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    Neumann KM 184 Cardioid Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone, Black Matte

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    SKU: NEM KM184 MT


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    Special Opportunities: When It's Not New, We Tell You

    We occasionally have opportunities to buy B-stock merchandise to offer at special discounts. We also sometimes get returns in less than perfect condition. Sometimes we will offer these products to you - but we always identify it clearly as such using the classifications below. So unless it says otherwise, it's new from the factory.

    Important Guarantee: Your 100% Satisfaction

    Regardless of the condition described on our site, what you should remember is that if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it (though exceptions apply for some products). Of course, if you know you will only be happy if a product is 100% cosmetically perfect, then you shouldn't order B-Stock or Blemished merchandise - it's just not a good gamble. And if you will only be happy if a product has never been touched by another human, well then the Resealed products aren't a good choice for you. But if you are looking for even more impressive values than our already-low prices, then these options will be very attractive when available.

    These are our best descriptions of the quality and condition of this merchandise. Because of the highly efficient, automated nature of our warehouse, and the high volume of products we stock and ship, there is no way for us to provide any additional detail on the condition of any individual item. Just remember our 100% satisfaction guarantee!

    Warehouse Resealed

    A warehouse resealed product is usually a customer return. These products are not in absolutely new condition, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals* and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Blemished

    This is typically a customer return with minor cosmetic imperfections, such as superficial scratches or scuffs on the finish. This inventory includes all parts, components, manuals (hard copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. It has been tested to manufacturer's specifications and is guaranteed to work perfectly. It may be less attractive than Warehouse Resealed inventory, but it's priced even lower! These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Scratch and Dent

    This is typically a customer return that shows general wear and tear, along with dents and scratches. This inventory includes all parts, components, manuals (hard copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. It has been tested to manufacturer's specifications and is guaranteed to work perfectly, but will show signs of use. It may be less attractive than Blemished inventory, but it's priced even lower! These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Factory Resealed

    A factory resealed product is purchased directly from its manufacturer, who may have refurbished the product or used it for training and demonstration purposes. These products are not in absolutely new condition, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals (physical copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    B-Stock

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    *Warranty coverage for non-new gear varies by manufacturer. To see if the non-new product you’re interested in has warranty coverage, click the "What is Blemished/Warehouse Resealed/etc." text link near the price on the product page.



    Product Description


    The KM 184 is known as "the" acoustic guitar microphone, but don't pigeon-hole it. This microphone also works well for overheads, speech applications, and spot mics. The SKM 184 works well as a high-quality stereo pair for professional live and studio recording. An industry standard that began with the KM 84 is continued by the more modern, quiet, and affordable KM 184. 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.The tremendously successful KM 184 cardioid microphone has become a standard within the global studio community in just a very short time. All "Series 180" microphones are available with either matte black or nickel finish.It comes in a folding box with a windshield and two stand mounts that permit connection to the microphone body, or the XLR connector.

    Applications

    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.

    Acoustic Features

    The KM 184 microphone is the successor of the well proven KM 83 and KM 84, which have been used since the seventies worldwide with great success.The pressure gradient transducer KM 184 features very smooth frequency responses not only for the 0-degree axis, but also for lateral (off-axis) sound incidence. In typical usage, there is no coloration of sound over a wide pickup angle.Although the KM 184 has the same capsule as the KM 84, the microphone differs slightly on the 0-degree frequency response: The KM 184 has a gentle rise at about 9 kHz, a characteristic that was introduced very successfully with the KM 140. The result is a tonal balance that is fresher and livelier when compared to the KM 84 with its flat frequency response in that band.This difference was achieved with just a slight change of the capsule's rear opening, and is not due to resonances.

    Electrical Features

    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 handling capability 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.

    Economy

    The "Series 180" is a good choice for all users who look for a high-quality miniature microphone, but do not need the complex, modular KM 100 system, which continues to be part of the Neumann product range.The mechanical construction was simplified, for example, capsule and output stage cannot be separated from each other. For this reason the "Series 180" is an economical alternative without giving up the electroacoustic features the users expect from Neumann microphones.

    Features

    - Three different miniature microphones for all typical studio applications
    - Successor of the worldwide successful KM 83/84
    - Transformerless circuitry
    - Trouble-free operation also with unbalanced equipment (e.g., DAT recorders)
    - Set includes windshield and two different microphone clamps

    Application hints

    For universal use, especially for recording situations when it is necessary to attenuate off-axis sound (mainly from the rear) from other nearby instruments.
    - As XY and ORTF stereo pair
    - Announcer's mic for broadcasting
    - Spot mic, overhead
    - Close miking of strings, wind instruments, percussion, piano, Leslie speakers, guitar amps and more.

    Specifications


    - Acoustical operating principle: pressure gradient transducer
    - Directional pattern: cardioid
    - Frequency range: 20 Hz -- 20 kHz
    - Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 15 mV/Pa
    - Rated impedance: 50 ohms
    - Rated load impedance: 1000 ohms
    - Equivalent SPL CCIR 468-3: 22 dB
    - Equivalent SPL DIN/IEC 651: 13 dB-A
    - S/N ratio CCIR 468-3: 72 dB
    - S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651: 81 dB
    - Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 138 dB
    - Maximum output voltage: 10 dBu
    - Dynamic range of the microphone amplifier DIN/IEC 651: 122 dB
    - Supply voltage: 48 V - 4 V
    - Current consumption: 2.3 mA
    - Matching connectors: XLR 3F
    - Weight: approx. 80 g
    - Diameter: 22 mm
    - Length: 107 mm

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