Neumann has announced the Miniature Clip Mic System. The company’s first product line for close-miking instruments in orchestral applications consists of the new KK14 capsule, gooseneck, and no less than nine mounting solutions for instruments like brass, string instruments, pianos, drums, and percussion.
Neumann Miniature Clip Mic System
The new Miniature Clip Mic System is Neumann’s first microphone system designed for close-miking instruments in orchestral applications. Designed for orchestras, theaters, musical productions, concert halls, big bands, brass sections, and drummers, the system consists of the specifically developed KK14 capsule, which can be paired with a wide range of mounting solutions.
According to Neumann, the low noise level and high maximum SPL (152 dB) of the KK14 electret capsule make it suitable for capturing very quiet and very loud instruments alike. Neumann says that they’ve managed to eliminate the production tolerances associated with electret solutions, for a natural, neutral and detailed reproduction of a wide variety of instruments.
The capsule features a rugged titanium housing and attaches to a gooseneck for easy positioning. The manufacturer offers no less than nine different mounts for reliable attachment to brass, string and stringed instruments, as well as piano, drums, and percussion. Neumann says that the self-adjusting spring-loaded systems prevent damage to sensitive surfaces of instruments.
The Miniature Clip Mic System also offers a choice of connection cables with 3.5 mm jack, Lemo, MicroDot or 4-pin mini XLR connectors, so it can be paired with a wide variety of wireless bodypacks.
Price and availability
The Neumann Miniature Clip Mic System will be available in the spring of 2022. The list price of the KK14 capsule is €279/$299. Prices for sets start at €629/699. The sets include the capsule, gooseneck, cable, mounting system, XLR adapter and windscreen.