[Musikmesse] New Neumann Capsule Heads
At prolight+sound/Musikmesse 2012, Neumann is presenting the capsule heads KK 204 (cardioid) and KK 205 (supercardioid).
The capsule heads are designed for the Sennheiser 2000 Series wireless system.
The acoustic features of the KK 204 and KK 205 capsule heads are derived from the wired Neumann stage microphones KMS 104 and KMS 105.
The KK 204, with a cardioid directional characteristic, is designed to ensure" the best possible suppression of sound originating from 180° to the rear," according to Neumann, while the supercardioid KK 205 has "greater directivity, and maximizes incident sound from the front as compared to sound from the rear."
The company says that in the development, particular importance was placed on the effective damping of pop sounds and handling noise, as well as on a low level of self-noise. The KK 204 and KK 205 capsule heads are thus said to have a wide dynamic range.
The design is adapted to the construction of the SKM 2000 handheld transmitter. The capsules, and the transmitter unit, are available in both nickel and black. Included with the capsule heads is a large nylon bag, which can hold the capsule but also the handheld transmitter, battery packs and additional accessories.
Check out www.neumann.com for more details.