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Neumann KMR 81 D
9" Digital Short Shotgun Microphone in Nextel Black Finish with Case and Windscreen

OUR PART #:  KMR81D

The KMR 81 D is the transition of the well-established KMR 81 i shotgun microphone into the digital domain.
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The KMR 81 D is the transition of the well-established KMR 81 i shotgun microphone into the digital domain.  It provides all of the features of its analog counterpart, which made it a favorite of sound engineers in movie and documentary productions.  Additionally it offers the advantages of the digital circuit technology, such as extended dynamic range, a more robust operation (EMC safe) and the avoidance of clipping as a result of the integrated peak limiter/compressor.

The settings for all functions can be recalled, set and stored in the microphone by using one of the digital microphone interfaces.

Neumann KMR 81 D Features:

  • Free of coloration
  • Interference tube microphone with shotgun directional characteristic
  • Interference/pressure-gradient transducer
  • High lateral and back (off-axis) attenuation
  • 90°-recording angle
  • Extensive accessories for outdoor use
  • Light weight: 90 g
  • The legendary Neumann sound in the digital realm. Pure Neumann capsule sound
  • The satisfaction of recording the uncolored original, with no "bottlenecks" between the capsule and the recording system
  • The guarantee of having one of the best A/D converters available
  • Anti-clipping processing ensures handling safety, and reduces stress
  • Reduced time requirements and personnel costs, particularly due to faster post production processing
  • Lower investment costs, since separate A/D converters and preamps are nolonger needed. This also means space and weight savings (e.g. in the OBvan)

Neumann KMR 81 D Specifications:

  • Acoustic transducer: Interference transducer
  • Directional characteristic: Supercardioid/lobe
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Free-field sensitivity (at 1 kHz): –36 dBFS
  • Equivalent noise level, CCIR*: 21 dB
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted*: 9 dB-A
  • Signal-to-noise ratio**, CCIR*: 73 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio**, A-weighted*: 85 dB
  • Maximum SPL at 0 dBFS: 123 dB SPL
  • Dynamic range, A-weighted (D-01 only): 114 dB
  • Preset:
    • Sampling rates: 48 kHz
    • Gain: 10 dB
    • Compressor on, Attack time 100 ms, Release time 0.5 s, Threshold –10 dBFS, Ratio 2:1
  • Supply voltage range: +7 V to +10.5 V
  • Current consumption: max. 150 mA
  • Weight: approx. 90 g, Diameter: 42 mm, Length: 212 mm
  • Interface: AES42
  • Remote controlled functions:
    • Polar pattern (D-01 only)
    • Low-cut: flat, 40, 80, 160 Hz
    • Pre-attenuation: 0 , -6, -12, -18 dB
    • Gain: 0...63 dB in 1 dB steps, clickless
    • Test signal: 1 kHz, pink noise, white noise
    • Parametric compressor/limiter (incl. de-esser function)
    • Independent peak limiter avoiding any clipping
    • Switch functions: soft muting, phase reverse, signal lights
    • Signal lights: red (D-01 only) and blue LEDs
    • System functions, firmware download
  • A/D conversion: Neumann process (patented), 28-bit internal word length
  • Digital signal processing: Fixed-point, variable internal word length 28bits to 60 bits
  • Synchronization:
    • Asynchronous operation (free-running, AES42 - Mode 1), basic frequency accuracy: ± 25 ppm
    • Synchronous operation (AES42 - Mode 2), pulling range: Min. ± 100 ppm
  • Power supply (phantom power complying with AES42)
  • Output: XLR3M, 24 bits as per AES/EBU (AES3)

NOTE: All data with respekt to 0 dB pre-attenuation and 0 dB gain.
*According to IEC 60268-1; CCIR-weighting according to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak; A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS
**re 94 dBSPL

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