The KMR 82 i is a long version of the classic supercardiod/lobe shotgun mic, with switchable high-pass and low-pass filter, excellent off-axis (lateral and rear) attenuation, and a sound free of coloration. Its high directivity that remains within the acceptance angle independent of the frequency so a sound source will not change its apparent tonal balance when moving within this area.
The microphone is well suited to record individual instruments of an orchestra. The pickup areas of several shotgun microphones may even overlap without causing any problem.The KMR 82 is less sensitive to wind and pop noise than the KM 150 miniature microphone with a similar high directivity. The shotgun microphone features extremely low self noise, good impulse response, and high output level.The microphone capsule is positioned inside a housing tube that is acoustically open but has a high flow resistance. The directional pattern of the microphone is lobe shaped. Between 2 kHz and 15 kHz the KMR 82 has a boost to compensate for HF transmission losses in air when recording distant sound sources. This may overemphasize any sibilance if the microphone is used close-up. Therefore, a two-position slide switch allows to select the setting that is best for balanced upper frequencies.The KMR 82 has a high-pass filter to suppress subsonic interference. The cutoff frequency may be raised to 120 Hz ( - 3 dB) with a built-in two-position slide switch.A windscreen made of polyurethane foam is included.
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