Shure KSM8 Dualdyne - Black

Dual-diaphragm Cardioid Handheld Dynamic Microphone with Neodymium Magnet, Internal Pumping Pneumatic Shockmount, and Patent-pending Diaphragm Stabilization System - Black
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Dual-diaphragm Dynamic Delivers Smooth Sound

The first dynamic mic of its kind, the Shure KSM8 Dualdyne microphone combines two diaphragms, aerospace SoftMag technology, a patent-pending Diaphragm Stabilization System, and internal shockmounting to provide you with phenomenally smooth and consistent sound that will revolutionize your vocals onstage and in the studio. A massive sweet spot and minimal proximity effect provide dependable performance across a wide range of mic techniques. Combined with the way it naturally tames harsh upper mids, the KSM8 is ideal for both vocals and various instrument sounds.

Shure KSM8 Dualdyne Dynamic Microphone at a Glance:
  • Dualdyne cartridge kills proximity effect and smooths highs
  • Massive sweet spot accommodates highly active performers
  • Your new secret-weapon mic for taming harsh instruments
Dualdyne cartridge kills proximity effect and smooths highs

Thanks to its unique Dualdyne 2-diaphragm dynamic cartridge and reverse airflow design, the Shure KSM8 exhibits the lowest proximity effect of any standard-size handheld microphone Sweetwater engineers have gotten their hands on. As a result, you'll find this microphone ideal for vocalists who like to choke up on the mic. While it handles deep, booming voices beautifully, you'll be equally impressed by the way the KSM8 evens out upper mids, providing you with polished results, right at the mic.

Massive sweet spot accommodates highly active performers

If there's one word that best describes the KSM8 Dualdyne dynamic microphone, it's "consistent." Whether you're right up on the grille or considerably backed off, the sound is remarkably similar. This has two immediate benefits. First, if you're working with an active vocalist whose performance style brings them closer and farther away from the microphone, they can always be in the sweet spot, never sounding too thin or too boomy. Second, if you're recording overdubs in the studio, the KSM8 is a lot more forgiving than most microphones, so you don't have to worry as much about mic positioning if you're coming back to a session. And, as an added benefit of its breakthrough dual-diaphragm arrangement, the KSM8 also minimizes plosive pops, adding further consistency to your sound.

Your new secret-weapon mic for taming harsh instruments

While the KSM8 may be one of the most innovative vocal dynamic microphones ever created, it's also an absolutely brilliant instrument microphone. In fact, the same mellow and smooth upper-midrange handling that makes the KSM8 ideal for vocals takes the harsh edge off of brass instruments, honky guitar cabinets, hi-hats, and more. Once you start experimenting with this amazing microphone, you'll find yourself using it constantly, both in the studio and onstage.

Shure KSM8 Dualdyne Dynamic Microphone Features:
  • Handheld dynamic microphone introduces Shure's Dualdyne cartridge
  • Dual dynamic diaphragms and reverse airflow virtually eliminate proximity effect
  • Highly consistent sonic performance accommodates active vocalists
  • Internal shockmounting and Diaphragm Stabilization System reduce handling noise
  • Internal windscreen and capsule design dramatically reduce plosive pops
  • Rich bass response and smooth upper mids provide an incredibly musical profile
  • Ideal for vocals but also impressive on instruments that tend to sound harsh
  • Same rugged durability for which Shure mics are renowned
Discover the detail of Shure's KSM8 Dualdyne dynamic microphone!

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Tech Specs

Microphone Type Dual-diaphragm dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz-16kHz
Output Impedance 300 ohms
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 11.64 oz.
Manufacturer Part Number KSM8/B

Customer Reviews

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5/5

KSM8 Dualdyne Mic

Excellent mic with gracious sweet spot. Call Dan Overstreet for all your needs as I do. Thanks again Dan
5/5

Big fan

The new KSM8 mic is amazing! Before I purchased it from Sweetwater i checked out every review I could find and read them all . They had me convinced to give it a try although the price tag was a bit high as everyone said . I have used 57,s and beta 58,s forever and they are the industry standard in microphones . It's hard to believe how much better this mic really is . Solid construction , great looks and amazing sound . It is as everyone has said ,worth the money . I use shure 535 in ears with custom sleves from sensaphonics and with them you hear every time you move away from the mic . This mic gives incredible freedom to move off axis from it and still sound great . If you truly care about your vocal sounding its best then go the extra mile or two and get it from Sweetwater !
Music background: Worship leader
5/5

Love it

Almost no eq necessary....
5/5

Wonderful, Thank you Shure!

Wonderful! This microphone has the sensitivity of a condenser microphone with the warmth of a dynamic microphone! With most microphones you seem to get one or the other, but not both. At the end of the day, singing is all about storytelling and sharing with the listener. When I sing I'm looking for clean clear articulation in my words so that my audience understands the message and the warmth and richness of my voice to artfully play on dynamics in telling the story. This microphone delivers and both counts. So thank you Shure, thank you for working so hard to help us artists in making the world a better and richer place. You hit a home run with this microphone.
5/5

It Pleases Me

Sounds like a condenser but without the bleed (playing acoustic guitar & singing) like you'd get. Great big sweet spot (good for singing guitar players who move around alot), awesome proximity effect (just enough to still be able to get it when you want it). Dual purpose: live and studio -- or at least "project" -- recording. It's everything they say it will be in the promo videos. Very impressed.
Music background: Singer/Songwriter
See also: Dynamic Mics, Shure, Shure Dynamic Microphones, Shure Dynamic Microphones