Neumann fet100 Series KMS 104 Cardioid Condenser Vocalist Microphone (Black)

Neumann fet100 Series KMS 104 Cardioid Condenser Vocalist Microphone (Black)

Neumann fet100 Series KMS 104 Cardioid Condenser Vocalist Microphone (Black)

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Neumann fet100 Series KMS 104 Cardioid Condenser Vocalist Microphone (Black)

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The black fet100 Series KMS 104 Cardioid Condenser Vocalist Microphone from Neumann has been designed for close range use by instrumental and vocal soloists, and can also be handheld by singers. It offers high acoustic resolution and smooth frequency response (20 Hz to 20 kHz). This mic is also suitable for use with in-ear monitoring systems thanks to the low self-noise and crosstalk behavior.

It has a condenser microphone capsule with a cardioid directional characteristic, which suppresses sound originating from behind the microphone. It has a balanced, transformerless output and offers effective protection against pop-sounds. This cardioid microphone offers true sound transduction that is free of coloration.

The mic comes with the SG105 Stand Clamp that is designed for vocal microphones. It can be swiveled and has a 5/8"-27 threads in addition to a thread adapter to connect to 1/2" and 3/8" stands (sold separately). A padded nylon bag is also included.

General

Cardioid polar pattern with high level of feedback rejection
Without off-axis coloration
Built-in protection from pop-sounds
Suitable for use for vocal and speech applications on stage, as an announcer's mic for broadcasting/dubbing, in-ear monitoring, etc.

Acoustic

Carefully adjusted acoustic filter ensures high level of feedback protection
Transformerless, high-loadability impedance converter for handling sound pressure levels up to 150dB
Distinctive directional characteristic of the capsule is retained all the way down to the bass frequencies
Sibilants and "S" sounds are transmitted with their natural accentuation

Electrical

Electronic compensation used for the proximity effect
Built-in high-pass filter with a cutoff frequency of 120 Hz (-3 dB, measured in a free sound field)
Low self-noise level of 18 dBA permits the microphone to be used at high gain levels without the risk of additional noise
High signal-to-noise ratio allows the mic to be used even from large distances
Transformerless output circuit allows microphone signals can be transmitted even through long cables (up to 984' / 300m) without loss of sound

Mechanical

Thick-walled metal housing for effective protection against handling noise
Microphone headgrille is made of hardened steel 1
In the Box
Neumann fet100 Series KMS 104 Cardioid Condenser Vocalist Microphone (Black)
  • SG105 Stand Clamp
  • Padded Nylon Bag
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Operating Principle Acoustical: Pressure gradient transducer
    Directional Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Sensitivity 4.5 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 kΩ rated load impedance
    94 dB SPL ≈ 1 Pa = 10 μbar
    Impedance Rated: 50 Ω
    Rated Load: 1 kΩ
    Equivalent Noise Level CCIR: 28 dB
    A-Weighted: 18 dB-A
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio CCIR (Relative 94 dBSPL): 66 dB
    A-Weighted (Relative 94 dBSPL: 76 dB
    Maximum SPL THD 0.5%: 150 dB

    Measured as equivalent electrical input signal.

    Maximum Output Voltage 12 dBu
    Dynamic Range Mic Amplifier (A-Weighted): 132 dB
    Supply Voltage P48, IEC 1938: 48 ± 4 V (phantom powered)
    Current Consumption P48, IEC 1938: 3.5 mA
    Connector Matching: XLR3F
    Diameter 1.8" (48.0 mm)
    Length 7.0" (180.0 mm)
    Weight Approximately 10.5 oz (300.0 g)
    Note: According to IEC 60268-1; CCIR-weighting according to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak; A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS.

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