Shure KSM137/SL - Cardioid Microphone

Model #KSM137/SL

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General Information

Transducer Permanently Biased Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20-20,000 Hz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 5000 ohm: 133 (136)dB
2500 ohm: 128 (130)dB 1000 ohm: 122 (125)dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 75dB S/N ratio is the difference between 94dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self-noise A-weighted
Maximum Input Sound Level 5000 ohm: 150 (165)dB
2500 ohm: 144 (159)dB 1000 ohm: 139 (154)dB
Power Requirements +48VDC Phantom Power
Output Impedance 150 ohms (actual)
Output Connectors Balanced XLR
Pad 0dB or 15dB Pad switch
Low Frequency Roll-Off Flat; ­-6 db/octave below 115Hz; -­18 dB/octave below 80Hz
Dimensions 6.325 x 0.950" (162 x 24mm) (L x Diameter)
Weight 6.9 oz (195 grams)
Expert Reviews
10 August 2007

The Shure KSM32 in practice is an incredible workhorse in the studio. The fact that it is supposedly tailored doesn't prevent this microphone from fulfilling a great number of roles.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
5 May 2017

Great microphone in good price. I usually use it for the trumpet, and it has a warm sound which is unusual for the condenser microphones in this price range. It also allow me to record little details such as articulations and dainamics.

B h photo.32817553
5 January 2015

I run a municipal TV station and do most of the V/O work. Bang for the buck this is a great mic. i use it in conjunction with the Shure XLR to USB adapter straight into Adobe Audition.

B h photo.32817553
3 November 2014

This mic differs from most unidirectional mics in having an extended low frequency response. This makes it ideal for piano, orchestral and pipe organ recording. I used a pair of these mics in a DIN stereo recording pattern (mics placed about 8 inches apart and angled 90 degrees) to record the...

B h photo.32817553
26 August 2010

The KSM32/SL delivers what it promised. Great product and very happy with it.

Product Highlights
  • Condenser Transducer
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 3 Position Roll-Off Filter Switch
  • 3 Position Pad Switch
In The Box
  • Shure KSM137/SL Cardioid Microphone (Single Microphone)
  • A57F Microphone Clip
  • A100WS Foam Windscreen
  • European Threaded Adapter for A57F
  • A137C Carrying Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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