Neumann KM100F Powering Amp
Up for consideration is a mint / NOS Neumann KM100F powering module for the KM100 mics. This is a rare item as it is now discontinued by Neumann. It features a built-in 2-position high-pass filter, in addition to the -10 dB pad. These KM100F modules had a list proce of $958 and sold for $615 Street, so here is an extremely rare opportunity to pick up a NOS / unused KM100f body and save 50%!!!
Buy-It-Now winner will receive a free NOS Neumann SG21/17 Swivel Mount (a $95 value)!!!
You can read the full description of the KM100 series from the Neumann website is here, with the specs here and catalogs with charts here. The frequency response of this module showing both steps of the high-pass filter is on Page 2 of the PDF here. Also, 1270 dpi hi-resolution photos of this module is here.
* Neumann KM100F
* Serial # 233
* 2-Position HP Filter
* -10 dB Pad Switch
* Gold-Plated Contacts
* Body Amp Cap
* Total Hours = 1.0
* Made in Germany
This body amp was purchased from a studio closing sale, where the mic was never used, as they had an extensive collection of vintage Neumann tube SDCs to chose from. I have used the capsule for just 1 hour, only to make these test MP3 files below. You will need an AK active capsule to make a complete KM100 microphone system.
This body has a 2-position High-Pass filter which is extremely useful for several reasons: 1) to attunate wind and rumble noise during outdoor use, 2) to cut ambient rumble from street noise for location recording (think busses and trucks), and 3) to compensate for proximity effect when using a AK 40 or other cardioid-type capsules for either speech or close mic'd instruments. The default roll-off is a gentle 6 dB / octave roll-off starting at 80 Hz, and the second position is 12 dB / octave starting at 120 Hz.
Here are 26 quick, 1-take MP3 sound files to give you an idea of what to expect. These MP3 files have no compression, EQ or reverb
-- just straight signal, tracked with a AK 30 Omni capsule into a TAB-Funkenwerk V78M preamp using
a Sony PCM DI flash recorder. MP3s are from Logic.
KM100F + AK30
SANTA CRUZ OM/PW GUITAR
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
BARTOLEX SPC10 HARP GUITAR
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
GIBSON ES-225 / PV AMP
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
SHAFER & SONS BABY GRAND
1 | 2 | 3
PENNY WHISTLE / TIN FLUTE
VOICE-OVER / VOCAL
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
COMPARISON MP3 FILES
You can compare these files with over 120 other MP3 files using the exact same setup -- including a Neumann Km253, here.
SHIPPING & TERMS
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before bidding. Satisfaction Guaranteed, 3-Day Return. This auction is for
a Neumann KM100F powering module, plastic body cap, and Neumann brochure + box . No other accessories are included.
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