Old Lyme, CT (September 1, 2004)–Neumann will be introducing the KK104-S microphone capsule for the Sennheiser SKM5000-N wireless system at the 117th AES Convention in San Francisco next month. In contrast to the supercardioid characteristic of the KK105-S, the first Neumann capsule head to be made available for the Sennheiser handheld RF mic system, the new KK104-S offers a cardioid characteristic.
Developed in response to numerous customer requests, the polar response pattern of the new KK104-S capsule is especially beneficial for high-volume stage applications, such as a monitor system positioned at a 180-degree angle, directly behind the microphone. With the introduction of the KK104-S capsule head, Neumann now offers professional users an additional version that is adaptable to practical, real world requirements, enabling the hybrid Neumann/Sennheiser wireless system to be used with every conceivable stage configuration.
“The combination of one of the most popular Neumann vocal microphones paired with Sennheiser’s peerless wireless technology was enthusiastically received when it was introduced in 2002,” said Dawn Birr, Neumann product manager at Sennheiser USA. “Top musical artists in all genres instantly fell in love with the hybrid microphone system. Now, with the introduction of the new cardioid Neumann KK104-S capsule, we’ve got all the bases covered.”