Neumann KMS104 Plus Handheld Cardioid Microphone for Female Vocalists, Nickel
The Neumann KMS 104 microphones have been developed to cope with the demands made from live performance microphones. The KMS 104 Plus has also been optimised for female vocalists.
- Neumann sound on stage
- Excellent transparency for vocals/speech
- Optimised for female vocalists
- Cardioid polar pattern with excellent feedback rejection
- Effective pop shielding without any side effects
- Set includes stand clamp
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The high acoustic resolution and smooth frequency response of the KMS 104 plus ensures that the musician has optimal control of their performance at all times. The low self-noise and un-coloured crosstalk behaviour of the KMS 104 plus makes it ideal for use with in-ear monitoring systems.
The KMS 104 plus has a condenser microphone capsule with a cardioid directional characteristic which provides the best possible suppression of sounds originating from behind the microphone. The KMS 104 plus also features a more extended bass frequency response. In close co-operation with professional musicians, the KMS 104 plus has been especially optimised for the requirements of female voices in the rock and pop field.
The studio condenser capsules used in the KMS 104 plus provides the basis for transmitting all the nuances of the human voice. In comparison with other handheld microphones, which operate mostly with dynamic capsules, the KMS 104 plus has a particularly high acoustic transparency, a wide frequency range and a fine resolution of transients.
The KMS 104 plus has carefully adjusted acoustic filters and transformerless impedance converters that can handle very high sound pressure levels and prevent the microphones from being overloaded even by strong plosive sounds.
In spite of excellent pop protection, sibilants and 'S' sounds are transmitted with their natural accentuation, as is possible only with condenser microphones. Furthermore, the above-mentioned acoustic filters are designed so that the distinctive directional characteristics of the capsule is preserved, even in the bass range. The filters thus ensure a very high level of feedback protection for the KMS 104 plus when it is used with a stage sound system.
The low self-noise level of only 18 dB A permits the KMS 104 plus to be used at high gain levels without the risk of additional noise. Even at large distances, the microphone operates with a high signal-to-noise ratio, facilitating the freedom of movement and creativity that are important to the artist.
Due to the transformerless output circuit, the microphone signals can be transmitted even through long cables without loss of sound.
Microphones designed for use on stage require a particularly robust construction. The KMS 104 plus has a thick-walled metal housing, which also provides effective protection against handling noise.
The microphones headgrille is made of hardened steel. If required, it can easily be unscrewed to permit cleaning of the interior acoustic filters.
Neumann KMS 104 plus Specifications
Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
Directional pattern: Cardioid
Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Rated impedance: 50 ohms
Supply voltage (P48, IEC 1938): 48 V ± 4 V
Connector: 3 pin XLR
Weight: Approx. 300 g
Diameter: 48 mm
Length: 180 mm