Neumann Unveils KM D Digital Microphone Series at AES
Sep 5, 2006 11:54 AM
Neumann is building on the legacy of its well-known KM series of miniature microphones with the introduction of three new digital models with integrated DSP. The modular KM 183 D, KM 184 D, and KM 185 D combine omnidirectional, cardioid, and supercardioid capsules with the KM D output stage to offer three different directional characteristics.
The proven Neumann A-to-D converter is located immediately next to the capsule in the new microphone models. The converter supports a dynamic range far exceeding that of the capsule, with no coloration and absolute transparency.
Two versions of the new digital miniature microphones are available in classic nickel and black Nextel finish. All standard sampling frequencies, from 44.1kHz to 192kHz, are supported.
The integrated DSP functions—including gain, a compressor/limiter with de-esser and a peak limiter—can be configured and controlled remotely via the DMI-2 digital microphone interface and the RCS remote control software. The fully digital system permits the peak limiter to operate across the entire available dynamic range even in stressful recording situations.