Common name: Neumann KMA
Production Status: Discontinued / Vintage
The KMA is a clip lavalier microphone manufactured by Georg Neumann GmbH from 1969 to 1985. The microphone uses a pressure (omnidirectional) small diaphragm capsule with a nickel diaphragm. The capsule can be connected directly to Beyer transmitters models TS 73/1 or TS 83/1, to the Neumann SWA for phantom powering or to the Neumann BS 18 battery powering unit, both usable for wire connection to the microphone preamplifier. The KMA S-7 version is can be used with Sennheiser made transmitters and some Neumann accessories. Adapters for violin (AKV-A) or cello (AKV-B) were available. The KMA is still popular today for double bass recording.