Neumann KM 184 Stereo set

Neumann KM 184 Stereo set

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KM 184 Stereo set, Small diaphragm condenser microphone from Neumann in the KM 184 series.

7 user reviews
Prices starting at $1,500 Average price: $1,500

Neumann KM 184 Stereo set tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Neumann
  • Model: KM 184 Stereo set
  • Series: KM 184
  • Category: Small diaphragm condenser microphones
  • Added in our database on: 02/13/2006

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Neumann KM 184 Stereo set user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
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 3 reviews43 %

AlanForPresident's review"Similar to the KM84"

Neumann KM 184 Stereo set
The Neumann KM 184 is a condenser microphone that requires phantom power 48 v. With no cutoff switch for a filter I was very skeptical before purchasing these microphones a few years ago. One thing to keep in mind with these microphones is that they are not for music, because of the characteristics of these microphones you don’t want a bunch of pitch changes while recording. These are not suitable to be use on any music or instruments. If you choose to use them on vocal music or instruments they will not perform to the way you want them too. These microphones are more for radio or for sometime of mass media communication like tv. The local radio station called 1340 uses these microphones a lot, in the station and out in the field when at an event or some where on the go. The KM 184’s do come in a nice case, but its not the type of case that I like to transport stuff in because the case is like a wooden box. So they purchased a soft case for them, and it works a lot better though it doesn’t look as good.


The KM 184 is very similar in some parts to the regular Km 84 and even has the same capsule but the frequency response is very different between the too microphones. The Km 84 was more of the original microphone for this line then the KM 184 came out with a frequency response at about 9khz. The tonal sound and balance of the KM 184 happens to be a lot better than the regular Km 84. So if you are looking into purchasing the KM 184, don’t think that the 84 is the same. They are different, though they look the same you will get a completely different sound from them.

blackle's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good pickups, but limited versatility .."

Neumann KM 184 Stereo set
Cardioid condenser microphone. It has no output transformer and requires a 48 V phantom power. It has no attenuator or high-pass filter. The capsules of the KM 184 and KM 185 (hypercardioid version) are acoustically substantially identical and are in the direct lineage of the famous KM84. on the other hand, in relation to this illustrious predecessor, the internal electronics of the two KM long way. The heads of these microphones including the KM 184 (micro referred to in this notice) is now home to the impedance converter and preamp, which can be used with a range of accessories away from power module. This is a much greater flexibility compared to the KM 84 (which has never railed against the apparent lack of flexibility of this wonderful sensor?).


The KM 184 is not particularly a microphone to do everything, it is indeed particularly sensitive to plosives, and even happy that the foam windscreen that comes with the microphones are very effective, because without them making a voice would be close simply impossible! At a meeting post-synchronization, I perched an actress with a 184. The microphone was positioned high enough, and covered the mouth. By replacing the 184 (so cardioid) with a 185 hypercardioid), I realized that even at a distance of from 35 to 40 cm, unless the room I heard ..
Live, I love acoustic guitars back fairly closely with one or two microphones cardio, I tried it several times with torque is 184 KM, but back in the treble is really too sensitive. Unless the cords are devoid of all gloss, the sound literally got tears eardrums! In reversal of acoustic piano, these microphones do not shine by their quality, and the results are really questionable. That being said, 60 cm away from, things work out, and from 1 meter, so good, so these microphones are well suited to instruments requiring a certain amount to say.
If the insulation of the source relative to another instrument or the environment is essential, the KM 184 is not the best choice. Prefer him 185 KM! on the other hand, in a more "easy" no conflict of sound sources, the 184 version is sure to be the most suitable.
The fact remains that the 184 are good microphones, and do not hesitate to place them slightly off-axis: it is one of the advantages of small capsule. Their disadvantage is lower sensitivity due to the small area set in motion by sound vibrations.
Finally, good mics but still the feeling of the "behind the fence" ..

Grosgui's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Neumann KM 184 Stereo set
This is a set of cardio electrostatic pressure gradient.


Set a really powerful and for the price (especially during argus) was worth it.
Perfect atmosphere, even if AIM I can see that it gives a battery ...
on the other hand XY, intrt little more efficient in ORTF.
The quality of sound recording is exemplary, good signal to noise ratio, but the use of the cups is required in many cases because of their high sensitivity which is a shame because it matifies lgrement their sound.
In any case without the windshield is really a rgal.
Compared to a couple Schoeps three times more expensive, has good grip, good curve rponse (very right) ...
Take a couple directly.

maxibrut4's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent"

Neumann KM 184 Stereo set
Sound - electret


I use it for 5 years
I used many other makes and models before you buy those pickups
I like the small, transparent sound, versatility, packaging.
Neuman could perhaps give some examples of use in the manual, it would shorten the learning curve ...
Good quality / price ratio
I would do the same choice.

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