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The KSM141 is a dual-pattern end-addressed condenser microphone with a rotating collar, allowing easy switching between a consistent cardioid or true omnidirectional polar pattern for smooth and extremely focused sound reproduction.

Designed for studio use, yet rugged enough for live applications, the KSM141 can withstand extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL). Its low self-noise and extended frequency response make it ideal for recording musical instruments.


  • A mechanical polar pattern switch for highly consistent cardioid and true omnidirectional polar patterns. Provides flexibility in a wide variety of recording applications
  • Ultra-thin, 2.5 micron, 24 karat gold-layered, low mass Mylar® diaphragm for superior transient response
  • Class A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier for transparency, extremely fast transient response, no crossover distortion, and minimal harmonic and intermodulation distortion
  • Premium electronic components, including gold-plated internal and external connectors
  • Subsonic filter eliminates low frequency rumble (less than 17 Hz) caused by mechanical vibration
  • Three-position switchable pad (0 dB, 15 dB, and 25 dB) for handling extremely high sound pressure levels (SPLs)
  • Three-position switchable low-frequency filter to reduce background noise and counteract proximity effect


CM3 - really THAT good? hardly any competition... I correct that - there is NO competition for that price. I choose them over Shure KSM141 all the time and they cost three times more, but you get cardioid and omni in one mic with the Shures... I prefer CM3 wide carioid even over KSM141 in omni -there could...

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Upgrade my classical music recording equipment: budget 1000 €

...converters pale in comparison. Buy fewer mics, and better ones. My recommendation on your budget is a pair of Shure KSM141's, which are good quality SDC's inspired by the (way more expensive) Schoeps MK5. The big advantage of these is the mechanical shutter that lets you change them from cardioid to omnidirectional pattern. There...

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What's in YOUR mic locker???

...10khz... I tend to agree more with the 2003 review from Sound on Sound. The most remarkable thing about the KSM141 is just how unremarkable it is - and that's sometimes exactly the tool you need. I'd be happy to pontificate further on it's merits, but any further discussion of this specific mic should...

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