NEUMANN KM-85I CARDIOID CONDENSER MICROPHONE (VINTAGE)
Price listed is DAILY RENTAL RATE
Daily Rate = 24 Hour Period
Multiple Day and Long Term Rental discounts available upon request.
Delivery or Pick Up Options?
BROOKLYN PICK UP
MON - FRI 10am - 5pm ONLY
WE ARE CLOSED ON WEEKENDS.
You can pick up from our warehouse @ 276 Meserole Street in Brooklyn. We are open MON - FRI from 10am - 5pm for ALL Warehouse Pick Ups & Returns. We are CLOSED on the weekends - NO EXCEPTION. In addition, there is a $40 warehouse prep fee on all orders being picked up by clients from our warehouse in addition to the cost of the equipment. This is a PER ORDER charge and NOT A PER ITEM charge.
We offer delivery options within the New York City Area. Fee is based on equipment and distance.
When you go through our checkout system, you will have the option to select delivery or warehouse pick up.
Insurance & Deposit Requirements
Insurance is required for all rental items where CLIENT is operating equipment on their own. This security is NOT required where CROSSFIRE will set up & operate the equipment.
If you are not sure about insurance requirements for your order / event, please contact us at your earliest convenience for details @ 1.800.884.0653
The KM 85 is a Cardioid pencil mic, built from around 1966 to 1990. The capsule has a fixed high-pass filter that rolls off at 4dB/octave below 500Hz.
In a sense, the KM85 is a KM84 with a low rolloff. The two mics’ polar patterns are identical, and very consistently Cardioid across the full audible spectrum (narrowing just slightly above 12kHz).
The KM 85 i incorporates a low-frequency roll-off which reaches about 12dB at 50Hz. This microphone is therefore much less sensitive to low-frequecny interference which may be encountered outdoors or in public address applications, while at close talking range, the characteristic low-frequency boost present in all pressure gradient transducers [aka proximity effect] is compensated.
A switch on the rear of the microphone enables a -10dB pad.
The KM 85 was wired at the factory for an output impedance of 200Ω. This could be changed to 50Ω by modifying the jumpers that configure the output transformer.
Like the other KM-8x microphones, the KM85 used Neumann’s innovative crossed-slit capsule backplace design, which contributes to the KM85’s excellent Cardioid pattern control.