The nickel KM 185 D from Neumann is a matched, stereo pair of hypercardioid, pressure condenser microphones with an AES/EBU digital output and built-in A/D converter. Neumann continues to make strides in microphone technology with internal digital conversion and an AES/EBU 42 output standard that allows remote software operation with the DMI-2 digital microphone interface, or direct connection to AES inputs on digital mixers, field recorders, etc.The capsule, polar pattern and sonic characteristics are similar to the KM 185 analog model and is intended for live sound reinforcement and broadcast as well as recording applications. The hypercardioid polar pattern minimizes noise and off-axis audio signal. Vocals and instruments are captured without feedback, and ambiance. The KM 185D features a non-reflective finish.
Stereo Matched Set
This package includes a stereo matched pair of KM 185 D microphones for precise stereo capturing of vocals, instruments, ambiance, etc.
Hypercardioid Polar Pattern
The hypercardioid polar pattern offers greater attenuation at the off-axis sections of the microphone, resulting in a tighter pattern with even less noise caused by ambiance.
AES/EBU Digital Output
The KM 185D features a 24-bit AES/EBU digital output stage and built-in A/D converter for direct connection to the AES/EBU inputs on field-recorders, digital mixers, or the Neumann DMI-2 direct remote control unit.
AES/EBU 42 Standard
The digital output complies with the current AES/EBU 42 standard, which allows remote powering and software remote control via the optional DMI-2 interface.
Compact Rugged Construction
The slim design and rugged construction allow easy microphone placement while remaining road worthy.
|Operating Principle||Pressure Gradient|
|Frequency Range||20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||69 dB CCIR78 dB A-Weighted|
|Equivalent Noise Level||25 dB CCIR16 dB A-Weighted|
|Maximum SPL||136 dB SPL154 dB SPL with 18 dB Pad Engaged|
|Load Impedance||1 kOhms|
|Sensitivity||-42 dBFS @ 1 kHz into 1 kOhms|
|Power Requirements||48 V+/- 4 V|
|Output Connectors||3-pin XLR|
|Operating Current Consumption||150 mA|
|Length||4.25" (108 mm)|
|Diameter||0.87" (22 mm)|
|Weight||3.14 oz (89 g)|