NEUMANN KK 204 nickel
The capsules of the vocal microphones KMS 104 and KMS 105, compatible with the Sennheiser 2000 and 9000 wireless systems. Thanks to the combination of the KK 204 and KK 205 capsule heads with the wireless Sennheiser 2000/9000 series, Neumann sound is also available in the wireless domain. This opens up new sound dimensions for the most demanding live-performance engineering.
Here the key areas of expertise of Neumann and Sennheiser are united in an unprecedented manner to create products with no compromises for professional use. Neumann capsules have already been used in combination with the Sennheiser SKM 5200 handheld transmitter for the past 10 years on some of the largest stages of the world and at mega-events such as the Eurovision Song Contest, where the highest demands are placed on the sound and transmission reliability. These systems reveal their strengths particularly in conjunction with Sennheiser in-ear monitoring.
The design of Neumann capsule heads for the Sennheiser SKM 2000/9000 handheld transmitter is based on the extremely successful, multiple award-winning wired stage microphones KMS 104 and KMS 105. From these microphones the capsule heads have acquired not only their outstanding sound characteristics and technical specifications, but also their robust construction and effective suppression of pop sounds and handling noise.
The sound of the capsule heads can be described as full, transparent and naturally warm, without excessive accentuation of the bass. Due to the single polar pattern design, the polar patterns are very uniform over the entire frequency range, thus providing the basis for excellent resistance to feedback.
The capsules, and also of course the transmitter unit, are available in both nickel and black. Included with the capsule heads is a large nylon bag, which can hold not only the capsule but also the handheld transmitter, battery packs and additional accessories. The KK 204 and KK 205 capsule heads were developed especially for the wireless Sennheiser 2000/9000 series. Particular importance has been placed on further damping of pop sounds and handling noise, an extremely low level of self-noise, and ease of servicing. Both capsule heads have integrated foam pop protection. The foam pores have a greatly increased surface area and can keep extreme moisture away from the capsule.
Directional characteristic: cardioid
The capsule of the KMS 104 vocal microphone, exclusively for use with the Sennheiser SKM 2000/9000 handheld transmitter. The capsule head provides the best possible suppression of sound originating from 180° to the rear.
Directional characteristic: supercardioid
The capsule of the KMS 105 vocal microphone, exclusively for use with the Sennheiser SKM 2000/9000 handheld transmitter. The capsule head has greater directivity and maximizes incident sound from the front as opposed to sound from the rear.
- cardioid pattern with high feedback resistance
- studio grade Neumann condenser capsule
- for Sennheiser SKM 2000/6000/9000 and EW G4 300/500 wireless systems
- directional pattern (204/205): cardioid/supercardioid
- frequency range: 40Hz to 20kHz
- sensitivity: 2.8mV/Pa, +/-1dB
- signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (rel. 94 dB SPL): 59dB
- signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (rel. 94 dB SPL): 70dB-A
- equivalent noise level, CCIR: 35dB
- equivalent noise level, A-weighted: 24dB-A
- max. SPL for less than 0.5% THD: 150dB
- weight (incl. transmitter + power supply unit): approx. 500g
- diameter: 55mm
- length (+ SKM 2000): 272mm