Neumann KMS 105


Condenser Soloists Microphone

The KMS 105 has been developed for the optimal transmission of the human voice, making it the first choice for demanding live applications. With its low inherent noise, discoloration-free and crosstalk behavior of the cardioid/ super-cardioid the KMS-105 is ideal for a solo singer on stage! Pop, wind and handling noises are largely avoided through innovative filters. With its high acoustic resolution and linear frequency response, the KMS 105 provides the musician with optimal control of his voice and his language on stage at any time.

  • Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
  • Polar pattern: super-cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity @ 1 kHz and 1 kO: 4.5 mV/Pa
  • Nominal impedance: 50 O
  • Rated load impedance: 1000 O
  • Equivalent noise level: CCIR 468-3: 28 dB
  • Signal to noise ratio CCIR 468-3: 66 dB
  • Maximum output voltage: +12 dBu
  • Dynamic range of the amplifier DIN/ IEC 651: 132 dB
  • Supply voltage: 48 V ± 4 V
  • Power consumption: 3.5 mA
  • Connection: XLR 3F
  • Weight: approx. 300g
  • Diameter: 48 mm
  • Length: 180 mm
  • Nickel plated body
  • Colour: nickel
  • Delivery incl. neoprene sleeve and microphone clamp
Available since November 2000
Item number 144972
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
On/Off Switch No
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Colour Nickel
Lo Cut No
Pad No
Diameter 48 mm
Length 180 mm
Weight 300 g
Frequency range from 20 Hz
Frequency range to 20 kHz
Microphone Mount 1
Bag 1
Windscreen optional available 191079
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89 Reviews

Worst room acoustic?
SSaZae 20.04.2021
I bought silver after black.

Let me give you a piece of advice.
Buy silver

Why? Silver products don't have fingerprints.

Haha, of course, the sound is awesome.

Even if you record in an ancient Roman bathhouse, your voice will suck perfectly. It'll suck it in with fine detail and beautiful sound.

Home Recording User?
kms105 Silver

Voice over user?
kms105 Silver

Worst room acoustic? But do you want the condenser sound?
The only answer is kms105.


One of the best microphones
Dani Sparkle 07.05.2017
This microphone is absolutely amazing.
It is hard to control for live situation, but if the audio engineer is good, he can make it just the perfect microphone for singers.


A new favourite
Anonymous 17.02.2015
This has become my new go to vocal mic. Sounds great on almost anyone and works well in the studio or live. Top marks from me, especially when you consider the price.


Excellent sound ...but too expensive!
Alfiero 10.04.2014
The sound is definitely great but I'm not sure whether I can justify the price! I own about about four mics which I use for live performance. These mics include Shure SM57 and the new TC Helicon 75 (which I bought to use with my voice live foot pedal). Another which I fell in love with when trying it out in a nearby music store is the EV ND767. This particular mic, in my opinion, is truly outstanding on stage. Let's get this straight: the Neumann KMS 105 sounds even better! Really crispy (but not too much); bright (but not too much) and deep (but not too much bass to kill it). But...the EV ND767 is 1/5 of the price and the Neumann is definitely not 5 times as better. It's not even twice as better! On the other hand I was quite impressed with the fact that although the Nuemann is a condenser mic it does not tend to give feedback on stage easily. You really have to push it to start giving you feedback issues. Conclusion: price may not indicate how good a mic is for your voice although it is still an indicator whether it works well or not. The Neumann may not be 5 times as good as other mics in the Euros 100 region. Still thumbs up for the Neumann.


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