Neumann KM184

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Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Pressure gradient transducer
  • Successor of KM 84
  • Very smooth frequency responses not only for the 0° axis, but also for lateral (off-axis) sound incidence.
  • Frequency response: 20-20000 Hz
  • Nominal Impedance: 50 Ohm
  • Rated load impedance: 1000 ohms
  • Max. output voltage 2540 mV
  • Weight: 80 g
  • Diameter: 22 mm
  • Length: 107 mm
  • Includes windscreen and SG 21 stand mount swivel
Item number 120310
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Battery Powered No
Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair No
switchable lowcut No
switchable pad No
characteristic cardoid
$659
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Brilliant value & sound
Kit W. 25.05.2014
Beautiful mic at this price - not sure if you'd find a better. Top end spacious, low end well represented. Beautiful body and presentation, too, and nice and small. Off-axis colouration very minimal.
Would be nice to have switchable capsules, but at this price you can't complain.
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Brilliant sounding microphone
Birdy  20.04.2023
The Neumann KM184 is a classic mic for a reason.
It sounds great, very natural, the high end is very detailed and clean but not hyped or boosted.
The beauty of this microphone is that the off-axis coloration is very minimal, so any reflections or sounds coming from the side of the mic don't hurt the source too much, and you get a very neutral image.
It also has a lot of body and low end, so even if you record from a distance it doesn't sound thin or weak.
If you like to record close to the source you might have to cut out a bit of lows or low-mids, but you'll be left with a beautiful direct sound, this mic takes EQ very well.

The mic is well built and pretty quiet.
One thing to note is it's extremely sensitive to wind/plosives.
So if you're using it on acoustic guitar don't let the air from the sound hole hit the mic, and also make sure the player doesn't breathe towards it.
If you're using it on vocals, make sure to use a good pop filter or even two.
The included windscreen is extra thick at the front, and I assume that's the reason for it, but it does darken the sound a little bit, which could also be because it's covering the side slits.

The included clip feels nice but it's very tight so it's hard to get the mic on and off, it can also scratch it.
I'm using my KM184 with a compatible spider shock mount from Thomann brand which works great.

One little thing is I do wish the microphone came in a wooden box instead of just a cardboard packaging box.

Highly recommended if you're in the market for an SDC.
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Klarer und unverfälschter Klang.
Ganvai 14.01.2014
Neumann ist für gute Mikrofone bekannt, dass KM184 ist da keine Ausnahme, obwohl im vergleich zu anderen Vertretern der Firma Neumann im unteren Preissegment angesiedelt ist macht das Mikrofon dem Firmennamen alle Ehre und empfiehlt sich klar für jede Art von Studioarbeit.

Richtig glänzen konnte es bei mir im Studio gerade bei akustischen Instrumenten, wie Flöten, Gitarren, Streichern oder Blasinstrumenten mit Rohrblatt.

Der Klang ist immer sehr klar, sehr brillant und ehrlich.

Für kleinere Trommeln mit Naturfellen eignet es sich ebenfalls. Bei naher Abnahme ist es durchaus in der Lage ordentlich Druck mitzunehmen und damit den Instrumenten den nötigen Bauch zu verleihen.

In Kombination mit Röhren- oder einfachem Class-A Preamp, es bietet immer einen sehr ehrlichen Klang mit dem es in jedem Umfeld bestehen kann, egal ob Profi oder Projektstudio.
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Pureza!
Luis Fernando Q. 29.07.2014
Excelente micro ,y excelente compra,,, me dejó mas que satisfecho este micrófono ,para usos de percusión ,guitarras acústicas de metal , segundas voces,,pero mas en el tema de instrumentos acústicos,,,increíble!! un 10 total,,por algo es un micrófono galardonado como uno de los mejores de membrana pequeña,,,, Recomendable 100 por ciento!
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