Neumann KM 185 - Hypercardioid - Nickel (Single)

Small-diaphragm Hypercardioid Studio Condenser Microphone with Windscreen - Nickel
Write review Item ID: KM185
Neumann KM 185 - Hypercardioid - Nickel (Single) image 1
Neumann KM 185 - Hypercardioid - Nickel (Single) image 1
$899.95

Or just $38/month§ for 24 months

0% interest for 24 months*. 24 equal monthly payments required. Valid through 12/31/2017. Learn more

Special Order
Special-ordered from Neumann and usually arrives to you within 1-2 weeks. Please note: special orders cannot be canceled or returned.
Note: While most of the items we sell ship for free, this item does not qualify for free shipping due to special circumstances.

The Sweetwater Difference

Share this with your friends:

Most popular accessories & related items...

Neumann KM 185 - Hypercardioid - Nickel (Single)
Special Order

Neumann's KM 180 Series: A New Standard of Quality

The Neumann KM 185 offers studio owners and musicians the incredible dynamic range, low self-noise, and professional performance that have made the KM Series so popular. The hypercardioid KM 185 has already been recognized by recording engineers and producers for its ability to capture a precise, clean sound from a variety of acoustic instruments. Sweetwater has had a great response from our customers on the mics in the KM Series. Any time you need exceptional audio pickup in a tight spot and need to minimize bleed, the hypercardioid KM 185 will easily handle the job!

Neumann KM 185 Features:
  • Designed especially to attenuate off-axis sound (lateral and rear) from other nearby instruments
  • Great as an XY stereo pair
  • Overhead, toms
  • Produces especially warm and bass supporting sound for artists who perform in proximity effect range
  • Transformerless circuitry
  • Trouble-free operation also with unbalanced equipment (e.g., DAT recorders)
  • Acoustical operating principle: Pressure/Pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional pattern: hypercardioid
  • Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2): 142dB
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Neumann KM 185 - Neumann quality in a pencil condenser!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Hypercardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 142dB
Output Impedance 50 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 79dB (A weighted)
Self Noise 15dB
Connector XLR
Weight 0.18 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 008440

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this product.
Write your review
See also: Condenser Mics, Neumann, Neumann Condenser Microphones, Neumann Condenser Microphones