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Review: Shure KSM32

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Submitted On May 24, 2013 by Contributor:
KSM32SL-large

Rating

Sound
80%


Build Quality
100%


Ease of Use
100%


Versatility
70%


Overall Value
80%


Total Score
86%

86/ 100

Review Details

Price: $549
 
Manufacturer:
 

Positives:

Great sound, not terribly expensive.
 

Negatives:

NO pattern options
 
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My Review

The Shure KSM32  is a large diaphragm electret condenser microphone utilizing a transformerless circuit.  It’s big brother, the KSM44a has the true 1″ condenser element but this mic sounds just about as good with its electret style capsule.  In fact, I have used this mic in conjunction with the KSM44a for M-S micing technique on overheads with GREAT results. The mic is heavy and very solidly built.  The grille has a rough outter layer on older version, unlike the fine mesh used by the 44, which newer versions now employ.  Even though the mic has a permanently charged electret, this mic requires phantom power (+48v) from your mic pre to power the on board pre circuit.  Other features include a bass roll off and -15db Pad.  The KSM32 can handle up to 126db of SPL which is ample to handle most situations.  The mic sounds great on vocals as well as on acoustic guitars and on lower toms. Like it’s big brother, there really are no bad points about the mic.  It’s clean, clear and sound phenomenal!  It’s priced right for the features and quality you get. 

Recommend to a friend

About The Contributor

meistudio


Full service boutique studio in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. In addition to recording media services, the studio also builds a great deal of custom studio equipment.

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