The SHURE's KSM353 is a hand-assembled ribbon microphone that can perform across a large frequency range without losing the natural features that make ribbon mics so appealing. This dynamic microphone can tolerate up to 146dB, and handle everything from vocals to instruments. KSM353 features a stronger element constructed of Roswellite, which has superior "form memory" than traditional materials. This means that the KSM353 can sustain high SPLs while maintaining the smooth ribbon-mic character user searching for. This mic also has a strong upper-range presence. This hand-assembled mic is made of high-quality machined steel, silver, gold, and aluminium components, and you can count on it to be a long-term fixture in your studio. On axis, the KSM353 also offers perfectly symmetrical sounds, with excellent off-axis rejection.