Shure just updated their ribbon microphones which include new mounts, accessories and packaging.
In 2009 we acquired Crowley and Tripp and released the El Diablo and Naked Eye under their new names the KSM353 and KSM313. We knew the mounts for those products left something to be desired, and we wanted to bring them completely into the KSM family and give them the mounts they truly deserve.
I never thought I would spend 1.5 years creating a new shockmount, but I did...and it's amazing.
The wire rope design for the new KSM353 shock mount was created by our industrial design team, and through a year of testing and tuning, I think we’ve created the worlds most robust, most beautiful shock mount ever.
The KSM313 also received a mount update which replaces the previous monocle mount. The new mount is all captive and much easier to use and position.
All the mics received updated KSM cases and typical Shure KSM velvet pouches and a polishing cloth.
Their new names are the KSM313/NE and KSM353/ED. They replace their previous versions and the pricing remains the same. They are now available and they still feature Roswellite® Ribbon Technology for superior strength, durability, and exceptionally high MAX SPL (146dB conservatively). Acoustically the mics are identical. The KSM353/ED did receive a new bottom mechanical design to receive the ShureLock® Thread.
Recordinghacks.com just reviewed an arsenal of ribbon microphones of which these two models were present. The $60,000 Ribbon Mic Shootout | recording hacks
Lastly, they are still hand assembled, tuned, and tested to exacting standards in our facility located just outside Chicago in Wheeling, IL. Shure Americas | KSM313/NE Dual-Voice Ribbon Microphone | Ribbon Roswellite Shure Americas | KSM353/ED Premier Bi-directional Ribbon Microphone | Ribbon Roswellite