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Shure KSM141/SL

Dual-Pattern (Cardioid/Omnidirectional) Studio Condenser Microphone (Champagne), Windscreen and Carrying Case

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Shure KSM141/SL

The KSM141 is a dual-pattern end-addressed condenser microphone with a rotating collar, allowing easy switching between a consistent cardioid or true omnidirectional polar pattern for smooth and extremely focused sound reproduction.

Designed for studio use, yet rugged enough for live applications, the KSM141 can withstand extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL). Its low self-noise and extended frequency response make it ideal for recording musical instruments.

Product Features:

  • A mechanical polar pattern switch for highly consistent cardioid and true omnidirectional polar patterns. Provides flexibility in a wide variety of recording applications
  • Extended frequency response
  • Low self-noise
  • Exceptional reproduction of low-frequency sounds
  • Can withstand high sound pressure levels (SPL)
  • High output level
  • No crossover distortion
  • Uniform polar response
  • Superior common mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interference
  • Ultra-thin, 2.5 micron, 24 karat gold-layered, low mass MylarŪ 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
  • Three-position switchable pad (0 dB, 15 dB, and 25 dB) for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPLs)
  • Three-position switchable low-frequency filter to reduce background noise and counteract proximity effect
  • Also found as: KSM141, KSM141-SL, KSM141/SL, KSM141SL
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Applications:
  • Acoustic instruments: such as piano, guitar, drums, percussion, strings
  • Wind instruments: brass and woodwind
  • Low frequency instruments: such as double bass, electric bass, kick drum
  • Overhead miking: drums or percussion
  • Ensembles: choral or orchestral
  • Room ambiance pick-up: guitar amplifier or drums
Microphone Specifications:
  • Cartridge Type: Permanently Biased Condenser
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Directional Polar Pattern: Cardioid/Omnidirectional
  • Output Impedance: 150 ohms (actual)
  • Attenuation Switch: 0 dB, 15 dB, or 25 dB attenuation
  • Low Frequency Response Switch: Flat; -6 db/octave below 115 Hz
  • Phantom Power: 48 Vdc +/- 4 Vdc (IEC­268­15/DIN 45 596), positive pins 2 and 3
  • Current Drain: 4.65 mA typical at 48 Vdc
  • Common Mode Rejection: >50 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on output pin 2 relative to pin 3
  • Dimensions: 20 mm (0.8 in.) diameter, 146 mm (5.75 in.) long
  • Weight: 156 grams (5.5 oz.)
  • Sensitivity (typical, at 1000 Hz; 1 Pa = 94 dB SPL): -37 dBV/Pa
  • Self­noise (typical, equivalent SPL; A-weighted, IEC 651): 14 dB

Microphone Specifications

Microphone Type
This is the type of microphone included with the purchase of the item.

Wireless:All of these microphones can be used without the necessity of wires or cables to connect them. They usually come with a receiver that connects to the input device where the audio signal is being sent.

Shotgun: These microphones are suspended on a boom and are used primarily in video production and broadcasting.

Lavaliere: These microphones are clipped on to the lapel or tie of the talent for broadcast and video production audio.

Table Top: These microphones are designed with a built in stand or to be placed on a table top stand to be used for broadcasting and podcasting applications.

Headset: These microphones are to be worn on the head typically for live performance and theater production.

Handheld: These microphones are held in the hand and are used in a wide range of applications primarily vocals and public address.

Clamp On: These microphones attach directly on to an instrument.

Drum Package: These microphones are an all in one package for drums typically made of dynamic Kick, Snare, Tom, and a stereo condenser pair of overhead mics for Cymbals.

Instrument
Number of Microphones
This is the number of microphones that are included in the package.
1
Polar Patterns
The polar pattern of a microphone determines how sensitive it is to receiving sounds as they arrive at different angles.
Cardioid
Transducer Type
The transducer type is the manner in which the audio signal is converted into an electrical signal.
Condenser
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
-37 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
80 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Level
This is the maximum sound pressure level that the microphone is capable of accepting and transferring into an electrical signal.
170 dB
Output Impedance
This is the amount of impedance that the microphone allows.
150 ohms
Power Requirement
Condenser microphones require an external power source to operate. Typically a +48v DC charge commonly refereed to as Phantom Power.
+48v (Phantom)
Connection Type
This is the manner in which the microphone connects to the source unit. For wired microphones, this is the connector that directly connects the microphone to the mixer (or other input source unit). For wireless microphones, this is the connection that connects the microphones receiver to the mixer (or other input source unit).
XLR

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KSM141/SL

UPC

042406110143

Weight

0.33lbs

Internal SKU

ksm141sl

Internal Product ID

30896

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Shure KSM141/SL

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