Shure Unveils “Bad A** Microphone”

Today at NAMM, Shure released the KSM8, in what product manager John Born says is “the world’s first dual diaphragm dynamic microphone.” He calls the new KSM8 the next step in Shure’s legacy beyond the extremely popular SM58.

According to the spec sheet, here are the list of new features for the KSM8:

  • Patented cartridge design featuring two ultra-thin diaphragms (one active and one passive) and groundbreaking inverted airflow system.
  • Exceptional control of proximity effect vastly increases working distance without on-axis coloration.
  • Accurate frequency response due to controlled proximity effect which allows for neutral mid-and-high frequency reproduction, resulting in the most natural sounding dynamic microphone available.
  • Off-axis attenuation is flat and broad resulting in superior quality of rejection of unwanted sound sources for increased vocal clarity.
  • Advanced Pneumatic Shock Mount design for exceptional rejection of handling noise without any loss of low frequency response.
  • Dent-resistant, hardened carbon-steel grille design lined with hydrophobic woven fabric provides exceptional plosive and wind protection, while offering virtually waterproof protection.
  • Available in select Shure wireless systems, compatible with all interchangeable Shure handheld wireless transmitters.

For more on the new KSM8, check out the product page here for the Black or Nickel models. And listen to the Full Compass NAMM GEARCAST podcast (above) for more details from Shure.

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