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Neumann KM184 Cardioid Condenser Microphone


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Designed for critical recording and live-sound operations the KM184 is a small diaphragm, cardioid condenser microphone. Its capsule and electronics are identical to those of the KM1240. By omitting the -10dB pad switch and making the KM184 cardioid only, Neumann is able to offer a microphone that provides maximum performance at a price much lower than previously possible. the KM184 can handle sound pressure levels of 138dB before overloading, making it particularly useful for percussion, cymbals, hi-hats and brass instruments. It is also extremely quiet (16dB A-weighted self noise), making it excellent for the caputring the subtle nuances of acoustic guitar and orchestral performances.


    •  Acoustical operating principle Pressure/Pressure gradient transducer
    •  Directional pattern cardioid
    •  Frequency range 20 Hz ... 20 kHz 
    •  Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm 15 mV/Pa
    •  Rated impedance 50 ohms
    •  Rated load impedance 1000 ohms
    •  Equivalent SPL CCIR 468-3 22 dB
    •  Equivalent SPL DIN/IEC 651  13 dB-A
    •  S/N ratio CCIR 468-3 72 dB
    •  S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651 81 dB
    •  Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% 138 dB
    •  Maximum output voltage 10 dBu
    •  Dynamic range of the microphone amplifier DIN/IEC 651 122 dB
    •  Supply voltage 48 V ± 4 V
    •  Current consumption 3.2 mA
    •  Matching connectors XLR 3F
    •  Weight approx. 80 g
    •  Diameter  22 mm
    •  Length 107 mm

Things You Will Get:

  • Microphone
  • 2 Clips
  • Windscreen

Best choice for matched pair recording


I recently installed a stereo pair of these mics on a grand piano for recording purposes. I was absolutely blown away by the quality of sound they delivered. The KM184 makes the recording sound like I am sitting in the same room as the piano. It has a very smooth response across the entire spectrum, and with the right placement you can achieve the perfect balance to make a piano sound better than you ever could have imagined, with crisp tone and no discernible hammer noise at all. Whether you are testing the waters of recording or if you are a seasoned veteran in the field, this is definitely the microphone to use if quality is of any concern.


Cleveland, OH


KM184 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Series Series 180
Model KM 184 Condenser Microphone
Warranty Info:

KM184 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.