Shure KSM32/SL - Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphone

Model #KSM32/SL

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General Information

Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 126 dB (@ Maximum SPL, A-Weighted)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 81 dB (IEC 651)
Maximum Input Sound Level 139 dB, (@ 1% THD / 2500 ohm Load)
154 dB, (with Pad)
Power Requirements Phantom 48v, (+/-4v)
Output Impedance 150 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type, (Gold Plated)
Pad Yes, (-15 dB)
Low Frequency Roll-Off Yes, (-6 dB/Octave @ 115 Hz, -18 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz)
Dimensions 7.37 x 2.20" (187 x 55.9mm) LxDdiameter
Weight 17.3 oz. (490 g)
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
    In The Box
    • Shure KSM32/SL Studio Condenser Microphone (Champagne)
    • ShureLock Stand Mount
    • ShureLock Rubber Isolated Shock Mount
    • Protective Velveteen Pouch
    • Aluminum Carrying Case
    • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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