KMA

Primary use:

Polar patterns:

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.

Electrical Characteristics

Frequency Response
Hz - kHz
Output Sensitivity
mV/Pa
Max SPL
Max SPL, THD:
Self Noise (CCIR)
dB
Self Noise (DIN/IEC)
dB-A
Output Impedance
-
Recommended Load
Powering
Supply Current
mA
Alternative Powering

Switchable Options

Pad
Filter/EQ

Physical Characteristics

Connector
Tuchel 6 pin
Connector notes
Available Colours
Weight
Length
Min diameter width
Max diameter
Depth

Accessories

Included
Optional
Adapters for violin (AKV-A) or cello (AKV-B)