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Designed for live sound performances where vocal clarity and sound quality are absolutely critical, the KSM8 not only meets the most discerning quality and reliability standards, it also has the versatility to adapt to changing environments without impacting performance. The KSM8 will revolutionize dynamic microphones in the live sound industry by providing 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 that are typical of other dynamic microphones.

Meticulously crafted for exceptional vocal reproduction and sound-reinforcement control for world-class live performance in professional venues, the KSM8 features the purest cardioid polar pattern that Shure has developed 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 groundbreaking inverted airflow system.

As is the case with all Shure products, the world-class design and durability of the KSM8 is present in every aspect of the microphone. A dent-resistant, hardened carbon-steel grille design lined with hydrophobic woven fabric provides exceptional plosive and wind protection, while offering virtually waterproof protection. The aluminum handle—which is available in a brushed nickel or black finish—completes the KSM8’s clean and sophisticated design aesthetic that is a seamless addition to any stage.



  • Patented cartridge design featuring two ultra-thin diaphragms (1 x active / 1 x passive)
  • Ground breaking inverted airflow system
  • Exceptional proximity effect control
  • Accurate frequency response (neutral mid and high reproduction)
  • Off-axis attenuation is flat and broad for rejecting unwanted sounds
  • Dent resistant, hardened carbon steel grille
  • Hydrophobic woven fabric provides excellent plosive and wind protection


  • Cartridge Type: Dual-Diaphragm Dynamic (Moving Coil)
  • Frequency Response: 40 – 16,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Output Impedance: 300 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: -51.1 dBV/Pa
  • Polarity: Positive Pressure on Diaphragm Produces Positive Voltage
  • Connector: Three-Pin Professional Audio XLR (Male)
  • Housing: Die-Cast Aluminium 
  • Weight: 330g