Neumann KM184 Cardioid Condenser Microphone - Matte Black

SKU: 008389
$1,199.00 $1,599.00
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By Neumann

The Neumann KM 184 (cardioid) has become the classic high-quality miniature microphone. Now also available in attractive stereo sets, with cardioid, hypercardioid or omni directional characteristics

The KM 184 microphone is the successors of the well proven KM 84, which have been used since the seventies worldwide with great success. 

Although the KM 184 has the same capsule as the KM 84, the microphone differs slightly on the 0° frequency response:

The KM 184 has a gentle rise at about 9 kHz. The result is a tonal balance that is fresher and livelier when compared to the KM 84 with its flat frequency response in that band

  • For universal use, especially for recording situations when it is necessary to attenuate off-axis sound (mainly from the rear) from other nearby instruments.
  • As XY and ORTF stereo pair
  • Announcer’s mic for broadcasting
  • Spot mic, overhead
  • Close miking of strings, wind instruments, percussion, piano, Leslie speakers, guitar amps


  • Acoustical operating principle: 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: 1 kohms
  • Equivalent noise level: 22 dB
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: 13 dB-A
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 72 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted: 81 dB
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 138 dB
  • Maximum output voltage: 10 dBu
  • Dynamic range, A-weighted: 132 dB
  • Supply voltage: 48 V ± 4 V
  • Current consumption: 3.2 mA
  • Matching Connector: XLR3F
  • Weight: 80 g
  • Diameter: 22 mm
  • Length: 107 mm

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.