NEUMANN KM 150 (KM 100 + AK 50)
NEUMANN KM 150 (KM 100 + AK 50)
NEUMANN KM 150 (KM 100 + AK 50) Frequency Response
NEUMANN KM 150 (KM 100 + AK 50) Frequency Response
NEUMANN KM 150 (KM 100 + AK 50) Polar Pattern
NEUMANN KM 150 (KM 100 + AK 50) Polar Pattern
In a nutshell

Neumann KM 100 (combined here with hypercardioid AK 50 capsule to get a Neumann KM 150) is the most compact of all condenser microphones with interchangeable head capsule; it is shielded so it's immune against electromagnetic interferences (EMI) (which is not the case with KM 180 series). The FET transistor is fully integrated in the capsule, so that one can be easily, quickly and safely detached away from the output stage by using a simple flexible "passive" cable (LC 3 KA). Its small size and low weight make it perfect on boom, provided that the capsule is protected by a windscreen, foam or polyester basket-type (B 20/W 20).

Our recommendations

AK 50 hypercardioid capsule, which has a less extended bass response than AK 40 cardioid capsule, provides a more balanced sound on medium shots, and more possibilities (or drawbacks!) thanks to back lobe. This capsule is nevertheless fast movement sensitive and requires windscreen even indoors. The lack of low-cut filter can be compensated by the use of a rigid polyester basket-type windscreen B 20/W 20 which acoustically filters low frequencies. Windscreen is fitted to microphone body by our technicians.

This product is commonly named:

Neumann KM 100, Neumann KM100, Neumann KM-100, Neumann ak 50, Neumann ak-50, Neumann ak50, Neumann KM 150, Neumann KM150, Neumann KM-150, KM 100, KM100, KM-100, ak 50, ak-50, ak50, KM 150, KM150, KM-150

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Technical specifications
Type & Power

Statique à condensateur, alim. 48 V.Ph., conso. 2 mA.


10 mV/Pa ; niveau max. 142 dB pour THD<0.5%. Attén. -10 dB.

Directivity & Bandwidth

Gradient de pression ; hypercardioïde, BP : 20 - 20 kHz, ± 3 dB.

Connectors & Dimensions

Dimensions 9.2 cm x 2.2 cm (diam.), masse 0.08 kg. Conn. XLR3M

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