Neumann KM184 mt Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone, Cardioid (Matte Black)

    Product Description


    Experienced users often describe the sound of our small diaphragm microphone as „fresh“ and „vivid”. This is – among other factors – due to a slight treble lift around 9 kilohertz. The KM 184 is an experienced all-rounder, a mic for all seasons. It captures virtually any instrument with amazing complexity and depth of sound.


    Another advantage: thanks to the extremely tight production tolerances, all KM 184 microphones produce a very consistent sound. Therefore, they can easily be used as a stereo pair with exact spatial imaging for all stereo recording methods.



    • Versatile small membrane microphone primarily for instrumental recordings
    • Slight treble lift for fresh and vivid sound
    • Precise cardioid directionality with excellent rejection of rearward sound
    • Uncolored reproduction of neighboring sound sources
    • Tight production tolerances – perfect for stereo recordings
    • Small-diaphragm condenser mic
    • Of the "fet 100" series with a transformerless microphone circuit
    • Capsule with cardiod pick-up pattern
    • Exceptionally low inherent self-noise (16dB A-weighted)
    • Exceptionally high overload capacity (up to 138dB SPL before overload)
    • Exceptionally clear sound reproduction free of coloration
    • Very smooth frequency curves parallel to 0 degrees sound incidence
    • 20Hz to 20kHz frequency range
    • Equivalent loudness level due to inherent noise: 16dB (DIN/IEC 651 dB-A), 25dB (CCIR 468-3 weighted)
    • S/N ratio re:1Pa @ 1kHz, (CCIR 468-3 weighted) 69dB (S/N = 94dB - equiv. noise) A-weighted: 78dB
    • Max SPL for less than 0.5% THD: 138dB
    • Total dynamic range of the microphone amplifier (Max SPL-self noise): 122dB
    • Requires 48V phantom powering ±4 V