Neumann KMS 105 NI
SuperCardioid Hand-Held Condenser Mic, Nickel Finish.
Designed with superlative vocal reproduction in mind, the KMS 105 brings Neumann quality to the demanding sound reinforcement environment.
The Neumann KMS 105 microphone was developed to permit optimal transmission of the human voice, and are thus microphones of choice for demanding live applications. The KMS 105, which has already been available on the market for some time, has become an internationally recognized standard in the field of high-quality stage microphones.
With its supercardioid polar pattern, low self noise and uncolored off-axis pickup, the KMS 105 perfectly complements in-ear monitor systems.
By employing a unique 4-layer acoustic filter, the KMS 105 minimizes popping and wind noise, and with special mechanical and electrical filters, handling noise is virtually eliminated. It's super-cardioid polar pattern which is particularly good at suppressing sounds originating from the entire 180° hemisphere behind the microphone.
Because of the superior resolution and linear frequency response, it is very easy for the artist using the KMS 105 to identify whether he or she is "on mic".
Neumann KMS 105 Features :
* Neumann sound on stage
* Excellent transparency for vocals/speech
* Supercardioid Polar Pattern with excellent Feedback rejection
* Without off-axis coloration
* Transformerless output
* Effective pop shielding without any side effects
* Set includes stand clamp
Acoustic features :
The studio Condenser capsules used in both Microphone versions provide the basis for transmitting all the nuances of the human voice. In comparison with other handheld microphones, which operate mostly with Dynamic capsules, the KMS series has a particularly high acoustic transparency, a wide Frequency Range and a fine resolution of transients.
In both microphones, carefully adjusted acoustic filters and transformerless Impedance converters that can handle very high sound pressure levels prevent the microphones from being overloaded even by strong plosive sounds.
In spite of excellent pop protection, sibilants and “S” sounds are transmitted with their natural accentuation, as is possible only with Condenser microphones. Furthermore, the above-mentioned acoustic filters are designed so that the distinctive directional characteristics of the capsules are preserved even in the bass range. The filters thus ensure a very high level of Feedback protection for the KMS 104 and KMS 105 vocalist microphones when they are used with a stage sound system.
Electrical features :
Since vocalist microphones are typically addressed at close range, for the bass Frequency Response of the microphones, electronic compensation is used for the proximity effect in the respective capsules.
In addition, each Microphone has an invariable, built-in high-pass Filter with a cutoff Frequency of 120 Hz (–3 dB, measured in a free sound field). The Dynamic Range of the KMS 104/105 is 132 dB, and the maximum Sound Pressure Level is 150 dB.
The low self-noise level of only 18 dB-A permits both microphones to be used at high Gain levels without the risk of additional noise. Even at large distances, the microphones thus operate with a high Signal-to-Noise Ratio, facilitating the freedom of movement and creativity that are important to the artist.
Due to the transformerless output circuit, the Microphone signals can be transmitted even through long cables without loss of sound.
Mechanical features :
Microphones designed for use on stage require a particularly robust construction. The KMS 104 and KMS 105 therefore have thick-walled metal housings, which also provide effective protection against handling noise.
The Microphone headgrilles are made of hardened steel. If required, they can easily be unscrewed to permit cleaning of the interior acoustic filters.
Delivery Range :
The KMS 105 microphones, with a matching stand clamp, are supplied in an attractive padded nylon bag that is sufficiently durable for touring.
Neumann KMS 105 Specifications :
* Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient Transducer
* Directional pattern: 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
* Dyn. range of the Mic. Amplifier (A-weighted): 132 dB
* 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