Neumann BCM 104 Broadcast and Studio Condenser Microphone

  • Item # 1010546
  • Model # 8483

The large-diaphragm condenser capsule used in the BCM 104 has a cardioid pattern with internally switchable proximity effect compensation. A second switch allows the sensitivity to be reduced by 14dB.… Learn More


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  • Designed using 3D simulations
  • Large-diaphragm condenser capsule
  • Cardioid pattern with internally switchable proximity effect compensation
  • Sensitivity switchable to -14dB
  • Head grille twists off easily for quick cleaning Optional, color-coded head grilles
  • Built-in pop screen
  • Elastic mount handles structure-borne noise; compatible with standard broadcast-segment microphone arms

Technical Specification

Neumann BCM 104 Broadcast and Studio Condenser Microphone

  • Acoustic operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional pattern : Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1k: 24 mV/Pa
  • -14 dB attenuation: 4.8 mV/Pa
  • Rated impedance: 50 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1000ohms
  • Equivalent SPL CCIR 468-3: 18dB
  • Equivalent SPL DIN/IEC 651: 7dB-A
  • S/N ratio CCIR 468-3: 76dB
  • S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651: 87dB
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 138dB
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% with pre-attenuation: 152dB
  • Maximum output voltage: 10dBu
  • Dynamic range of the mic amplifier DIN/IEC 651: 131dB
  • Supply voltage: 48V ± 4V
  • Current consumption: 3.2mA
  • Matching connector: XLR 3 F
  • Weight: 500g
  • Diameter: 64mm
  • Length: 85mm