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Neumann KMR 81 D Digital Shotgun Microphone

B&H # NEKMR81D Mfr # KMR 81 D
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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 vendor. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.

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You Pay: $1,599.95
Product Highlights
  • Digital Version of the KMR 81 I
  • Neumann Quality A/D Conversion
  • Internal Peak / Limiter Compressor
  • Impervious to RFI Noise
  • High Lateral & Back Attenuation
  • Uncolored, Unform Signal Response

The Neumann KMR 81 D Digital Shotgun Microphone is a digital version of the coveted Neumann KMR 81 I shotgun microphone. This digital counterpart to the KMR 81 I exhibits all the benefits of its lobe/supercardioid polar pattern with professional grade A/D conversion and an internal compressor / limiter to avoid digital peak clipping. The capsule features 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. As a result all off-axis sound sources are attenuated without coloration. The KMR 81 D is well suited to record individual instruments, vocals and speech within highly ambient environment and much more.

Note! This is a digital microphone and requires a converter kit (not included) for operation.

Interference tube microphone with shotgun directional characteristic
Interference/pressure-gradient transducer
High lateral and back attenuation
90° recording angle
Extensive accessories for outdoor use
Light weight: 3.17oz (90g)
The legendary Neumann sound in the digital realm. Pure Neumann capsule sound
The satisfaction of recording the uncolored original, with no "bottlenecks" between the capsule and the recording system
The guarantee of having one of the best A/D converters available
Anti-clipping processing ensures handling safety, and reduces stress
Reduced time requirements and personnel costs, particularly due to faster post production processing
Lower investment costs, since separate A/D converters and preamps are no longer needed. This also means space and weight savings (e.g. in the OB van)
Transducer Interference transducer
Polar Pattern Supercardioid/lobe
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 114dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Equivalent noise level, CCIR: 21dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: 9dB-A
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR: 73dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted: 85dB
Maximum Input Sound Level SPL at 0 dBFS: 123 dBSPL
Sensitivity Free-field sensitivity: -36 dBFS
Preset - Sampling rates: 48kHz
- Gain: 10dB
- Compressor on, Attack time 100ms, Release time 0.5s, Threshold -10 dBFS, Ratio 2:1
A/D Conversion Neumann process (patented), 28-bit internal word length
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Fixed-point, variable internal word length 28 bits to 60 bits
Synchronization - Asynchronous operation (free-running, AES42 - Mode 1), basic frequency accuracy: ± 25 ppm
- Synchronous operation (AES42 - Mode 2), pulling range: Min. ± 100 ppm
Remote Operation Interface: AES42
Remote controlled functions:
- Polar pattern4)
- Low-cut: flat, 40, 80, 160Hz
- Pre-attenuation: 0 , -6, -12, -18dB
- Gain: 0...63dB in 1dB steps, clickless
- Test signal: 1 kHz, pink noise, white noise
- Parametric compressor/limiter (incl. de-esser function)
- Independent peak limiter avoiding any clipping
- Switch functions: soft muting, phase reverse, signal lights
- Signal lights: red and blue LEDs
- System functions, firmware download
Power Requirements Supply voltage range: +7V to +10.5V
Current consumption: max. 150 mA
Output Connectors XLR3M, 24 bits as per AES/EBU (AES3)
Dimensions (LxDiameter) 8.36 x 1.46" (212 x 42mm)
Weight 3.17oz (90g)
Neumann KMR 81 D Digital Shotgun Microphone
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  • Twist Pack
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Required item: A Power Supply (not included) is required to power this device.

    Neumann -  Conn.Kit AES/EBU - Connection Kit
    • You Pay: $148.95
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    Neumann -  Conn.Kit S/PDIF - Connection Kit
    • You Pay: $148.95
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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
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    Wind Protection

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    Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

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    Additional Hardware

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