Originally rolled out as the entry-level model in Shure’s studio-leaning KSM line, the 1" diaphragm FET condenser is a good fit for the SM Series with its improved specs, rugged housing and low-key looks. The normally champagne-colored KSM27, outfitted in a custom charcoal finish, can be seen on the desk in front of Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" set. KSM27 is a side-address condenser microphone with a cardioid polar ® pattern. KSM27 FRONT AND BACK GENERAL DESCRIPTION Th e Shure R KSM27 is a side-address condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern. Designed for studio use but rugged enough for live applications, the KSM27 has an externally biased 1-inch diaphragm, extremely low self-noise, and an extended frequency response specially tailored for vocal tracking and instrument recording. Shure describes the mic as having a more full-bodied sound than the KSM32, with a frequency response more like the KSM44's. Durable Shure construction features three separate mesh layers that reduce wind and breath noise. Enter the SM27, Shure’s side-address cardioid condenser that promises to be a worthy candidate for any working guitarist needing a jack-of-all-trades mic in the $300 (street) range. The Shure KSM27 Condenser Cable Professional Microphone can be used for a number of applications. According to the manual (which is written in six languages), the KSM27 can handle vocals and broadcasting; acoustic, electric, wind, and low-frequency instruments; drums and percussion; and choral and orchestral ensembles. The KSM32’s chart shows a flat, low-frequency response and an irregular contouring of the high frequencies between 2 kHz and 12 kHz. Shure has tailored the 27's frequency response very closely to the KSM44's in cardioid mode. Designed for studio use but rugged enough for live applications, the KSM27 has an externally biased 1-inch diaphragm, extremely low self-noise, and an extend- ed frequency response specially tailored for … Oh, and it can be used as an ambient room mic. The Shure® SM27 is a rugged and versatile large-diaphragm, side-address cardioid microphone. With an extended frequency response, the Shure KSM27 can handle any number of other tasks as well while consistently producing clear, true audio recordings. This mic is an excellent tool for anyone who wants to make professional recordings, no matter the instrument. 2 KSM27 BACK KSM27 FRONT 15 dB attenuator Low-frequency response switch FIGURE 1. Checking the printed frequency response curves supplied by Shure for the three mics, I confirmed my preference for the 27 over the KSM32. Low self-noise and extended frequency response picks up vocal and instrument nuances with clarity. Page 3: Shure KSM27. More like the KSM44, I found the 27 to have a sweet and smooth HF lift. Equally comfortable on the stage or in the studio. The Shure KSM27 is a side-address condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern. Features.