Common name: Neumann KML
Production Status: Discontinued / Vintage
The KML is the first “Lavalier” microphone manufactured by Georg Neumann GmbH from 1966 to 1975. It uses a cardioid capsule derived from the K 64. The microphone is a clip-on “clothes attachable” with the capsule looking straight ahead. The amplifier used a FET circuit powered by a battery pack (cabled or wireless) or, alternatively, via P-48 special phantom supply. It was designed to fit wireless pocket transmitters of the time. The most common was the Sennheiser SK 1007.