Shure KSM8 B

Dynamic Vocals and Speech Microphone

  • With dualdyne double membrane technology
  • Minimal proximity effect and minimal axial sound colouration
  • The signal is received in its natural state for uncoloured reproduction
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 40 - 16,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 300 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: -51.5 dBV / Pa / 1.85 mV / Pa
  • Aluminium housing
  • Microphone mesh head is made of hardened steel
  • Colour: Black
  • AK8C zipper bag and A25E microphone holder included
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On/Off Switch No
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Color Black
Cable no
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Superb microphone
sandstone, 26.11.2018
For me as a one man band guitar player this mic is excellent choice, no more drop outs when I look at the neck of my guitar or down at my pedals or tablet. I have used SM58 my whole life and this is huge step up in sound quality. It looks great and durable.
At first I was hesitating considering the price but now I'm very happy I have invested some extra money in such a great piece of engineering. I still have couple of 58's as backup.
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Top quality from Shure.
RokVox, 15.12.2018
As you'd expect from Shure the build quality is excellent. Having used an SM58 for over 25 years a friend suggested I try a Sennheiser e945 as it made the SM58 sound as though you are singing through a blanket. I decided to try both the e945 and the SM58Beta. The e945 was the clear winner. Being a loyal Shure customer I decided to make the leap and try the KSM8. What a difference. Yes a lot more expensive than the e945 but worth every penny. It produces a clear natural sound and has needed no EQ tweaking... perfect straight out of the box. I have been using it for around 3 months and have had many comments on how my voice sounds so much more natural and clear. I would wholeheartedly recommend investing in this awesome mic.
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Hält genau, was es verspricht!
Onderson, 21.04.2018
Ich verwende das Mikrofon für Sprachkonferenzen und bedingt zur Aufnahme von Sprache im häuslichen Arbeitszimmer.

Das KSM8 ist für mich in gewisser Hinsicht alternativlos. Es zeichnet sich durch seinen stark reduzierten Nahbesprechungseffekt und demnach sehr großen "sweet Spot" aus, und trotzdem besitzt es eine ordentliche Richtcharakteristik (Niere).

Für meinen Haupteinsatzzweck - Sprachkonferenzen im akustisch wenig behandelten Arbeitszimmer - ist diese Kombination perfekt. Nebengeräusche (PC, Tastatur-Klimpern, Verkehr) sind kaum wahrnehmbar, und dank der Frequenzunabhängigkeit der Richtcharakteristik hören sich merkbare Nebengeräusche dennoch natürlich an. Auch muss ich dank dem KSM8 jetzt nicht mehr so stark auf den richtigen Abstand zum Mikrofon achten, da sich die Stimme sowohl in 20cm Abstand als auch bei Vollkontakt natürlich anhört.

Weitere Vorteile für mich sind das relativ kleine Profil (erlaubt freien Blick auf Bildschirm und Tastatur), und die robuste Bauart des Mikrofons - man merkt eben, dass es als Bühnenmikrofon konzipiert wurde.

Zum Sound an sich; hört sich für mich natürlich und meiner Stimme schmeichelnd an. Der bekannte "Presence Peak" anderer Bühnenmikrofone von Shure ist nicht oder kaum vorhanden. Selbstverständlich ist der Sound nicht so detailliert wie bei einem teuren Kondensatormikrofon (Transiententreue), aber das ist bei einem dynamischen Mikrofon der Physik geschuldet.

Fazit, das Shure KSM8 hält, was es verspricht.
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Manu T., 18.03.2020
Excellent micro! Équilibre spectral et dynamique très bon. Peu sensible au feedback, son très claire et précis. Très satisfait!
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