Shure recently unveiled its KSM8 Dualdyne cardioid dynamic vocal microphone at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim. The world’s first dual-diaphragm dynamic handheld microphone for revolutionary vocal reproduction and accurate sound reinforcement and control, the KSM8 extends Shure’s wired microphone line, which includes the Unidyne 55 and SM58 microphones.

Shure’s KSM8 Dualdyne cardioid dynamic vocal microphone is designed for live sound performances in professional venues where vocal clarity and sound quality are absolutely critical. The KSM8 not only meets the most discerning quality and reliability standards, but also has the versatility to adapt to changing environments without impacting performance.

Recommended for the live sound industry, the KSM8 provides sound engineers with a dynamic microphone that has virtually no proximity effect, a mastery of off-axis rejection and an output accuracy that requires none of the presence peaks or roll-offs typical of other dynamic microphones. Its ability to deliver unmatched vocal reproduction virtually eliminates the need for EQ and processing.

The KSM8 features the purest cardioid polar pattern developed by Shure to date, providing the most consistent on-axis performance regardless of the performer’s microphone technique.

The ability to virtually eliminate proximity effect and master off-axis rejection is powered by the patented Dualdyne cartridge of the KSM8, which features two ultra-thin diaphragms - one active and one passive - and a ground-breaking inverted airflow system.

Key features of Shure’s KSM8 Dualdyne cardioid dynamic vocal microphones include pneumatic shock mount offering exceptional rejection of handling noise without any loss of low frequency response; dent-resistant, hardened carbon steel grille design lined with hydrophobic woven fabric providing exceptional plosive and wind protection, and virtually waterproof protection; aluminium handle in brushed nickel or black finish for a clean and sophisticated design aesthetic; and handheld transmitter option for use with Axient, UHF-R, ULX-D, and QLX-D wireless systems, and as a wireless capsule for use with other Shure wireless systems.

Shure products are available from Jands, a leading Australian distributor of sound systems as well as lighting and staging equipment.