Neumann KM 184
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Neumann KM 184

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

MGR/AlexV 03/14/2010

Neumann KM 184 : MGR/AlexV's user review

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The Neumann K 184 is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone. I am a student, musician, writer, and pretty good line dancer residing in beautiful Nashville, TN. I've been a drummer and guitar player for the past 10 years of my life and have began engineering and producing in the past 4. I currently play drums for the band Brookline and you can see me rockin' an Orange County Drum and Percussion or Mapex kit decked out with Zildjian K Hybrids.

Our studio bought a pair of these microphones about 4 years back form around $850 a piece from Sweetwater. This was when we first built our studio and all of us had used 184's before and knew it was a must-have pair in the studio.

<a href="https://www.sweetwater.com">https://www.sweetwater.com</a>

The KM 184 offers un-paralleled clarity and direction in such a small package. It sounds great on just about everything, and with a max SPL rating of 138 dB, you really can put it on anything - including 6 inches off your uncles jet powered ski boat. This microphone is unstoppable as a matched pair and is my go to set for close-up overheads, acoustic guitar, hi-hats, stand up bass neck, and so many more.

My only negative comment about these mics are the clips that they come with. They will most certainly break within a few months if you are a daily user. They are small and wimpy and I would greatly recommend hittin' up your local music shop to find a stronger replacement clip.

Imagine if you had a miniature 6 inch cops nightstick with a microphone in it. These are extremely solid microphones and include only the best circuitry. Very durable and ready to handle years of daily use.

This microphone is durable, clean, responsive, and makes an unbeatable matched pair. It's a must have for all serious studios and the home studio's best tool - and c'mon, it's a Neumann!

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