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KSM9HS First Look from AES

At AES in San Francisco, we unveiled the KSM9′s younger sibling, the KSM9HS, which features switchable hypercardioid and subcardioid polar patterns. There’s a wired version, plus wireless versions available with the UR2 and ULXD2 transmitters.

What’s so great about hypercardioid and subcardioid polar patterns, you ask? The hypercardioid works well on loud stages, isolating the voice from monitor bleed even better than a supercardioid. On the flip side, the subcardioid, with its wider pickup angle, is suited to quieter stages.

Chris Lyons explains the particulars here:

So far, the KSM9HS has joined Kenny Chesney, Drive-By Truckers, and Cage the Elephant onstage.

Check out the KSM9HS product page on for more information.

NEWSFLASH: KSM9HS is a ProSoundNetwork AES Best Of Show Award Winner! We’re thrilled!

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