Neumann Debuts Broadcast Line

Nov 19, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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Neumann has launched its new broadcast line of microphones with the BCM 104 (MSRP: $999). The K 104 large-diaphragm condenser capsule used in the BCM 104 has a cardioid directional pattern with switchable proximity effect compensation, introducing a highpass filter that reduces frequencies below 100 Hz by 12 dB/octave. A second pre-attenuation switch allows the sensitivity to be reduced by 14 dB to optimize performance for circuits designed for dynamic microphones. Both switches are internally mounted within the microphone housing.

The K 104 capsule offers a flat frequency response up to 3 kHz, while higher frequencies have a maximum increased presence of 2 dB. The BCM 104 amplifier has a linear operation down to 20 Hz. The BCM 104 microphone head grille twists off for quick cleaning. Directly in front of the capsule, mounted on a frame holder, is a piece of fine gauze that serves as a built-in pop screen. Neumann will be offering optional, color-coded head grilles so that each announcer may use his or her individual head grille. The pop screen can be removed for cleaning without the use of tools. The BCM 104 is additionally fitted with an elastic mount against structure-borne noise that is compatible with standard broadcast-segment microphone arms.

"With the introduction of the new broadcast line, Neumann has extended the variety and applications of its microphone solutions," said Jeff Alexander, director at Neumann. "The mix of solid engineering, unique features and functional design in the broadcast line is sure to be very well received in the world of public and commercial radio broadcasting in North America."

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