Miniature Clip Microphone

MCM 114 set high strings

True Neumann sound for close miking acoustic instruments in live applications.

  • Elevates electret principle to Neumann sound standards
  • Durability increases ROI up to tenfold
  • A single capsule for loud and soft instruments
  • Works with key transmitter bodypacks

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Max. SPL
153 dB SPL
S/N Ratio
23 dB
Sensitivity
3.6 mV/Pa

##THE NEW REFERENCE IN CLOSE MIKING

The Miniature Clip Mic MCM System raises the bar of electret capsules. And as a true Neumann, picks the typical sound from all acoustic instruments in live applications. It redefines the standard in natural sound, practicality, reliable mounting, and longevity. The system includes nine instrument-specific mounting clips for a wide variety of acoustic instruments. The modular construction allows for easy replacements and guarantees a superior low cost of ownership.

THE CAPSULE: 8 PARTS OF PERFECTION

A new level of tonal balance, more body, especially in the bass and mid-range, and transparency in the treble: The newly developed KK 14 cardioid capsule overcomes former limitations of the electret principles and catches the signature sound of a wide range of acoustic sources. To achieve this, Neumann developed a layer-based design. Each of the capsulesʼ eight key components are designed for optimal performance, manufactured independently, and assembled by hand later on. The strict quality control also guarantees an unheard level of tonal consistency. Each capsule sounds exactly the same and delivers the neutral Neumann-style sound, saving time during setup and EQ tuning especially when running multiple microphones simultaneously.

With ultra-low self-noise of 23 dBA and an extremely high maximum sound level of 153 dB SPL, the KK 14 delivers perfect results from both very quiet and very loud instruments.

The titanium housing is road tough and protects the more sensitive parts for years to come.

CONNECTIVITY

The MCM System includes interchangeable cable options with 3.5 mm jack, Lemo, 4-pin mini-XLR, and MicroDot connectors – no adapter needed. The microphone can also work with a wired connection using the MCM 100 high-end output stage and the 3.5 mm jack cable.

MOUNTING OPTIONS

A fundamental part of the MCM System is an exhaustive palette of mounting options that allow for simple and reliable microphone positioning on any instrument. Their mechanics are gentle to even the most sensitive surfaces and make mounting a matter of seconds, requiring only one hand for most instruments. The gooseneck holder rotates along one or two axes and locks in 45° increments to allow for precise adjustment.

MC 1 Clip High Strings

Clip for attaching the capsule and gooseneck of the Miniature Clip Mic system to the body of a violin, viola, mandolin or similar instrument.

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MC 2 Strings Clip Cello

Clip for attaching the capsule and gooseneck of the Miniature Clip Mic system to the strings of a cello below the bridge.

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MC 3 Strings Clip Double Bass

Clip for attaching the capsule and gooseneck of the Miniature Clip Mic system to the strings of a double bass below the bridge. 

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MC 4 Rib Clip Double Bass

Clip for attaching the capsule and gooseneck of the Miniature Clip Mic system to the body of a double bass or similar instrument.

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MC 5 Universal Strap Clip

Universal holder for attaching the capsule and gooseneck of the Miniature Clip Mic system to an oboe, clarinet, flute, recorder, harp or bassoon.

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MC 6 Universal Clamp Clip

Universal clip for attaching the capsule and gooseneck of the Miniature Clip Mic system to the bell of a trumpet, trombone, saxophone or other horn, to percussion instruments and to pole stands.

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MC 7 Clip Drum Rims

Universal clip for attaching the capsule and gooseneck of the Miniature Clip Mic system to percussion instruments and drums such as snares, toms, and stand toms or similar instruments.

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MC 8 Magnetic Piano Clip

Magnetic holder for attaching the capsule and gooseneck of the Miniature Clip Mic system to/in a piano or grand piano.

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MC 9 Clip Guitar

Clip for attaching the capsule and gooseneck of the Miniature Clip Mic system to the body of a guitar, ukulele, Dobro, acoustic bass or cello.

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INSTRUMENT SETS

All components of the system are available separately. For many common applications, there are also complete sets in a soft case with all the necessary components.

MCM 114 Set Vio/Via (MC 1)

Complete set for using the Miniature Clip Mic system on the body of a violin, viola, mandolin or similar instrument. Contains: KK 14 capsule, SH 150 gooseneck, KC 1 cable brace, AC 31 cable, MCM 100 output stage, WS 110 wind shield, MC 1 clip. Delivered in a handy soft case.

MCM 114 Set Guitar (MC 9)

Complete set for using the Miniature Clip Mic system on the body of a guitar, ukulele, Dobro, acoustic bass or cello. Contains: KK 14 capsule, SH 150 gooseneck, KC 1 cable brace, AC 31 cable, MCM 100 output stage, WS 110 wind shield, MC 9 clip. Delivered in a handy soft case.

