The Neumann KMR 82I Highly Directional Shotgun Microphone - Satin Nickel for longer distances, e.g. in ENG and stage applications. With an acceptance angle of 45° and minimal off-axis coloration the KMR 82 i can be used to record individual instruments in an orchestra without problems. The KMR 82 i offers high sensitivity with low power consumption and is lightweight for easy handling.
Clear and Focused Sound from A Distance
The KMR 82 i is a shotgun microphone with a very high directivity for situations that require the microphone to be kept at a greater distance from the source. This is often the case in electronic news gathering (ENG) and in theaters, where microphones ought to remain invisible. The KMR 82 i can also be used to obtain a clear and focused sound in noisy environments.
Technically speaking, the KMR 82 i combines a pressure gradient condenser capsule with a long interference tube to achieve a very narrow acceptance angle of 45˚ and excellent rejection of unwanted sound. Unlike many other shotgun microphones, the Neumann KMR 82 i’s lobe shaped pickup pattern is frequency-independent. In other words, off-axis sound is picked up at reduced level but without unwanted coloration. The KMR 82 i therefore sounds uncommonly natural for a long shotgun microphone and is easy to combine with other microphones, without unwanted side effects.
Compared to other shotgun microphones, the Neumann KMR 82 i offers a superior sound balance. Its frequency response is highly linear up to 2 kHz, while a broad treble lift compensates for high frequency losses that occur when recording at greater distances. The KMR 82 i offers very low self-noise of only 12 dB-A and a high sensitivity of 21 mV/Pa. It can handle high SPLs of up to 128 dB without audible distortion. A high pass filter suppresses subsonic interference, such as wind and handling noise. For use at shorter distances, the filter frequency can be shifted to 120 Hz using the low-cut switch to compensate for the proximity effect. To avoid sibilance problems in cases when the KMR 82 i is used for close speech, a second switch activates an electronic filter which compensates for the capsule’s treble boost.
The KMR 82 i is an excellent microphone for theater and broadcast applications, such as stage dialogue, and for ENG in noisy environments. The KMR 82 i is very lightweight and has a balanced center of gravity, making it a pleasure to use, even after several hours. Due to its low power consumption and its low sensitivity to wind and handling noise, the KMR 82 i is perfect for on-location work. Thanks to its natural sound and excellent off-axis behavior, the KMR 82 i can also be used as a problem solver in critical recording situations, e.g. to pick up a soloist in front of an orchestra.
Sound Field: Mono
Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
Polar Pattern: Super cardioid
High-Pass Filter: Yes
Gain Adjustment: None
Windscreen: Foam (Included)
Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL: 128 dB SPL
Impedance: 150 Ohms
Load Impedance: 1000 Ohms
Sensitivity: 21 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 Kilohms
Operating Voltage: 48 V ± 4 V
Operating Current Consumption: 0.7 mA
Included Case: Soft Case
Package Weight: 2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH): 17 x 4 x 3"
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