Anaheim, CA (January 21 2016)—On Wednesday evening before the kickoff of NAMM 2016, Shure unveiled the KSM8 Dualdyne Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone—reportedly the world’s first dual-diaphragm dynamic handheld microphone—to the press.
Designed primarily for live sound vocal performances, the KSM8 exhibited virtually no proximity effect and impressive off-axis rejection; as such, it requires no frequency-based “presence peaks” or roll-offs that are typical in dynamic microphones in order to overcome results of proximity effect.
Shure’s patented Dualdyne cartridge of the KSM8 features two ultra-thin diaphragms—one active and one passive—and an inverted airflow system. Additionally, its pneumatic shock mount offers rejection of handling noise without loss of low frequency response. Its build features include a dent-resistant, hardened carbon-steel grille design lined with hydrophobic woven fabric for plosive and wind protection as well as waterproofing. Its aluminum handle is available in a brushed nickel or black finish.
The KSM8 is also available as a handheld transmitter option for use with Axient, UHF-R, ULX-D, and QLX-D wireless systems and as a wireless capsule for use with other Shure wireless systems. Additionally, new KSM8 transmitters are now offered in a brushed nickel finish on ULX-D and UHF-R wireless systems.