KSM32 on August 18, 2015 | Marketing Team Embossed Single-Diaphragm MicrophoneEmbossed single-diaphragm, side-address microphone for highly critical studio and live sound productions.An embossed single-diaphragm, side-address, cardioid condenser microphone for highly critical studio recording and live sound productions. The Shure KSM32 offers an extended frequency response for an open, natural sounding reproduction of the original sound source.FeaturesClass 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.Ultra-thin, gold-layered, low-mass, Mylar® diaphragm for excellent transient response15 dB attenuation switch for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL)Switchable low-frequency filter provides greater flexibility to reduce background noise or to counteract proximity effect.Integrated three-stage pop protection grille reduces "pop" and other breath noiseInternal shock mount reduces transmission of handling noiseReplacement cartridge: RK374Performance CharacteristicsExtended frequency responseVery low self-noiseExceptional low-frequency reproductionHigh output levelHigh input SPL capabilityNo cross-over distortionExtremely uniform polar responseSuperior common mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interferenceApplicationsSome typical applications for the KSM32 are listed below. Microphone use, however, is a matter of personal taste. The KSM32 may be used for a variety of applications other than those listed.Voice -- solo, background, voice-over, broadcastingAcoustic instruments -- such as piano, guitar, drums, percussion, stringsWind instruments -- brass and woodwindLow frequency instruments -- such as double bass, electric bass, kick drumOverhead miking -- drums or percussionEnsembles -- choral or orchestralRoom ambiance pick-up -- guitar amplifier or drumsBoth the acoustic environment and microphone placement have significant effects on the sound obtained when miking a source. You may need to experiment with these variables to achieve the best overall sound for each application.