Large dual-diaphragm side-address condenser vocal microphone.
The KSM42 is a premium side-address, cardioid condenser microphone featuring a large dual-diaphragm capsule, optimized for world-class vocal recording and performance applications. With a tailored frequency response and extensive internal and external pop filtering, the single-pattern, dual-diaphragm design of the KSM42, which includes Prethos Advanced Preamplifier Technology exhibits an exceptionally smooth proximity control and ultra-wide dynamic range. The KSM42 is the premier choice for capturing sophisticated, powerful, and intimate vocal performances.
A milestone achievement in sound reinforcement, Prethos Advanced Preamplifier Technology employs transparent internal circuitry architectures that enable unprecedented audio quality and performance.
Highly consistent cardioid polar pattern creates a broad sweet spot and natural off-axis response
Prethos Advanced Preamplifier Technology exhibits extremely low self-noise with superior dynamic range, transient response and ultra-low distortion for transparent recording
Dual-diaphragm design with an active front, ultra-thin (2.5 micron) 24-karat gold, low mass, 1" Mylar diaphragm
Passive back diaphragm delivers exceptional control of low frequency proximity effect
Tailored low-frequency roll-off minimizes low frequency room noise
Integrated three-stage mesh grille guards against wind and breath noise
Open cage ShureLock rubber suspension shockmount with low-profile Popper Stopper magnetic pop filter produces a natural space between performer and microphone
Extremely low self noise for critical studio vocal recording
Premium electronic components and gold-plated internal and external connectors
Durable zinc die-cast housing and hardened low carbon steel grille
Internal shock mount to reduce unwanted handling and stand noise
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling
and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a
complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
Normal wear and tear
Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold