Neumann KMS 105 Pro Stage Condenser Mic

- Acoustical Operating Principle: Pressure gradient transducer
- Directional Pattern: Supercardioid
- Frequency Range: 20 Hz-20 kHz
- Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 4.5 mV/Pa
- Rated impedance: 50 ohms
- Rated load impedance: 1000 ohms
- Equivalent SPL CCIR 468-3: 28 dB
- Equivalent SPL DIN/IEC 651: 18 dB-A
- S/N ratio CCIR 468-3: 66 dB
- S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651: 76 dB
- Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 150 dB
- Maximum output voltage: 12 dBu
- Dyn. range of the mic. amplifier DIN/IEC 651: 132 dB
- Supply voltage: 48 V +/- 4 V
- Current consumption: 3.5 mA
- Matching connector: XLR 3F
- Weight: approx. 300 g
- Diameter: 48 mm
- Length: 180 mm
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 4 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 008455
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 3 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 008454
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 860-434-9190
(94 ratings)
Submitted August 5, 2013 by Denny A
"It's a whole new world"
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There are some very good dynamic mics for playing live, I don't dispute that. I read reviews on all of them and those reviews were not unanimous favoring any single mic, so I kept reading. After many years in broadcasting and voice over work, I always found Neumann mics to be favored in the larger studios, many Sennheisers too; so I started looking at those brands with the thought that if I could get a condenser for stage use, that is what I would do. Enter the KMS105. It was like taking a pillow off my voice. I love this mic and use it at every gig with NO problems, period. You will have to do a couple things before your experience is what you hope for. First, you'll need to know that you don't have to eat the mic, second, you'll want to record yourself and perhaps work on some things like how you end words. DO work with it before you take it out, you WILL find things in your voice you didn't know were there; good and bad - it brings them all out. The best thing I can say though is, this is an instrument that you will want to learn to play and play well. It will change your entire performance for the better. It will add clarity and quality and the words will cut through the mix so everyone will enjoy your show. I use in-ear monitors and I sometimes catch myself listening to them and smiling during a song because this mic sounds that good.
Musical Background:
Playing acoustic guitar with vocals live for years, on and off. Broadcaster for 30+ years.
Musical Style:
Country, pop, classic rock.
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