Crystal-clear Onstage Vocals
Neumann is world-renowned for their legacy of fantastic studio microphones, but with the elegant KMS 105 they make their uncompromising standards available in an affordable, high-quality handheld mic. The exquisite design includes an elastic shockmounted supercardioid capsule with three metal basket layers providing a robust method of getting rid of those frustrating plosives. Not only is it a luxurious-looking mic; it’s also very lightweight, making it a pleasure to use in live performance. When compared with other handheld vocal mics, the KMS 105 offers superior resolution with extended frequency response and accurate transient detail. Sibilance problems common to other handheld condenser mics are eliminated. No foam is used in the basket, thus eliminating any "clouding" or "muffling" of the sound. If you're ready to step up to the Neumann of handhelds, Sweetwater has your mic: the KMS 105.
Superior parts and design: superior sound
The K 105 capsule used in the Neumann KMS 105 was developed from the K 50, found in the KMS 150, KM 150, and KM 185 microphones. The K 105 features a supercardioid pattern, achieved by specially modifying the response of the K 50 pressure-gradient transducer. The frequency response characteristic is developed in the acoustic realm, allowing for accurate representation of transient details found in music and speech, and thus transmitting a very "open" and detailed capture of the human voice. Due to the tight supercardioid polar pattern and the coloration-free off-axis response, a very high level of gain before feedback is achieved. This polar pattern offers the highest degree of isolation while still allowing for a generous "sweet spot" in front of the microphone.
Neumann KMS 105 Features:
- Condenser microphone for crystal-clear highs and deep lows
- Neumann sound onstage
- Excellent transparency for vocals/speech
- Without off-axis coloration
- Transformerless output
- Supercardioid polar pattern with excellent feedback rejection
- Effective pop shielding without any side effects
- Set includes stand clamp
- Requires +48-volt phantom power