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Neumann KMS 140

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Cardioid Condenser Vocalist Microphone

Overview

The KMS 140 and KMS 150 vocalist microphones come with cardioid (KMS 140) and hypercardioid (KMS 150) characteristics. They are optimized for hand held use during live performances on stage.

The acoustic filter inside the steel mesh headgrill is a very open design. Together with the large dynamic range of the amplifier, it prevents overload of the microphone because of plosive sounds. Vocalists often use hand-held microphones at very short distances. The low frequency response of the microphone has been equalized to compensate for proximity effect.

Two slide switches allow attenuation of the microphone output by 10 dB, and selection of the cut-off frequency of the high pass filter to be 120 or 400 Hz.

The sturdy metal housing and the internal acoustic suspension effectively suppress all handling noise.

Application Hints

  • Used when it is imperative to protect against handling noise, breathing, wind noise, and plosive sounds

  • Announcer's mic for broadcasting, dubbing, voice-over


only for KMS 140:

  • Cardioid characteristic protects against acoustic feedback from single monitor positioned directly behind the mic


only for KMS 150:

  • Hypercardioid characteristic protects against acoustic feedback from monitors positioned slightly to the left and right behind the mic


These are just some of the most common applications. We recommend additional experimentation to gain maximum use from this microphone.

Specifications:

  • Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer

  • Directional pattern: Cardioid

  • Frequency range: 20 Hz...20 kHz

  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 15 mV/Pa

  • Rated impedance: 50 ohms

  • Rated load impedance: 1000 ohms

  • Equivalent SPL CCIR 468-3: 26 dB

  • Equivalent SPL DIN/IEC 651: 16 dB-A

  • S/N ratio CCIR 468-3: 68 dB

  • S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651: 78 dB

  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 138 dB

  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% with preattanuation: 148 dB

  • Maximum output voltage: 2540 mV

  • Dyn. range of the mic. amplifier DIN/IEC 651: 122 dB

  • Supply voltage: 48 V +/- 4 V

  • Current consumption: 2 mA

  • Matching connector: XLR 3F

  • Weight: 285 g

  • Diameter: 48 mm

  • Length: 175 mm

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Brand
Neumann
Model
KMS 140
MFR Part Number
KMS 140
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