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The Neumann KM 184 small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone combines impeccable sonic performance and robust build quality in a space-saving design. Perfect for recording acoustic instruments, percussion, strings, and vocals in project and professional studios alike, the KM 184 captures sound with stunning realism, sensitivity and clarity. Its transformerless circuitry and pressure-gradient transducer yield a frequency response free of coloration and distortion, even off-axis, allowing it to handle sound pressure levels up to an incredible 138 dB.

Neumann Capsule Technology: Unparalleled Accuracy and Detail

At the heart of the KM 184's lifelike sound is Neumann's handcrafted condenser capsule, which has been meticulously engineered to translate sonic nuance into electrical signals with peerless precision. The result is a microphone able to capture the subtle textures, timbres and dynamics that shape the character of any source.

Compact and Roadworthy

Despite its formidable capabilities, the KM 184 has a low-profile chassis measuring just 80mm in length. Its rugged yet lightweight design makes it ideal for location recording, allowing engineers to capture professional-grade audio anywhere inspiration strikes.

Transformerless Circuitry: Pristine Signal Path

The KM 184's transformerless output stage provides a clear, uncolored signal path from capsule to converter. Without the phase shift and roll-off associated with transformers, the mic exhibits an extended frequency range, greater transient response and lower self-noise. The result is audio of stunning depth, openness and realism.

Time-Tested Reliability

Like all Neumann microphones, the KM 184 is handcrafted in Germany to the most exacting standards. Its durable components and thoughtful engineering ensure years of flawless performance, even under heavy use in professional studio environments. With proper care and maintenance, the KM 184 will deliver Neumann's signature sound for generations to come.

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  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Transformerless circuitry
  • Trouble-free operation even with unbalanced equipment
  • Balanced output
  • Phantom powered (48V)

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  • Acoustical operating principle: Pressure/Pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20Hz–20kHz
  • Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1 kohm: 15 mV/Pa*
  • Rated impedance: 50 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1,000 ohms
  • Equivalent SPL CCIR 468-3: 22dB
  • Equivalent SPL DIN/IEC 651: 13dB-A
  • S/N ratio CCIR 468-3: 72dB
  • S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651: 81dB
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 138dB
  • Maximum output voltage: 10dBu
  • Supply voltage: 48V ± 4V
  • Current consumption: 3.2 mA
  • Matching connectors: XLR 3F
  • Weight: approx. 80 g
  • Diameter: .86", 22 mm
  • Length: 4.2", 107 mm

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1 year warranty.

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