Shure KSM9 Dual-pattern Condenser Handheld Vocal Microphone - Charcoal Gray

Handheld Dual-pattern Condenser Microphone with Cardioid/Supercardioid Patterns, Gold-layered Mylar Diaphragm, Transformerless Preamplifier, 3-stage Pop Filter, Mic Clip, and Carrying Case - Charcoal Gray
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Flexible Handheld Dual-pattern Condenser

Tailor-made for vocals, the Shure KSM9 brings both nuance and subtlety to your live performances. It captures vocals with incredible detail, exhibiting clear articulation and precise audio reproduction, while its dual-pattern design offers amazing flexibility in a myriad of applications. This premium handheld condenser microphone boasts dual gold-layered, low-mass Mylar diaphragms for superior transient response and proximity control, along with a transformerless preamplifier for super-transparent audio reproduction. The KSM9’s advanced suspension shockmount system minimizes handling and stand noise, while a built-in subsonic filter eliminates unwanted low-frequency rumble. A plosive-eating 3-stage protection grille rounds out the KSM9’s impressive features. If you want studio-quality sound in demanding live environments, the KSM9 is an excellent choice.

Superior build quality ensures top-shelf sound

Over 90 years of mic-building experience went into the KSM9’s design, and it shows. Its dual 3/4-inch gold-layered, low-mass Mylar diaphragms exhibit superior transient response and proximity control, while its Class A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier yields incredible transparency, lightning-fast transient response, near-zero crossover distortion, and minimal harmonic and inter-modulation distortion. What’s more, an integrated 3-stage pop filter stops breath noise in its tracks. Premium electronic components, including gold-plated internal and external connectors, add to the KSM9’s superior build quality.

A top performer with pro-level features

The Shure KSM9 is jam-packed with the pro-level features you’d expect from a microphone of this caliber. Dual polar patterns enable you to toggle between cardioid and supercardioid polar patterns, providing you with endless flexibility. An advanced suspension shockmount system isolates the mic’s cartridge from handling and stand noise. A built-in subsonic filter eliminates the sub-17Hz low-frequency rumble caused by mechanical vibration, while a 3-stage protection grille minimizes plosives, wind, and other breath noises. At Sweetwater, we’ve found the KSM9 to be a top performer — it’s a surefire easy way to elevate your live vocal performances.

Shure KSM9 Handheld Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Extended high-frequency response brings studio-quality sound to live vocal performances
  • Dual-pattern design (cardioid and supercardioid) offers amazing flexibility
  • Dual 3/4” gold layered, low-mass Mylar diaphragms provide superior transient response and proximity control
  • Transformerless preamplifier yields transparency, fast transient response, and near-zero crossover, harmonic, and inter-modulation distortion
  • Premium electronic components, including gold-plated internal and external connectors
  • Advanced suspension shockmount system isolates the mic’s cartridge from handling and stand noise
  • Subsonic filter eliminates the sub-17Hz low-frequency rumble caused by mechanical vibration
  • Integrated 3-stage pop filter stops breath noise in its tracks
  • Includes a mic clip and carrying case

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Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

  • Microphone Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Supercardioid
  • Diaphragm Size: 0.75" (19mm)
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz-20kHz
  • Max SPL: 152dB
  • Output Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 72dB
  • Self Noise: 22dB (A weighted)
  • Color: Charcoal Black
  • Connector: XLR
  • Weight: 0.66 lbs.
  • Included Accessories: Mic Clip, Aluminum Carry Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number: KSM9/CG

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Customer Reviews

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Rated 5/5

Best Mic Ever

I called Sweetwater to order a mic and was given some advise on this mic instead. WOW. So glad Adam took the time to introduce me to this awesome product. By far the best microphone I have performed with. Thanks Adam and thanks Sweetwater.
Music background: 60s, 70s, and 80s country music singer/guitar player
Rated 5/5

I Love This Mike

I had bought an inexpensive large diaphragm condenser mike a few months back to use on stage, but feedback was too big an issue to overcome. My ear told me that I didn't want to go back to a dynamic mike. I read about the SHURE KSM9 and its cardioid/super cardioid option. Could this be the anti-feedback condenser solution I was looking for? Answer: Oh yeah. Super clear, expressive, without the dynamic muffle. I run it through a Yamaha MG06X mixer, and I am complete. Don't worry about the price tag; it'll be the last stage mike you'll ever buy.
Music background: Stage musician for 40 years
Rated 5/5

Ksm9

I had been looking at this ksm9 for quit some time.
This microphone I bought is for Indian classical concerts. I was thinking between ksm9 and kms105
I had a chance to buy kms105 on sale on black Friday. Consistently reference of low to no feedback with ksm9 is what helped my decision. Feedback can destroy a otherwise great concert.
As soon as we did a test song. The clarity is amazing no feedback even with the microphone pointing straight at the speaker. No regrets.
Rated 5/5

Amazing quality!

Best sounding microphone ever! amazing sound quality.
Rated 5/5

Amazing Mic

My sales engineer at sweetwater has advised me several times to pick up this mic. I took his advice and he has never steered me wrong during our 10 year history. This mic is the real deal amazing sound clarity and response with no feedback issues. I have used tons of mics over the years and I promise you, you will be completely satisfied with this product. I am gearing up for a new album release and plan on picking up another KSM9 and a KSM9 wireless system before touring. Thanks again Paul ext. 1380
Music background: Singer songwriter,

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Mark Magdich

Having been a singer for well over 20 years, I have always looked for a microphone that would deliver excellent output and exceptional consistancy. The KSM9 is the first microphone that actually made singing easier! I could hear every thing I was doing! The supercardioid setting helped get my monitor volume up to a level that didn't have the soundman fighting with an EQ all night. I highly, HIGHLY recommend the KSM9 for every singer out there - no matter what style you sing!

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