They provide all of the features of their analog counterparts. Additionally, they offer the advantages of the digital circuit technology, such as extended dynamic range, a more robust operation (EMC safe) and the avoidance of clipping as a result of the integrated peak limiter/ compressor.
Use of one of the digital microphone interfaces together with the Remote Control Software (RCS) permits pre-programmed settings to be stored in the microphones.
The KMS series has become the internationally acknowledged standard for first-class stage microphones.
The high acoustic resolution and smooth frequency response of the microphones ensure that the musician has optimal control of the stage performance at all times.
Especially due to their low self-noise and crosstalk behavior which is free of coloration, the KMS microphones are ideal for use with in-ear monitoring systems.
The KMS 105 is particularly good at suppressing sounds originating from the entire 180° hemisphere behind the microphone.
The user can thus select the version that is optimally suited to the specific application.
In KMS microphones, carefully adjusted acoustic filters and transformerless impedance converters that can handle very high sound pressure levels prevent the microphones from being overloaded even by strong plosive sounds.
In spite of excellent pop protection, sibilants and “S” sounds are transmitted with their natural accentuation, as is possible only with condenser microphones. Furthermore, the above-mentioned acoustic filters are designed so that the distinctive directional characteristics of the capsules are preserved even in the bass range. The filters thus ensure a very high level of feedback protection for the KMS 105 vocal microphones when they are used with a stage sound system.
In addition, the microphone has an invariable, built-in high-pass filter with a cutoff frequency of 120 Hz (–3 dB, measured in a free sound field). The maximum sound pressure level of the KMS microphones is 150 dB.
The low self-noise level of only 18 dB A permits the microphones to be used at high gain levels without the risk of additional noise. Even at large distances, the microphones thus operate with a high signal-to-noise ratio, facilitating the freedom of movement and creativity that are important to the artist.
Due to the transformerless output circuit, the microphone signals can be transmitted even through long cables without loss of sound.
The microphone headgrilles are made of hardened steel. If required, they can easily be unscrewed to permit cleaning of the interior acoustic filters.
- Neumann sound on stage
- Excellent transparency for vocals/speech
- Cardioid/Supercardioid polar pattern with excellent feedback rejection
- Without off-axis coloration
- Effective pop shielding without any side effects
- Set includes stand clamp
- 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).
Acoustic transducer: Pressure gradient transducer
Directional characteristic: Supercardioid
Frequency response: 60 Hz to 20 kHz
Free-field sensitivity1):–47 dBFS
Equivalent noise level, CCIR3): 27 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted3): 16 dB-A
Signal-to-noise ratio2), CCIR3): 67 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio2), A-weighted3): 78 dB
Maximum SPL at 0 dBFS: 141 dBSPL
Dynamic range, A-weighted4): 125 dB
44,1/48 kHz: 41 samples
88,2/96 kHz: 49 samples
176,4/192 kHz: 99 samples
- Sampling rates: 48 kHz
- Gain: 10 dB (variable with DMI-2)
- Compressor on, Attack time 100 ms, Release time 0.5 s,
Threshold –10 dBFS, Ratio 2:1
Supply voltage range: +6 V to +10.5 V
Current consumption: max. 150 mA
Weight: approx. 300 g, Diameter: 48 mm, Length: 180 mm
General Specifications of the Solution-D microphones
Remote controlled functions:
- Polar pattern4)
- Low-cut: flat, 40, 80, 160 Hz
- Pre-attenuation: 0 , -6, -12, -18 dB
- Gain: 0...63 dB in 1 dB steps, clickless
- Testsignal: 1 kHz, pink noise, white noise
- Sampling rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
- Parametric compressor/limiter (incl. de-esser function)
- Independent peak limiter avoiding any clipping
- Switch functions: soft muting, phase reverse, signal lights
- Signal lights: red4) and blue LEDs
- System functions, firmware download
A/D conversion: Neumann process (patented),
28-bit internal word length
Digital signal processing: Fixed-point,
variable internal word length 28 bits to 60 bits
- Asynchronous operation (free-running, AES42 - Mode 1),
basic frequency accuracy: ± 25 ppm
- Synchronous operation (AES42 - Mode 2),
pulling range: Min. ± 100 ppm
Power supply (phantom power complying with AES42)
Output: XLR3M, 24 bits as per AES/EBU (AES3)
All data with respekt to 0 dB pre-attenuation and 0 dB gain.
1) at 1 kHz
2) re 94 dBSPL
3) according to IEC 60268-1;
CCIR-weighting according to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak;
A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS
4) D-01 only