Neumann KM 184 MT Cardioid Microphone w/ K 40 Capsule

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Cardioid Microphone w/ K 40 Capsule. Authentic, vibrant, transparent: Black
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SKU
KM 184 MT

 

 

This original Neumann product is covered by a warranty of 24 months. The warranty period begins on the date of purchase of brand new, unused products by the first end user.

Features:

  • Uniform cardioid pattern for impeccable off-axis performance
  • Linear frequency response with a touch of treble brilliance
  • Ultra-low self-noise (13 dB-A) for pristine recordings
  • Low impedance output, enabling long cable runs without loss
  • Transformerless circuitry for uncompromising sound integrity
  • Compact size for unobtrusive presence

Neumann KM 184: Pure Sonic Elegance
Unveil a world of pristine audio with the Neumann KM 184, a small diaphragm condenser microphone that sets the stage for sonic perfection. Crafted with precision, it features a uniform, frequency-independent cardioid polar pattern, capturing sound with remarkable transparency and unparalleled precision. From the delicate notes of classical piano to the thunderous beats of heavy metal drums, the KM 184 stands as a revered standard in studios and stages worldwide.

Faithful Sonic Reproduction
In a landscape where microphones often leave their mark on sound, there's a realm that demands faithful sonic reproduction, where the original acoustic event must remain unaltered. Enter the Neumann Series 180, designed to uphold the integrity of your sound while removing the artist's imprint.

Diverse Applications, Seamless Integration
The Neumann Series 180 comprises three distinct members: the KM 183 (omni), KM 184 (cardioid), and KM 185 (hypercardioid). These microphones cater to a range of stage and studio needs, offering varied pickup patterns. Unlike modular alternatives, the Series 180, including the KM 184, offers cost-effectiveness without compromise, a hallmark of Neumann's dedication to quality.

Exquisite Cardioid Precision
The KM 184 embodies Neumann's engineering brilliance. Its cardioid pattern is inherently frequency-independent, excelling in rejecting rearward sound even at low frequencies. Sound coloration is a thing of the past, even in multi-microphone setups and precision stereo/surround configurations. The KM 184's frequency response is flawlessly smooth and linear, with a gentle treble boost around 9 kHz for added brilliance. Its transformerless head amplifier ensures a dynamic range of 125 dB, preserving capsule integrity. With an ultra-low self-noise of 13 dB-A and a distortion-free capability of handling sound pressure levels up to 138 dB, the KM 184 is a true audio workhorse. Its low impedance output stage empowers cable runs of up to 300 meters (1000 feet) without loss.

Limitless Possibilities, Endless Soundscapes
The KM 184 is a universal microphone, lending its impeccable transparency to an array of studio and stage applications. From piano and percussion to drums, acoustic guitar, upright bass, strings, woodwinds, and brass, its versatility knows no bounds. Soloists and ensembles alike benefit from its superior off-axis behavior, making it a go-to for stereo and surround recording with impeccable imaging. While not optimized for vocals, the KM 184 finds its place in classical vocal recordings, where sonic authenticity reigns supreme. Visually discreet and perfectly suited for TV and radio, its compact size completes its appeal.

Specifications:

  • Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 15 mV/Pa ± 1 dB
  • Rated Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
  • Equivalent noise level, CCIR: 22 dB
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: 13 dB-A
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 138 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL): 72 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL): 81 dB
  • Maximum output voltage: 10 dBu
  • Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V ± 4 V
  • Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 3.2 mA
  • Matching connector: XLR 3 F
  • Weight: approx. 80 g
  • Diameter: 22 mm
  • Length: 107 mm
More Information
MPN KM 184 MT
Element Condenser
UPC / EAN 615104083899
Brand Neumann
Product Condition New
Availability In Stock