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Neumann KM184 vs Schoeps MK4 on main microphones Condenser Microphones
Old 13th February 2018
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Originally Posted by RFrommann View Post
On their website they say, that the production of the Neumann mics has moved to the Sennheiser factory in Wedemark near Hannover.
Yes - but separated from Sennheiser manufacture.

They basically moved the Neumann factory from Berlin to a dedicated Neumann room in the Sennheiser complex.

They moved all the manufacturing machines (though only one person moved from Berlin to Wedemark)

Seems sensible, as Sennheiser have a large complex in Wennebostal and Berlin is very expensive.

But Neumann head office, design and repair is still in Berlin, it's only manufacturing that moved.
Old 13th February 2018
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Originally Posted by jimjazzdad View Post
Yes, but from the same web page:

"The company headquarters, with the development, marketing, sales and service departments, continues to be located in Berlin, where the 75th anniversary of the company was celebrated in 2003 and the 80th anniversary in 2008."

I haven't tried, but I suspect when you call Neumann, you don't go through the Sennheiser switchboard...
And this year is the 90th anniversary of Georg Neumann & Co. - founded in 1928 )and still the owner of Microtech Gefell).
Old 18th February 2018
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I made yet another comparison with the Neumann 184/Schoeps MK4 and also the Schoeps MK2S (OMNI) on recording orchestra and choir

Old 18th February 2018
It would be hard for me to overstate how much I prefer the MK2S sample to either of the others, though this is not a fair comparison for obvious reasons.

Thanks for sharing.
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