: 18.72 cm
Weight1.08 lb / 0.49 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.3 x 10.5 x 6.4"
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