MCM 114 Set Double Bass (MC 3)

Complete set for using the Miniature Clip Mic system on the strings of a double bass behind the bridge. Contains: KK 14 capsule, SH 150 gooseneck, KC 1 cable brace, AC 31 cable, MCM 100 output stage, WS 110 wind shield, MC 3 clip. Delivered in a handy soft case.

MCM 114 Set Drums/Perc (MC 7)

Complete set for using the Miniature Clip Mic system on percussion instruments and drums such as snares, toms, stand toms and timpanis. Contains: KK 14 capsule, SH 150 gooseneck, KC 1 cable brace, AC 31 cable, MCM 100 output stage, WS 110 wind shield, MC 7 clip. Delivered in a handy soft case.

MCM 114 Set Brass/Sax/Uni (MC 6)

Complete set for using the Miniature Clip Mic system on the bell of a trumpet, trombone, saxophone or other horn, on percussion instruments and on pole stands. Contains: KK 14 capsule, SH 150 gooseneck, KC 1 cable brace, AC 31 cable, MCM 100 output stage, WS 110 wind shield, MC 6 clip. Delivered in a handy soft case.

MCM 114 Stereo Set Piano (MC 8)

Complete stereo set for using the Miniature Clip Mic system in/on a piano or grand piano. Contains two each of: KK 14 capsule, SH 150 gooseneck, KC 1 cable brace, AC 31 cable, MCM 100 output stage, WS 110 wind shield, MC 8 clip. Delivered in two handy soft cases.

MCM 114 Set Woodwinds (MC 5)

Complete set for using the Miniature Clip Mic system on an oboe, clarinet, flute, recorder, harp or bassoon. Contains: KK 14 capsule, SH 150 gooseneck, KC 1 cable brace, AC 31 cable, MCM 100 output stage, WS 110 wind shield, MC 5 clip. Delivered in a handy soft case.

MCM 114 Set Cello (MC 2)

Complete set for using the Miniature Clip Mic system on the strings of a cello behind the bridge. Contains: KK 14 capsule, SH 150 gooseneck, KC 1 cable clip AC 31 cable, MCM 100 output stage, WS 110 wind shield, MC 2 clip. Delivered in a handy soft case.

Acoustical operating principle Pressure gradient transducer
Directional Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz … 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm 3.6 mV/Pa ≅ -49 dBV
Rated Impedance 50 Ohms (MCM 100)
Rated load impedance 1000 Ohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR¹⁾ 31 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted¹⁾ 23 dB
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%²⁾ 153 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL)¹⁾ 63 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL)¹⁾ 71 dB
Maximum output voltage 12 dBu
Matching connector XLR 3 F
Operating temperature range 0 °C - +40 °C
Operating Humidity range 0 %…75 % rel. hum
Storage temperature range −20 °C - +70 °C
Storage Humidity range 0 %…95 % rel. hum

1) according to IEC 60268-1; CCIR-weighting acccording to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak; A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS

2) measured as equivalent el. input signal

Diagramas

Cardioid KK 14

Cardioid KK 14 Cardioid KK 14
TLM 49 Set

KK 14

Capsule for Miniature Clip Mic system

KK 14
TLM 49 Set

SH 150

Gooseneck

SH 150
TLM 49 Set

MCM 100

Output stage XLR

MCM 100
TLM 49 Set

AC 31 (1.8 m)

Cable Mini Jack

AC 31 (1.8 m)
TLM 49 Set

AC 32 (1.8 m)

Cable LEMO 3pin

AC 32 (1.8 m)
TLM 49 Set

AC 33 (1.8 m)

Cable MicroDot

AC 33 (1.8 m)
TLM 49 Set

AC 34 (1.8 m)

Cable Mini XLR 4pin

AC 34 (1.8 m)
TLM 49 Set

MC 1

Clip High Strings

MC 1
TLM 49 Set

MC 2

Strings Clip Cello

MC 2
TLM 49 Set

MC 3

Strings Clip Double Bass

MC 3
TLM 49 Set

MC 4

Clip Double Bass

MC 4
TLM 49 Set

MC 5

Universal Strap Clip

MC 5
TLM 49 Set

MC 6

Universal Clamp Clip

MC 6
TLM 49 Set

MC 7

Clip Drum Rims

MC 7
TLM 49 Set

MC 8

Magnetic Piano Clip

MC 8
TLM 49 Set

MC 9

Clip Guitar

MC 9
TLM 49 Set

KC 1

Cable Brace

KC 1

MCM 114 set high strings

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CAT. NO. 008707

  • KK 14 Capsule Head
  • SH 150 Gooseneck
  • AC 31 (1.8 m) Connection Cable
  • WS 110 Windscreen
  • MCM 100 Output Stage
  • MC 1 Clip
  • KC 1 Cable Brace
  • Safety Guide
  • Quick Guide
  • Softcase

