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Der Joerg, der macht immer so schöne Mikrofone

By Pucelle_Dabidjan, 26/12/2010
Do not laugh, but I know little about the "specifics" that micro except the minimum basis.

This is a condenser microphone that needs to be powered by phantom power. The 104 is cardoïque, the 105 supercardoïque.

So for those who have difficulty with these terms. The 104 has a kidney shape (Niere). 105 in the lung burst launched from the second floor (Superniere). Its design is good overall. The microphone is nicely finished and the next full metal reassuring. Too bad that Neumann did not put a good mic input setting. This original livery is a bit average. I saw more convenient to use, and in any case better tight home.

The lack of a microphone for hardcase of this standing is not really excusable, even if the catch is pretty damn good.

Pre-sales service was bad in my case. First they wanted me to try it in an amp organ. Then the guy outright lied m_ Hug me looking me in the eye when I asked them why the microwave is 200 euros more expensive than in France while our vat is only 7.6%? The seller explained to me that he was not a price that the importer who was forced to practice them. That's a strong character vilipendieux for his profession if you ask me.

OVERALL OPINION

In practice, we are faced with a good mic, but he will learn to use. More sensitive to feedback a Shure SM58 (what a surprise), it should be placed in a smart way to do his job and asks for a singer who knows how to "play the microphone." I mean, come closer too close to the microphone will effectively erase the differences with the old sm58.

To use it properly:
- Put it to about 10-20 cm from your mouth
- Imagine that you speak into a flashlight and you need to speak in the light beam to be heard
- Make sure you do not have you screaming powerful behind the shoulder at least a meter
- Finished

I heard about the trend in kms from feedback. So I plugged in the Marshall head back, back in the face of 300w. All at toc (with in-ear and ear protection). My goal was to determine whether or not the device is sensitive to interference. My answer is "Noui. In fact, if used properly, it is hard to go on a lollipop. But if the "beam" in which he is hit in the sensitive axis (on axis), then the feedback and whistling tumble immediately. Add a slight desire to go into high mids treble. He must know how to resolve it gives the best of himself.

But enough about the feedback. Let's talk about her!

Because for this, it is excellent. I wanted a microphone that gives me more sensuality that is better able to carry emotion. Finding the sm58 a bit surly. Perfect for rock or metal. But he had something of this right in the lower midrange that suited me pas.Ici I have more finesse and articulation. A liquid side and a natural warmth in the sound. Highs are richly represented in my taste, but fortunately I still have the eq to work those little details.

The price they demand is high. But everyone will be his idea if "necessary or not." For me it is useful.
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Neumann KMS104 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Neumann
  • Model:KMS104
  • Series:KMS 104
  • Category:Small diaphragm condenser microphones
  • Added in our database on: 05/18/2012

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