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
•Extended frequency response
•Exceptional reproduction of low-frequency sounds
•Can withstand high sound pressure levels (SPL)
•High output level
•No crossover distortion
•Uniform polar response
•Superior common mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interference
Some typical applications for the KSM141 are listed below. Microphone use however is a matter of personal taste. The KSM141 may be used for a variety of applications other than those listed.
•Acoustic instruments -- such as piano guitar drums percussion strings
•Wind instruments -- brass and woodwind
•Low frequency instruments -- such as double bass electric bass kick drum
•Overhead miking -- drums or percussion
•Ensembles -- choral or orchestral
•Room ambiance pick-up -- guitar amplifier or drums
Both the acoustic environment and microphone placement strongly affect the sound obtained from miking a source. You may need to experiment with microphone placement and room treatments to achieve the best overall sound for each application.
Transducer Permanently Biased Condenser Polar Pattern Cardioid and Omni-directional Frequency Response 20-20,000 Hz Dynamic Range (Typical) 5000 ohm: 131dB
2500 ohm: 125dB
1000 ohm: 120dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio 80dB S/N ratio is the difference between 94dB SPL and equivalent SOL of self-noise A-weighted Maximum Input Sound Level 5000 ohm: 145 (160, 170)dB
2500 ohm: 139 (154, 164)dB
1000 ohm: 134 (149, 159)dB Power Requirements +48 VDC Phantom Power Output Impedance 150 ohms (actual) Output Connectors Balanced XLR Pad 0dB, 15dB or 25dB Pad switch Low Frequency Roll-Off Flat; -6dB/octave below 115Hz; -18dB/octave below 80Hz Dimensions 6.325 x 0.950" (162 x 24mm) (L x Diameter) Weight 6.9 oz (195 grams) Packaging Info Packaging Info Package Weight 1.71 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.55 x 8.2 x 2.4"