Neumann has unveiled two new capsule heads made for Sennheiser’s SKM 2000 series wireless system at this year’s ProLight+Sound.
The Neumann KK 204 (cardioid) and KK 205 (supercardioid) are derived from the multiple award winning wired Neumann stage mics, the KMS 104 and KMS 105.
The two new models provide for the Sennheiser 2000 series the same high-quality capsule head options that have been available to the Sennheiser SKM 5200 series handheld transmitter for the past decade. The KK 204 and KK 205 thus provides the same top tech for the 200o series.
The KK 204—which has a cardioid directional characteristic—ensures the best possible suppression of sound originating from 180° to the rear.
Equally, the supercardioid KK 205 has greater directivity than the KK 204. The KK 205 can maximise the incident sound from the front as compared to the rear. What is more, due to the “single polar pattern design” the polar patterns are highly uniform over the entire frequency range. This, therefore, provides the basis for the excellent resistance to feedback.Article continues below
Whilst the capsules were being developed, Meumann placed particular importance on the effective damping of pop sound and handling noise as well as on an extremely low level of self-noise. As a result, the KK 204 and KK 205 capsule heads have a wide dynamic range. In addition, they are designed to be very easy to service.
The heads—just as the Sennheiser SKM 200 transmitter unit—are available in both nickel and lack.
The capsules also come with a large nylon bag (which can hold not only the capsule but the transmitter as well), battery packs and additional accessories.