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Vintage Neumann KMS85i Microphones. We have four available - price is per microphone. Made in the 80’s.
- Original case
History & recordings
The microphones were originally purchased by Eli van Tijn at Artisound. The KMS85i was made between 1974 and 1975 and is actually a sort-of customized KM84 in oversized housing. The microphones were meant for handheld stage-use as vocalist’s microphones, the casing had to be free from its components to prevent contact-noises. Hence the oversized housing. Over the years the rubber and foam inside has deteriorated and is not manufactured anymore so the microphones have been repurposed as KM84 (same technical spec, besides housing).
All microphones including power supplies have been tested and cleaned every several years by Gonzo Audio in the Netherlands. From all available repair and service logs I can see that it has been cleaned and tested regularly.