Chicago, IL (April 29, 2022)—Shure has unveiled the KSM11, a new premium condenser microphone capsule designed to produce natural, transparent, high-clarity sound reproduction without need for additional processing when used in applications including live performance/recording, broadcast, simulcast and live streaming.
Engineered to combine the full low end and clear midrange typically found in dynamic microphones along with the high-end detail characteristic of condenser microphones, the KSM11 provides a high level of off-axis rejection and shock isolation for reduced handling noise. A dent-resistant hardened steel grille includes three-stage pop filtering for reduced plosives. The KSM11 is reported to maintain clarity even when performers cup the mic in their hands.
Shure KSM11 Wireless Microphone Capsule Launched
The capsule employs a proprietary ¾-inch electret condenser capsule with a uniform cardioid polar pattern that reduces off-axis phase distortion. Specs include a frequency response of 50 to 20,000 Hz, 151 dB maximum SPL, 71.5 dB S/N ratio, 128.5 dB dynamic range, 22.5 dB self-noise (A-weighted), and 10 dBV clipping level. Specs are based on a power requirement of 5 VDC from any compatible Shure handheld wireless transmitter.
The capsule can be used with Shure Axient Digital, ULX-D, QLX-D and SLX-D digital wireless systems. It is available in black or nickel finishes and weighs in at 5.23 ounces, yielding a smaller and lighter footprint when compared to other wireless capsules.
MSRP for the KSM11 is $899. More info here.