The Neumann KM 185 is a hypercardioid microphone based on the famous KM83/84 series and has become the classic high-quality miniature microphone.
The "Series 180" consists of three compact miniature microphones with patterns that satisfy the demands of all common studio applications.
Because of its optimized mechanical construction and conscious omission of modularity, which is unnecessary in many cases, the "Series 180" is predestined for economy-minded production and home recording studios.
Their slender shapes and the transmission characteristics described below make the "Series 180" especially suitable for a very wide range of tasks in the radio and television sector.
The KM 185 with its hypercardioid characteristic features attenuation of sound incidence from the side or rear of about 10 dB, with minimum sensitivity at an angle of 120°.
The "Series 180" microphones have the same transformerless circuitry as is used in the KM 100 system, resulting in excellent technical specifications:
Compared to the KM 84 the dynamic range of the KM 184 increased by 24 dB mainly through the reduction of self-noise level to only 22 dB (CCIR) and an increased sound pressure handlingcapability of up to 138 dB.
The microphones operate without any problems, even if the input of following equipment happens to be unbalanced, for example as in some DAT recorders.
The output of the "Series 180", as in all Neumann microphones, is balanced and phantom (48V) powered.
Three different miniature microphones for all typical studio applicationsSuccessor of the worldwide successful KM 83/84Transformerless circuitryTrouble-free operation also with unbalanced equipment (e.g., DAT recorders)Set includes windshield and two different microphone clamps
Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
Directional pattern: hypercardioid
Frequency range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 10 mV/Pa
Rated impedance: 50 ohms
Rated load impedance: 1000 ohms
Equivalent SPL CCIR 468-3: 24 dB
Equivalent SPL DIN/IEC 651: 15 dB-A
S/N ratio CCIR 468-3: 70 dB
S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651: 79 dB
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 142 dB
Maximum output voltage: 10 dBu
Supply voltage: 48 V ± 4 V
Current consumption: 3.2 mA
Matching connectors: XLR 3F
Weight approx.: 80 g
Diameter: 22 mm
Length: 107 mm