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Neumann KMR81IMT - Supercardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone (Black)

B&H # NEKMR81IMT Mfr # KMR 81 I MT
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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 CCIR 468-3= 71 dB
DIN/IEC 651= 82 dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 128 dB, 0.5% THD (with Attenuation: 138 db)
Power Requirements Phantom Power (48v +/-4v)
Output Impedance 150 Ohms
Output Connectors 3-Pin XLRM Type
Case Leather Carrying Case
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)
Weight 5 oz. (145 g)
Specialties Optional Accessories: Adapter Cable AC 22, Adapter Cable AC 25, Adapter Cable AC 27, Battery Supply BS 48 i, Battery Supply BS 48 i-2, Boom Mount G 35, Gooseneck SMK 8 i, Mounting Bracket H 82, Quick-release Tilting Clamp MKV, Signalling Light CF 3 i (mt), Signalling Light CF 35 i (mt), Stand Extensions STV 4/20/40/60, Stand Mount SG 21/17 mt, Windjammer WJ 81, Windscreen WK 81
Neumann KMR81IMT - Supercardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone (Black)
  • Windscreen (WS 81)
  • Leather Carrying Case
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    NeumannKMR81IMT - Shotgun Microphone
     
    5.0

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        5.0

        It's a Neumann!

        By Raven Tenderfoot

        from Asheville, NC

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Neumann KMR81IMT - Shotgun Microphone:

            If you're looking for "Best Bang for the Buck" Check out Rode microphones. If you're looking for "Cost no object" Check out the Schoeps. If you want lush sound, a reliable mic, with a name you've grown to love: Neumann. This is the Hollywood sound (when Hollywood sounds good!)If the price is too high, check out the used market, you might save a grand. Anything else, hey if it's a great deal on a used or demoed mic then sure there are other brands I'd be excited about. DPA is one. Audio Technica & AKG will work. I'm curious about Beyer. Sanken I hear is amazing. However, as I said in the beginning: Rode/budget, Neumann/heck yeah! & Schoeps/I'm in Heaven.

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            5.0

            Magic Sound

            By Prinx

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile
            • Warm sound

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              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Neumann KMR81IMT - Shotgun Microphone:

              I use it mainly for feature films, mounted on a boompole. Very warm and clear sound. My number one choice in controlled environments.

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              5.0

              great sound

              By Smingy

              from Albuquerque

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

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                Best Uses

                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Neumann KMR81IMT - Shotgun Microphone:

                I shoot commercials and documentaries.
                Great sound and short enough to mount on camera if needed for hand held shooting in documentary style filming; I can use wide angle lens w/o seeing my mic in shot.
                The clarity of peoples voices are great.
                Things not so great... although a definite superior field mic, other sound guys don't know this mic and are looking for another old standard.

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                Rycote -  Classic-Softie Camera Kit for Shotgun Microphones (15cm)
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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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                Wind Protection

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                Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

                Neumann -  WK81 Windshield
                • You Pay: $536.50
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                Auray -  WSR-2018 Stuffed Rabbit Windscreen for Shotgun Microphones - (18cm)
                • You Pay: $49.95
                 

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