Neumann KM 184
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Neumann KM 184

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

U-FLYstudio 02/17/2006

Neumann KM 184 : U-FLYstudio's user review

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Small capsule cardioid condenser microphone has
it generates an output level of a huge and extremely low self noise
non-modular micro derived from KM80 and KM100 series
capsule derived from the famous line KK64 and AK40
Released in 1994 with a concern for democracy (just after the TLM 193)

Neumann announces a dynamic top 24 dB compared to the KM84, (like what, it's not the numbers that make the emotion !!!!)
24 dB dynamic range and more, only 16 dB-A to 142 dB sound pressure eligible! inevitably there is more output transformer!,

* So in fact we live in a world where everything is super close to registry renewal with levels of horse and where one does not want to blast a fart and not pay his microphone too expensive, no wonder the sound is him also lowered!

OVERALL OPINION

It is a microphone that generates a sound rich in proximity, and a feeling of truth, of course like many capsules it is extremely modern ("too much") spawn at the top of the spectrum that can quickly turn into a deceptive flattery! .)

We also often hear criticism of this model compared to the heat that characterized his ancestors (KM lamp 64, KM 74 and KM 84 or 86 that are almost right in the treble and a more beautiful detail of the medium, D Moreover or spend most of the music!! ...)

This is a full reference quality (and default) even if the products very modern and very cheap as the Shure KSM 137 seem to have less default, just as many qualities, now a couple of KM is still a great value if With care because they are quite fragile.