Neumann KMS104 handheld condenser microphone, Cardioid (Black)
The Neumann KMS104 handheld condenser microphone, Cardioid (Black) is a handheld vocal condenser mic, with fixed cardioid directional polar pattern.
- Condenser microphone for crystal clear highs deep lows
- Fixed cardioid polar pattern with excellent feedback rejection
- Effective pop shielding without any side effects
- Very high attenuation of handling and structure-borne noise
- Extraordinarily true sound transduction free of coloration
- Excellent transparency for vocals/speech
- Balanced, transformerless output
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Neumann is world renowned for their legacy of fantastic studio microphones, but with the elegant KMS-104 they are making their uncompromising standards available in an affordable high quality hand held microphone. The KMS 104 features all the same capabilities that have made the KMS 105 so successful for Neumann, however, offers the choice of a cardioid polar pattern.
The exquisite design includes an elastic shock mounted cardioid capsule with a foam-lined grille, providing a robust method of getting rid of those frustrating plosives. Not only is it a luxurious looking mic, but it's also very lightweight making it a pleasure to use in a live performance.
When compared to other handheld vocal microphones, the KMS 104 offers a superior resolution of the voice, with extended frequency response and accurate transient detail. Sibilance problems common to other handheld condenser mics are eliminated. The frequency response characteristic is developed in the acoustic realm, allowing for accurate representation of transient details found in music and speech, and thus transmitting a very 'open' and detailed capture of the human voice. The frequency response and in-built highpass filters have been optimised for very close miking. They compensate the proximity effect, resulting in an even sound reproduction.
The KMS 104 is provided with a capsule with cardioid characteristics, yielding the best rear sound rejection. The KMS 105 uses a capsule with supercardioid characteristics, yielding the best front-to back rejection ratio.
Microphone Type: Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL: 150dB SPL (0.5% THD)
Output Impedance: 50 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio: 76dB (A weighted)
Self Noise: 18dB (A weighted)
Low Cut Filter: No Filter
Pads: No Pad
Colour: Matte Black
Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Included Accessories: Stand clamp, Microphone pouch