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Neumann KM 84 / KM 184 SHOOTOUT!!!
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Old 4th October 2018
  #91
Gear Maniac
 
It was very difficult to tell the difference. They both performed well.
Old 5th April 2021
  #92
Gear Nut
 
🎧 15 years
Amazing that throughout the entire thread there was no mention of how much subtle differences in the performance, particularly the strength of the picking/strumming, can produce wild variations in high frequency information.

But if this test establishes anything it’s that the 184 is not the terrible mic the mic snobs would have you believe it is.

Anyway, I have a pair of 183s that live on a Steinway grand. No complaints here.
Old 5th April 2021 | Show parent
  #93
Lives for gear
 
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeroko ➡️
Amazing that throughout the entire thread there was no mention of how much subtle differences in the performance, particularly the strength of the picking/strumming, can produce wild variations in high frequency information.

But if this test establishes anything it’s that the 184 is not the terrible mic the mic snobs would have you believe it is.

Anyway, I have a pair of 183s that live on a Steinway grand. No complaints here.
I'm not a mic snob. The KM184 is brighter than the KM 84. I think it was developed during the last stages of the analog tape era when people were trying to print as much HF as possible against the inevitable HF loss from analog tape. The KM184 sounds hyped to me. The KM 84s I've heard do not.
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