Up for consideration is a vintage Neumann KM254 cardioid condenser
microphone in very good condition, with original nickel capsule and original AC701k tube, with a new AMI PSU and Gotham cable set up and calibrated by Oliver Archut of AMI / TAB-Funkenwerk. These KM54/254 mics are some of the very best mics ever made, and are highly coveted for acoustic instruments and overheads. You still will find these mics in
widespread use in elite studios around the world, like Abbey
Road -- where they have 10 of them!!! KM54 mics can be hard to find-- especially all-original, and in excellent working & cosmetic condition, like this one. Vintage shops sell these mics for $3,750 and up, and here is a great opportunity to pick one up with a world-class AMI PSU and save about $1,500!!!
* Polar Pattern: Cardioid
* Serial # 889
* Made in 1960s
* Original Nickel Capsule
* Original AC701 tube
* New AMI PSU
* New Gotham Cable
* Tuchel RF Connector
* Made in Germany
This mic is in very good condition, with some very minor dings and scratches from
50 years of normal use. Click HERE for 1270 Hi-Res photos, and HERE for more info from the Neumann website. The capsule and tube are both original, and the PSU was calibrated for this mic by Oliver Archut of AMI TAB-Funkenwerk. This mic has no issues, and sounds perfect.
Here are some quick, 1-take MP3
sound files to give you an idea of what to expect. A Ramirez 10-string Classical Harp guitar
was recorded using the KM254 to a Presonus
ADL 600 mic preamp through a Rosetta 200 A/D converter
into Logic. The sound is straight signal from the mic pre
with no EQ.
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SHIPPING & TERMS
USA insured shipping is $20.00 via FedEx Ground. Satisfaction Guaranteed, 3-day return. Thanks for looking. This auction is for one vintage Neumann KM254 microphone, PSU and cable. No mic clip or any other accessories are included.
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gear for sale in Current
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