The KSM353 and KSM313 ribbon mics are geared for miking vocals and performances, both in the studio and onstage.
The new modes use a patented ribbon material known as Roswellite, which offers higher tensile strength and more resilient shape-memory properties than a traditional foil ribbon.
Hand assembled in the U.S. from state-of-the art transducers, transformers and metals, the KSM353''s ribbon assembly provides rich low-frequency response, natural midrange and a rising response in the upper range. And it''s bi-directional polar pattern is uniform and symmetrical.
The KSM313 uses a “Dual-Voice” ribbon assembly, which enables the user to choose from two different sound signatures: Addressing the front of the microphone delivers a warm, full sound that is ideal for many instruments, while addressing the rear of the microphone results in a bright, articulate sound for vocals.
Prices: KSM353, $2,695 retail, $3,320 MSRP; and KSM313, $1,295 retail, $1,560 MSRP.