Shure KSM42/SG Large Dual Diaphragm Microphone

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Product Ref: 23042

  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • Dual Diaphragm Design
  • 60 Hz – 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • Low Profile Magnetic Pop Filter
  • Includes Open Cage Shock Mount

Shure KSM42/SG Large Dual Diaphragm Microphone

The Shure KSM42/SG is a professional grade dual diaphragm microphone which features a cardioid pickup pattern and Prethos preamp technology to produce low noise, high fidelity and superior dynamic response. The KSM42 condenser also incorporates an internal magnetic pop filter to provide a natural spacing between the sound source and microphone and is perfect for recording vocals. The Shure KSM42 includes an open cage ShureLock shock mount.

Product Ref: 23042

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Prethos Preamplifier Technology

The Prethos advanced amplifier technology offers extremely low noise, an impressive dynamic range and superior transient response due to the innovative circuitry design to deliver only the highest audio quality for professional applications.

Suspension Shock Mount

The KSM42 includes an open cage ShureLock rubber suspension shock mount and a low-profile Popper Stopper magnetic pop filter. This allows you to setup the microphone and shock mount always with the same distance.


  • Highly consistent cardioid polar pattern creates a broad “sweet spot” and natural off-axis response
  • Prethos Advanced Preamplifier Technology exhibits extremely low self-noise, superior dynamic range, transient response and ultra-low distortion
  • Dual-diaphragm design with an active front, ultra-thin (2.5 micron) 24-karat gold, low mass, 1-inch 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 shock mount
  • 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 to protect the cartridge grille from accidental drops or misuse
  • Internal shock mount to reduce unwanted handling and stand noise


  • Transducer Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 60 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: -37 dBV/Pa
  • Equivalent Self Noise: 8.5 dB (A)
  • Sound Pressure: 139 dB
  • Weight: 494g