This is part of the same BBC Studios mic collection as the original U87 (not ai) we have listed.
The KM 84 is a small-diaphragm FET condenser with a fixed Cardioid pickup pattern. It was the world’s first phantom-powered microphone, built to run on 48v DC. Its design goal was to be as small as possible; the model name ‘KM’ stands for Kleine Mikrofon (“small microphone”). The model number indicates the powering mechanism (8 = phantom power) and polar pattern (4 = cardioid). Although discontinued in 1992, the KM-84 remains a favorite of vintage mic enthusiasts for drum overheads and hi-hat applications.
Neumann’s KM 184 was intended to be a replacement for the KM 84, but the two mics sound sufficiently different that the KM 84 has remained a standard by which modern FET pencil mics are judged. (See the KM 184 page for additional discussion of the physical and sonic differences between these microphones.)
The mic is known for having an exceptionally flat frequency response and its ability to maintain its cardioid pickup pattern across the frequency spectrum.
These are the industry gold standard pencil mics found in the very best recording studios around the world. Everything works as it should on the microphone. Kept in clean, smoke-free studio environment for all of its life.
This Neumann mic is part of the world famous collection at Essex Recording Studios! Check out our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube! @essexrecordingstudios
International buyers are welcome! We ship to any country in the world! These mics will be packed and shipped with love, care and respect in its case! The mics are in good condition with the Neumann mic badges absent and normal marks found on older studio mics...just watch the full size pics for the complete condition! You are welcome to collect the mic in person if you are local to our studio in Southend, England at postcode SS1 1AB directly opposite Southend Central train station.
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