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KSM32 Side-address Cardioid Condenser Microphone - Charcoal Gray (w/o Shockmount)

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KSM32 Side-address Cardioid Condenser Microphone - Charcoal Gray (w/o Shockmount)

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KSM32 Side-address Cardioid Condenser Microphone - Charcoal Gray (w/o Shockmount)

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Sale Price: $655.00 CDN
Original Price: $819.00 CDN
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The KSM32 is a premium side-address cardioid condenser microphone for highly critical studio recording and live sound productions. With an extremely flat, extended frequency response, the KSM32 provides transparent reproduction of the original sound source. A 15 dB attenuation switch allows the KSM32 to handle the high sound pressure levels (SPL) associated with drums, percussion, and ensembles, while the 3 position low cut filter helps counteract stage vibrations or proximity effect.

Performance Characteristics
• Extremely uniform polar response
• Extended frequency response
• Minimal self-noise
• Exceptional low-frequency reproduction
• Able to withstand high SPLs
• High output level
• No crossover distortion
• Superior common-mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interference (RFI)

• Class A, transformerless preamplifier circuitry eliminates cross-over distortion for improved linearity across the full frequency range
• Embossed, high-compliance diaphragm provides extended low frequency response and consistent off-axis rejection
• Ultra-thin, 2.5 m 24-karat gold-layered, low-mass Mylar® diaphragm for superior transient response
• 15 dB attenuation switch for handling extremely high SPLs
• Variable low-frequency filter provides greater flexibility to counteract proximity effect or to reduce mechanical rumble
• Integrated three-stage "pop" protection grille reduces plosives and other breath noise
• Cardioid polar pattern reduces the pickup of unwanted sounds
• Internal shock mount reduces handling and stand noise
• Superior build construction withstands daily use on the stage or in the studio

The KSM32/SL has a champagne-colored finish and comes with the following accessories:
- ShureLock® elastic-suspension shock mount
- ShureLock swivel mount
- Protective velveteen pouch
- Soft Carrying Case

The KSM32/CG has a non-reflective, charcoal-gray finish for situations where less microphone visibility is preferred, such as live sound and stage production. It comes with the following accessories:
- ShureLock swivel mount
- Padded, zippered carrying bag

• Brass and woodwind instruments
• Orchestras, choirs, and wind ensembles
• Overhead miking of drums and percussion instruments
• Close-miking of acoustic instruments such as piano, guitar, violins, drums, and percussion
• Low-frequency instruments such as double bass and kick drum
• Electric guitar and bass amplifiers
• Vocals and speech
• Room ambience

Note:Sound quality is strongly affected by microphone location and room acoustics. To achieve the best overall sound for a particular application, it may be necessary to experiment with microphone placement and room treatments.

Cartridge Type: Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
Output Impedance: 150Ω
Sensitivity: 36 dBV/Pa[1] (16.0 mV)
Attenuation Switch: 0 or -15dB attenuation
Low Frequency Response Switch: Flat, -6dB/octave below 115Hz, -18dB/octave below 80Hz
Self-noise: 13dB


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1 Day $15.00

1 Week $29.00

1 Month $58.00

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Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

How does the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty differ from most manufacturers' warranties?
  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
  • Product Replacement: If your product cannot be fixed or costs too much to fix, we will replace it with the equivalent model for no additional charge. If this is not possible, a full refund will be provided.
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Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty. Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Cosmetic Damage, Accidental Damage, or problems caused by Humidity or Temperature Issues are not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

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