Studio sound on stage. Stage feeling in the studio.
- Neumann sound with full stage capability
- Precise reproduction of speech and vocals with excellent intelligibility.
- Cardioid/supercardioid directionality with high feedback resistance
- Uncolored off-axis response
The nickel KMS 105 microphone from Neumann has been specifically developed to optimally and clearly transmit the human voice within the demanding conditions present on a live stage. The high acoustic resolution and smooth frequency response of the microphone ensure that the musician has control of their performance at all times.
The microphone is also ideal for use with in-ear monitoring systems due to its low self-noise and coloration-free crosstalk behavior, while the supercardioid characteristic of the capsule is particularly good at suppressing sounds originating from the entire 180° hemisphere behind the microphone.
The KMS Series
While live microphones usually operate with dynamic capsules, we designed the KMS series as “studio sound for the stage”. That’s why we chose condenser capsules. Due to their construction they capture the voice more vividly, with greater detail and a wider frequency response. This uncolored high definition sound doesn’t only convince on stage, it also delivers reference class sound in the home studio for vocals, acoustic guitars, and brass instruments with superior elegance and transparency.
Three Versions for a Tailor-Made Solution
The KMS 104 and KMS 104 plus are coming with a cardioid pattern which perfectly attenuates sound from the rear; the KMS 104 plus has a more prominent bass range and is especially optimised for female Rock and Pop voices. The supercardioid pattern of the KMS 105 attenuates sound from the sides and the rear, which makes it optimally suited for loud stage environments. All versions share a remarkably uncolored off-axis response – a great advantage, especially for in-ear monitoring on stage.
- Vocals and voice on stage and in the home studio
- Voice recording for broadcast/film dubbing
- Applications with a high risk of feedback
- Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
- Directional pattern: Cardioid/cardioid/supercardioid
- Frequency range: 20 Hz … 20 kHz
- Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 4.5 mV/Pa
- Rated impedance: 50 ohms
- Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
- Equivalent noise level, CCIR1): 28 dB
- Equivalent noise level, A-weighted1): 18 dB-A
- Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR1) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 66 dB
- Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted1) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 76 dB
- Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2): 150 dB
- Maximum output voltage: 12 dBu
- Supply voltage (P48, IEC 1938): 48 V ± 4 V
- Current consumption (P48, IEC 1938): 3.5 mA
- Matching connector: XLR3F
- Weight: approx. 300 g
- Diameter: 48 mm
- Length: 180 mm