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Neumann KU 100

Binaural dummy head microphone system with power supply, cables and case

  • Neumann KU 100 Angle at ZenProAudio.com

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Product Description

Special order, usual lead time of 3-4 weeks.

The dummy head has its place, even in the age of surround sound. It is highly recommended by some audio engineers for the rear channels.

The KU 100 dummy head is a binaural stereo microphone. It resembles the human head and has two microphone capsules built into the ears. When listening through high-quality headphones it gives the illusion of being right at the scene of the acoustic events.

When using the KU 100 dummy head, the binaural stereo experience moves the listener into the scene of the original performance, in contrast to other space-related recording techniques, where the acoustic event is moved to the listener.

The dummy head is also used in many industrial applications as a measuring device, for example in acoustic research. The KU 100 can be operated with typical 48 V phantom powering, or from an external power supply unit, or from the built-in battery.

At the bottom of the unit is a switch for the different power supply modes, as well as connectors for balanced and unbalanced output signals. Inside the head are additional switches for 10 dB attenuation and the high-pass filter.

Neumann KU 100 Features

  • Dummy head for head-related stereophony
  • Pressure transducer with flat diffuse-field frequency response
  • Loudspeaker compatible
  • Transformerless circuitry
  • Two-stage switchable low frequency roll-off
  • Switchable 10 dB preattenuation
  • Balanced and unbalanced outputs (XLR and BNC)

Neumann KU 100 Specifications

  • Acoustical operating principle     Pressure transducer
  • Directional pattern     Ear
  • Frequency range     20 Hz ... 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm     20 mV/Pa
  • Rated impedance     50 ohms balanced, 200 ohms unbalanced
  • Rated load impedance     1 kohms
  • Equivalent noise level, CCIR1)     29 dB
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted1)     16 dB-A
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR1) (rel. 94 dB SPL)     65 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted1) (rel. 94 dB SPL)     78 dB
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2)     135 dB
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% with preattenuation2)     145 dB
  • Maximum output voltage     1950 mV
  • Dynamic range of the microphone amplifier (A-weighted)     119 dB
  • Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938)     200 ... 240 V / 48 V ± 4 V / 6 x 1.5 V
  • Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938)     2 x 2 mA
  • Matching connector     XLR3F / XLR5F
  • Weight     3500 g
  • Height     280 mm
  • Width     180 mm
  • Depth     220 mm

Warranty Information

Our ONE WITH EVERYTHING ZEN WARRANTY adds a full year to the standard manufacturer warranty at no charge, see our ZEN WARRANTY page for details.

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