SHURE INTRODUCES KSM8 DUAL-DIAPHRAGM MICROPHONE
Shure has released the KSM8 Dualdyne cardioid dynamic vocal mic — the world’s first dual-diaphragm dynamic handheld microphone for vocals. The KSM8’s retro appearance is a nod to Shure’s rich history of microphone production and expertise. What’s impressive about the mic is its ability to provide virtually no proximity effect and outstanding off-axis rejection thanks to the patented Dualdyne cartridge that features two ultra-thin diaphragms — one active and one passive — and an inverted airflow system at the heart of the KSM8’s design. Shure even goes so far to say the mic doesn’t require the presence peaks or roll-offs typical of other dynamic mics, and virtually eliminates the need for EQ and processing. It’s also got a pneumatic shockmount system, offering the exceptional rejection of handling noise characteristic of Shure’s handheld mics. The KSM8 is available in a brushed nickel or black finish and will be available as a handheld transmitter for use with Axient, UHF-R, ULX-D, and QLX-D systems.