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Neumann KMR81I - Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone (Nickel)

B&H # NEKMR81I Mfr # KMR 81 I
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In principle, Neumann shotgun microphones use a combination of a pressure gradient transducer and an interference tube. If the wavelength of the frequency is longer than the tube length, the microphones work as pressure gradient transducers. At higher frequencies they operate as interference transducers for lateral sound. Off axis sound sources are picked up with reduced level, but without coloration. Therefore, the microphones are well suited to record individual instruments of an orchestra. The pickup areas of several shotgun microphones may even overlap as, for example, during recordings on a large stage, without causing any problem.

Interference tube microphones with shotgun directional characteristic
Interference/pressure gradient transducer
High lateral and back attenuation
90°/45°-recording angle
Switchable filter or preattenuation features
Extensive accessories for outdoor use
Transducer Pressure Gradient Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid/Lobe
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 116 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 71 dB, (CCIR 468-3)
82 dB, (DIN/IEC 651)
Maximum Input Sound Level 128 dB, (0.5% THD)
138 db, (with Attenuation)
Power Requirements Phantom Power, (48v +/-4v)
Output Impedance 150 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Pad 10 dB Attenuation Switch
Low Frequency Roll-Off A second switch activates a 200 Hz high-pass filter. Toward the lower frequencies the sensitivity of the microphone is attenuated by approximately 15 dB at 50 Hz. The frequency range above 200 Hz is unaffected.
Applications Specifically Designed for Electronic News Gathering
Dimensions 8.9 x .82" (226 x 21mm) LxDiameter
Weight 5 oz. (145 g)
Neumann KMR81I - Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone (Nickel)
  • (WS 81) Windscreen
  • Leather Carrying Case
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    NeumannKMR81I - Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Great mic, Great sound!

    By D-Rock

    from Muncie, IN

    About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Professional

    Comments about Neumann KMR81I - Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone:

    This is my everything mic right now, seeing as how I am still in college. However, I have access to every "who's who" of shotgun mics (sennheiser, schoeps, ect). While there are many great mics I have heard, I have to say I have not found one time I was wishing I had a "better" mic. If you are looking for a good mic that can be used in a variety of situations this is it. It has a full frequency response, so you can use it for foley and adr as well as a decently wide pick-up pattern allowing for one mic to be used on two people without excessive background noise.

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    5.0

    "Best thing since sliced bread!"

    By D Rock

    from Muncie, IN

    About Me TCOM Major

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Quiet
    • Simple Use

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Productivity
    • Professional

    Comments about Neumann KMR81I - Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone:

    This is a fantastic shotgun mic! It is incredibly quiet and sensitive, and can pick up sounds brilliantly from a distance. It is also a great all around mic because it has an extended low end (compared to other shotgun mics), which makes it great for capturing all types of foley sounds as well!

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    Accessory Packages

    An accessory kit is a great way to get multiple accessories your system.

    Rycote -  Classic-Softie Camera Kit for Shotgun Microphones (15cm)
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    Add interconnectivity options for your equipment.

    Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black
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    Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6 m), Black
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    Shockmounts

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    Stabilize and isolate your mic from vibrations with a shockmount.

    Neumann -  EA2124 - Elastic Suspension Shock Mount
    • Price: $299.95
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    Auray -  DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
    • You Pay: $49.95
     

    Wind Protection

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    Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

    Neumann -  WK81 Windshield
    • You Pay: $536.50
    Usually ships in 7-10 business days i This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
     
    Auray -  WSR-2018 Stuffed Rabbit Windscreen for Shotgun Microphones - (18cm)
    • You Pay: $49.95
     

    Cases & Protection

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    Alfa Case -  10" MicTube Shotgun Microphone Case, Small
    • You Pay: $69.45
     

    Boompoles

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    Get your mic closer to the sound source with a boompole.

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