Shure KSM137 Instrument Microphone Package (Cardioid)

Original price was: £419.00.Current price is: £349.00.

Great Quality Mic For Many Instruments

The KSM137 is a premium cardioid condenser instrument microphone with a switchable pad and low frequency filter.

  • Cardiod Polar Pattern
  • Subsonic Filter
  • Mylar Diaphragm
  • Minimal Harmonic Distortion
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The KSM137 is a premium cardioid condenser instrument microphone with a switchable pad and low frequency filter.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Piano, Choir & Orchestra, Strings, Acoustic Guitar, Drumset

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Brass, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

What is the KSM137 best suited to?

Recommended applications include the close-miking of acoustic and electric instruments, drum overheads, brass/woodwind, ensembles, and even bass instruments such as double bass and kick drum. The KSM137 is equally at home in the studio or in live applications.

What characteristics can I expect when using a KSM137?

The KSM137 microphone can withstand extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL). It has a high output level, low self noise and reproduces low frequency sounds exceptionally well.


  • A highly consistent cardioid polar pattern
  • 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 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 reduces background noise and counteracts proximity effect
  • Transducer Type : Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity (1 kHz): -37 dBV/Pa
  • Equivalent Selfnoise: 14 dB(A)
  • Sound Pressure:
    • Pad @ 0 dB: 139 dB
    • Pad @ -15 dB: 154 dB
    • Pad @ -25 dB: 164 dB
  • Weight: 100 g
  • Frequency Response Curve:

In The Box

  • Swivel Stand Adapter (Part No: A57F)
  • Windscreen (Part No: A100WS)
  • Carrying Case Single KSM137 (Part No: A137C)
  • Carrying Case KSM137 Stereo-Pair (Part No: A137SPC)