MCM 114 set bass

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CAT. NO. 008709

  • KK 14 Capsule Head
  • SH 150 Gooseneck
  • AC 31 (1.8 m) Connection Cable
  • WS 110 Windscreen
  • MCM 100 Output Stage
  • MC 3 Clip
  • KC 1 Cable Brace
  • Safety Guide
  • Quick Guide
  • Softcase

MCM 114 set guitar

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CAT. NO. 008708

  • KK 14 Capsule Head
  • SH 150 Gooseneck
  • AC 31 (1.8 m) Connection Cable
  • WS 110 Windscreen
  • MCM 100 Output Stage
  • MC 9 Clip
  • KC 1 Cable Brace
  • Safety Guide
  • Quick Guide
  • Softcase

MCM 114 set drums

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CAT. NO. 008710

  • KK 14 Capsule Head
  • SH 150 Gooseneck
  • AC 31 (1.8 m) Connection Cable
  • WS 110 Windscreen
  • MCM 100 Output Stage
  • MC 7 Clip
  • KC 1 Cable Brace
  • Safety Guide
  • Quick Guide
  • Softcase

MCM 114 set brass/sax/uni

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CAT. NO. 008711

  • KK 14 Capsule Head
  • SH 150 Gooseneck
  • AC 31 (1.8 m) Connection Cable
  • WS 110 Windscreen
  • MCM 100 Output Stage
  • MC 6 Clip
  • KC 1 Cable Brace
  • Safety Guide
  • Quick Guide
  • Softcase

MCM 114 stereo set piano

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CAT. NO. 008712

  • 2x KK 14 Capsule Head
  • 2x SH 150 Gooseneck
  • 2x AC 31 (1.8 m) Connection Cable
  • 2x WS 110 Windscreen
  • 2x MCM 100 Output Stage
  • 2x MC 8 Clip
  • 2x KC 1 Cable Brace
  • 2x Safety Guide
  • 2x Quick Guide
  • 2x Softcase

MCM 114 set woodwinds

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CAT. NO. 008713

  • KK 14 Capsule Head
  • SH 150 Gooseneck
  • AC 31 (1.8 m) Microphone Cable
  • WS 110 Windscreen
  • MCM 100 Output Stage XLR
  • MC 5 Microphone Clip
  • KC 1 Cable Brace
  • Safety Guide
  • Quick Guide
  • Softcase

MCM 114 set cello

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CAT. NO. 008718

  • KK 14 Capsule Head
  • SH 150 Gooseneck
  • AC 31 (1.8 m) Connection Cable
  • WS 110 Windscreen
  • MCM 100 Output Stage
  • MC 2 Clip
  • KC 1 Cable Brace
  • Safety Guide
  • Quick Guide
  • Softcase

KK 14

Color Titanium

CAT. NO. 008694

  • KK 14 Capsule Head
  • Safety Guide

SH 150

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CAT. NO. 008693

  • SH 150 Gooseneck
  • KC 1 Cable Brace
  • Safety Guide

MCM 100

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CAT. NO. 008695

  • MCM 100 Output Stage
  • Safety Guide

WS 110

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CAT. NO. 008714

  • WS 110 Windscreen

AC 31 (1.8 m)

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CAT. NO. 008703

  • AC 31 Connection Cable (1.8 m)
  • Disposal Guide

AC 32 (1.8 m)

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CAT. NO. 008704

  • AC 32 (1.8 m) Connection Cable
  • Disposal Guide

AC 33 (1.8 m)

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CAT. NO. 008705

  • AC 33 (1.8 m) Connection Cable
  • Disposal Guide

AC 34 (1.8 m)

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CAT. NO. 008706

  • AC 34 (1.8 m) Connection Cable
  • Disposal Guide

MC 1

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CAT. NO. 008696

  • MC 1 Clip

MC 2

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CAT. NO. 008717

  • MC 2 Clip

MC 3

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CAT. NO. 008716

  • MC 3 Clip

MC 4

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CAT. NO. 008698

  • MC 4 Clip

MC 5

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CAT. NO. 008702

  • MC 5 Clip

MC 6

Color black

CAT. NO. 008700

  • MC 6 Clip

MC 7

Color black

CAT. NO. 008699

  • MC 7 Clip

MC 8

Color black

CAT. NO. 008701

  • MC 8 Clip

MC 9

Color black

CAT. NO. 008697

  • MC 9 Clip

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Max. SPL
153 dB SPL
S/N Ratio
23 dB
Sensitivity
3.6 mV/Pa

Informes de las pruebas

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