Neumann KM 183 Microphone (Black)


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The Neumann KM 183 Microphone is based on the tremendously successful KM 184. The slender shape, tonal characteristics and omnidirectional pattern makes the KM 183 suitable for a very wide range of recording applications from classical piano, acoustic guitar or drums. This black version is ideal for both in the studio and on stage!

The Neumann KM 183 Microphone is a worldwide studio standard state-of-the-art small diaphragm condenser microphone with frequency-independent omnidirectional pickup pattern. Featuring diffuse-field equalized pressure transducer, it offers very low self-noise and high SPL capability. Perfect for studio applications!

While many microphones, these days, are designed to add some sonic imprint of their own, there are many applications that require a faithful reproduction of the original acoustic event, without adding or removing anything. That’s where the Neumann Series 180 comes in. The Neumann Series 180 consists of three members with different pickup patterns: KM 183 (omni), KM 184 (cardioid), and KM 185 (hypercardioid), thus covering the majority of stage and studio applications. Because the Series 180 microphones are non-modular, they are more-cost effective than the modular Series KM A and KM D (which offer a wide range of interchangeable capsule heads for analog and digital output stages).

Despite its attractive pricing, the Neumann KM 183 offers state-of-the-art Neumann engineering. Its omnidirectional pattern is uniform and largely frequency-independent. In practical usage, there is no sound coloration over a wide pickup angle, which is crucial in multi-microphone setups and for precise stereo/surround imaging. The Neumann KM 183’s pressure transducer capsule is equalized for a flat frequency response in the diffuse field. In the free field (i.e. close to the sound source), it has a treble boost of approximately 7 dB at 10 kHz. Its innovative transformerless head amplifier offers a wide dynamic range of 127 dB and is carefully designed to maintain the capsule’s sonic integrity. The Neumann KM 183 has a very low self-noise of only 13 dB-A and can handle high sound pressure levels of up to 140 dB free from distortion. Due to its low impedance output stage, the Neumann KM 183 can drive long cable runs of up to 300 meters (1000 feet) without transmission losses.

The Neumann KM 183 is a universal microphone for studio applications. Its transparent sound makes the KM Neumann 183 a superb microphone for acoustic instruments, such as piano, percussion, drums, acoustic guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass, choir, and wherever sonic authenticity is paramount. As a pressure transducer, the Neumann KM 183’s low frequency response is limitless, which makes it an excellent choice for orchestra and church organ recordings. Thanks to its superior off-axis behavior, the KM 183 works extremely well in stereo and surround setups. Due to its small size, the Neumann KM 183 is visually unobtrusive and well suited to TV and radio applications.

Neumann KM 183 Microphone Features

  • Omnidirectional polar pattern with excellent off-axis behavior
  • Diffuse-field equalized
  • Pressure transducer with unlimited bass response
  • Very low self-noise (13 dB-A)
  • Transformerless circuitry
  • Compact size, visually unobtrusive

Neumann KM 183 Microphone Specifications

  • Acoustical Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient Transducer
  • Directional Pattern: Omnidirectional
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 12 mV/Pa ±1 dB
  • Rated Impedance: 50 Ohm
  • Rated Load Impedance: 1 k Ohm
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 24 dB, A-Weighted; 13 dB-A
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Rel. 94 dB SPL): 70 dB, A-Weighted; 81 dB
  • Maximum SPL for < 0.5% THD: 140 dB
  • Maximum Output Voltage: 10 dBu
  • Supply Voltage: 48 V ± 4 V
  • Current Consumption: 3.2 mA
  • Matching Connectors: XLR 3F
  • Finish: Nickel
  • Weight: Approx. 80 g
  • Diameter: 22 mm
  • Length: 107 mm
  • Permissible Atmospheric Conditions:
    • Operating Temperature Range: 0 °C - +70 °C
    • Humidity Range: 0 % - 75 % Relative Humidity
    • Storage Temperature Range: –20 °C - +70 °C
    • Humidity Range: 0 % - 95 % Relative Humidity

Neumann KM 183 Microphone Includes

  • 1 x Neumann KM 183 Microphone (Black)
  • 1 x Swivel Mount SG 21 nl
  • 1 x Windscreen WNS 100
  • 2 Year Warranty

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