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Neumann KM 185 mt
Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone in Matte Black Finish with K50 Capsule and Accessories

OUR PART #:  KM185-MT

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Because of its optimized mechanical construction and conscious omission of modularity, which is unnecessary in many cases, the "Series 180" KM 185 is predestined for economy-minded production and home recording studios.

Includes:

  • SG 21 BK stand mount
  • WNS 100 windscreen

Applications

The KM 185's slender shape and the transmission characteristics described below make it especially suitable for a wide range of tasks in the radio and television sector.

Acoustic Features

The pressure gradient transducer KM 185 features a very smooth frequency response not only for the 0┬░ axis, but also for lateral (off-axis) sound incidence.  In typical usage, there is no coloration of sound over a wide pickup angle.

The KM 185 with its hypercardioid chracteristic features attenuation of sound incidence from the side or rear of about 10 dB, with minimum sensitivity at an angle of 120 degrees.

Electrical features

The "Series 180" microphones have the same transformerless circuitry as is used in the KM 100 system, resulting in excellent technical specifications:

The microphones operate without any problems, even if the input of following equipment happens to be unbalanced, for example as in some DAT recorders.

The output of the "Series 180", as in all Neumann microphones, is balanced and phantom (48V) powered.

Economy

The "Series 180" is a good choice for all users who look for a high-quality miniature microphone, but do not need the complex, modular KM 100 system, which continues to be part of the Neumann product range.

The mechanical construction was simplified, for example, capsule and output stage cannot be separated from each other.  For this reason the "Series 180" is an economical alternative without giving up the electroacoustic features the users expect from Neumann microphones.

Specifications:

  • Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional pattern: hypercardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 10 mV/Pa
  • Rated impedance: 50 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1000 ohms
  • Equivalent noise level, CCIR*: 24 dB
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted*: 15 dB-A
  • S/N ratio, CCIR* (rel. 94 dB SPL): 70 dB
  • S/N ratio, A-weighted* (rel. 94 dB SPL): 79 dB
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%**: 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: 3-pin XLR-F
  • Weight: approx. 80 g
  • Diameter: 22 mm
  • Length: 107 mm

* According to IEC 60268-1; CCIR-weighting acccording to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak; A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS
**Measured as equivalent el. input signal

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