KSM137 Cardioid instrument Microphone

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Shure Incorporated
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In Stock: YES Total on hand: 2 As of 05/19/2022
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As low as $349.00

The KSM137 is a versatile, durable, and precise microphone. Outstanding for instruments ranging from percussion to wind, strings to brass, and piano to guitar.

Includes A27M Stereo Microphone Adapter

Exceptional reproduction of low-frequency sounds

Can withstand high sound pressure levels (SPL)

Highly consistent cardioid polar pattern

Ultra-thin, 2.5 micron, 24 karat gold-layered, low mass Mylar® diaphragm for superior transient response

Class A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier for transparency, extremely fast transient response, no crossover distortion, and minimal harmonic and intermodulation distortion

Premium electronic components, including gold-plated internal and external connectors

Subsonic filter eliminates low frequency rumble (less than 17 Hz) caused by mechanical vibration

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

3-position switchable pad (0 dB, 15 dB, and 25 dB) for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPLs)

3-position switchable low-frequency filter reduces background noise and counteracts proximity effect

Product Specifications

Cartridge Type Electret Condenser

Polar Pattern Cardioid

Frequency Response 20 to 20,000 Hz


Open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, typical

-37 dBV/Pa (14.1 mV)

1 Pa = 94 dB SPL

Maximum SPL

(1 kHz @ 1% THD)

No Pad

145 dB

139 dB

134 dB

-25 dB Pad

170 dB

164 dB

159 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio

A-weighted 80 dB

Dynamic Range

(@ 1 kHz)

5000 ohms load:

2500 ohms load:

1000 ohms load:

131 dB

125 dB

120 dB

Clipping Level

(20 Hz - 20 kHz, 1% THD)

5000 ohms load:

2500 ohms load:

1000 ohms load:

15 dBV

9 dBV

3 dBV

Self Noise

equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical 14 dB

Common Mode Rejection

(10 to 100,000 Hz) 50 dB

Switch Attenuator: 0, 15, 25 dB

Low Frequency Filter: flat; -6 dB/octave below 115 Hz; -18dB/octave below 80 Hz

Connector Three-pin Professional Audio (XLR), male, balanced

Polarity Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positivevoltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3

Power Requirements 11-52 VDC phantom power (IEC-61938)

4.7 mA, maximum

Net Weight 100 g (3.5 oz.)

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