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Neumann KM 185 Stereo Microphone Set, Black

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Neumann KM 185 Stereo Microphone Set, Black

The KM 185 is a state-of-the-art small diaphragm condenser microphone with a uniform, frequency-independent cardioid polar pattern. Its very natural, transparent sound with very low self-noise and high SPL capability have made the KM 184 a worldwide stage and studio standard for many applications ranging from classical piano to heavy metal drums.

The KM 185 is a universal microphone for studio and stage applications. Its transparent sound makes the KM 185 a superb microphone for acoustic instruments, such as piano, acoustic guitar, upright bass, violin, cello, wind instruments, drums and percussion. Its high rejection at 120° without off-axis coloration makes the KM 185 a perfect problem solver in demanding applications, such as recording the snare drum while suppressing spill from the hi-hat. Although the KM 185 is not specially optimised for the human voice, it is often used for classical vocals and whenever sonic authenticity is paramount. Due to its small size, the KM 185 is visually unobtrusive and well suited to TV and radio applications.

Features

  • Uniform hypercardioid pattern without off-axis colouration
  • High suppression of unwanted sound
  • Linear frequency response with a slight treble lift
  • Low self-noise (15 dB-A)
  • Low impedance output for long cable runs without transmission losses
  • Compact size, visually unobtrusive

  • Hypercardioid microphones
  • Pressure gradient transducers
  • Successor of the worldwide successful KM 83/84
  • Transformerless circuitry
  • Trouble-free operation also with unbalanced equipment (e.g., DAT recorders)
  • Set includes windshield and two different microphone clamps
  • Especially for recording situations when it is necessary to attenuate off-axis sound (lateral and rear) from other nearby instruments.
  • As XY stereo pair
  • Overhead, toms
  • To attenuate unwanted sound of nearby instruments
  • Recording of speech, as in TV, movie and video productions, PA systems
  • Produces especially warm and bass supporting sound for artists who perform in proximity effect range
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz-20 kHz
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 10 mV/Pa
  • Rated impedance: 50 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
  • Equivalent noise level, CCIR1): 24 dB
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted1): 15 dB-A
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR1) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 70 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted1) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 79 dB
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2): 142 dB
  • Maximum output voltage 10 dBu
  • Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V ± 4 V
  • Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 3.2 mA
  • Matching connectors: XLR 3F
  • Weight approx: 80 g
  • Diameter: 22 mm
  • Length: 107 mm

 

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