Neumann KM183 NI

Omnidirectional Pencil Condenser (Nickel)

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Order Code: KM183-NI

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Neumann KM183 NI is an omnidirectional pencil condenser microphone, ideal for all kinds of instrument and room recording situations (Nickel).

The frequency-independent omnidirectional polar pattern is natural, with a transparent sound, very low self-noise and high SPL capability.


In practical usage, there is no sound colouration over a wide pickup angle, which is crucial in multi-microphone set-ups and for precise stereo/surround imaging. The KM 183’s pressure transducer capsule is equalised for a flat frequency response in the diffuse field. In the free field (i.e. close to the sound source), it has a treble boost of approximately 7 dB at 10 kHz. Its innovative transformer-less head amplifier offers a wide dynamic range of 127 dB and is carefully designed to maintain the capsule’s sonic integrity. The KM 183 has a very low self-noise of only 13 dB-A and can handle high sound pressure levels of up to 140 dB free from distortion.

KM 183 is a universal microphone for studio applications. Its transparent sound makes the KM 183 a superb microphone for acoustic instruments, such as piano, percussion, drums, acoustic guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass, choir, and wherever sonic authenticity is paramount. As a pressure transducer, KM183’s low frequency response is limitless, which makes it an excellent choice for orchestra and church organ recordings.

KM183 features:

  • Omnidirectional pickup pattern
  • Diffuse-field equalised pressure transducer
  • Very low self-noise
  • High SPL capability

In the box:

  • KM 183 Microphone
  • WNS 100 Windscreen
  • SG 21 bk Stand Mount Swivel
Acoustical operating principle Pressure transducer
Directional Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Range 20 Hz … 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm 12 mV/Pa ± 1 dB
Rated Impedance 50 ohms
Rated load impedance 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR 1 24 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted 2 13 dB-A
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% 3 140 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL) 4 70 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL) 5 81 dB
Maximum output voltage 10 dBu
Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938) 48 V ± 4 V
Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938) 3.2 mA
Matching connector XLR 3 F
Weight approx. 80 g
Diameter 22 mm
Length 107 mm

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