Neumann KU 100 Dummy Head with Binaural Stereo Microphone

$6,776.00 (excluding VAT)

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Estimated delivery: 31st Jul. - 2nd Aug.

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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Estimated delivery: 31st Jul. - 2nd Aug.

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

Once the product is delivered, you have 30 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.

All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of 2 years warranty.

Some items are only eligible for money back guarantee if they are returned to us unused and sealed in the original packaging, and in the case of software, unregistered. These items include:

  • Software
  • CDs & DVDs
  • In-ear Monitors
  • Earplugs and Ear Protection
  • Mouthpieces, Reeds etc… for Woodwind and Brass instruments
  • Mouth / Lip Care Products

We are unable to accept returns of any custom made items designed to work together as a unique package, such as computer system built to a customer’s personal specifications. Exceptions may only be possible with prior agreement of the vendor, and may be subject to a cancellation fee.

  • Binaural Stereo Microphone Dummy Head Head
  • Record Audio Accurately As Heard By the Listener
  • Powered by 48V, Batters or Mains
  • 10dB Sensitivity Pad and 3 Position High Pass Filter
  • Uses Include Sound Design, Acoustic Research and Education

Neumann KU 100 Dummy Head with Binaural Stereo Microphone

Details
The Neumann KU 100 dummy head is a binaural stereo microphone. Resembling the human head it has two microphone capsules built into the ears. When listening to recording captured through the head with 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.

Product Ref: 61522

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When the recorded audio signal is reproduced through high-quality headphones the listener perceives a sound image almost identical to the one he would have heard at the recording location of the dummy head (head-related stereophony). When played back through loudspeakers, the sound matches to a high degree that of conventional stereo microphones, placed in the same position. However, a superior quality is added, that of a distinct spatial depth perception.

The KU 100 dummy head is easy to use during creative radio drama productions, and music recordings where the room acoustics should be recorded at the same time. The dummy head is also contributed essentially as an important tool to preserve natural sounds of all kinds. In addition, the dummy head is frequently used to examine and document the influence of noise in industrial applications at various working places under realistic conditions.

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.

Electrical features

The KU 100 uses transformerless circuitry with the advantage of high output capability, fast transient response, and extremely low self noise. The usual output transformers are replaced by electronic circuits. As with traditional transformers, this technique ensures good common mode rejection, and prevents RF interference, that may influence the balanced audio signals.

The dummy head provides balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (BNC) outputs. It can be powered in three different modes: from an external P 48 phantom power supply, with batteries as part of the internal battery supply, or from an external AC mains supply (included with the system).

A 10 dB switch inside the head attenuates the sensitivity. A second switch selects the cutoff frequency of the high-pass filter to be either linear, 40 Hz, or 150 Hz.

Included Accessories

  • Robust aluminum carrying case
  • External power supply unit
  • 5-pin XLR cable
  • Adapter cable to splits the 5-pin XLR output into two 3-pin XLR connectors

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: 8 dBu
  • Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V 4 V / 6 x 1.5 V
  • Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 2 x 3.5 mA
  • Matching connector: XLR3F / XLR5F
  • Weight: 3500 g
  • Height: 280 mm
  • Width: 180 mm
  • Depth: 220 mm