Neumann KM184 Microphone Hire

The Neumann KM 184 Microphone is a compact, small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone ideal for solo instruments, ensemble, and spot miking.

$80.00 / day


The Neumann KM 184 Microphone is a small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone that offers premium Neumann sound that’s both open and musical. A compact mic, the KM 184 is ideal for solo instruments, ensemble, and spot miking.

The KM 184 features a non-reflective nickel finish. All the KM 180 series microphones feature an output stage based on the KM 100. Transformer-less circuitry and balanced output result in high output gain with a very low noise floor and no coloration to the output signal.

The KM 184 is powered via +48 Volt phantom power. Its 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response provide flexibility for use in a wide range of recording situations. The KM 184’s cardioid polar pattern provides a targeted pick up area and handles sound pressure levels up to 138dB, allowing fairly close miking of instruments.

  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • KM 100 based output stage
  • Compact rugged construction
  • Black matt finish
  • Small-diaphragm condenser mic
  • Capsule with cardioid pick-up pattern
  • Exceptionally low inherent self-noise (16dB A-weighted)
  • Exceptionally high overload capacity (up to 138dB SPL before overload)
  • Exceptionally clear sound reproduction free of coloration
  • Very smooth frequency curves parallel to 0 degrees sound incidence
  • 20Hz to 20kHz frequency range
  • Equivalent loudness level due to inherent noise: 16dB (DIN/IEC 651 dB-A), 25dB (CCIR 468-3 weighted)
  • S/N ratio re:1Pa @ 1kHz, (CCIR 468-3 weighted) 69dB (S/N = 94dB – equiv. noise) A-weighted: 78dB
  • Max SPL for less than 0.5% THD: 138dB
  • Total dynamic range of the microphone amplifier (Max SPL-self noise): 122dB
  • Requires 48V phantom powering +/-4 V


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