Neumann KMR 81 D Digital Shotgun Microphone

Highly directional shotgun microphone

The digital version of the classic Neumann shotgun microphone. Excellent off-axis (lateral and rear) attenuation. Free of coloration.

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The KMR 81 D is the transition of the well-established KMR 81 i shotgun microphone into the digital domain. It provides all of the features of its analog counterpart, which made it a favorite of sound engineers in movie and documentary productions. Additionally it offers the advantages of the digital circuit technology, such as extended dynamic range, a more robust operation (EMC safe) and the avoidance of clipping as a result of the integrated peak limiter/compressor.

The settings for all functions can be recalled, set and stored in the microphone by using one of the digital microphone interfaces.

  • Interference tube microphone with shotgun directional characteristic
  • Interference/pressure-gradient transducer
  • High lateral and back attenuation
  • 90°-recording angle
  • Extensive accessories for outdoor use
  • Light weight: 90 g
  • The legendary Neumann sound in the digital realm. Pure Neumann capsule sound.
  • The satisfaction of recording the uncolored original, with no "bottlenecks" between the capsule and the recording system.
  • The guarantee of having one of the best A/D converters available.
  • Anti-clipping processing ensures handling safety, and reduces stress.
  • Reduced time requirements and personnel costs, particularly due to faster post production processing.
  • Lower investment costs, since separate A/D converters and preamps are no longer needed. This also means space and weight savings (e.g. in the OB van).
More Information
  • Acoustic transducer: Interference transducer
  • Directional characteristic: Supercardioid/lobe
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Free-field sensitivity:–36 dBFS
  • Equivalent noise level, CCIR: 21 dB
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: 9 dB-A
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR: 73 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted: 85 dB
  • Maximum SPL at 0 dBFS: 123 dBSPL
  • Dynamic range, A-weighted: 114 dB
  • Latency:
    • 44,1/48 kHz: 41 samples
    • 88,2/96 kHz: 49 samples
    • 176,4/192 kHz: 99 samples
  • Preset:
    • - Sampling rates: 48 kHz
    • - Gain: 10 dB
    • - Compressor on, Attack time 100 ms, Release time 0.5 s,
  • Threshold –10 dBFS, Ratio 2:1
  • Supply voltage range: +7 V to +10.5 V
  • Current consumption: max. 150 mA
  • Weight: approx. 90 g, Diameter: 42 mm, Length: 212 mm
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