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Stereo Pair Neumann KM56

Stereo Pair Neumann KM56

Brand: Neumann

Regular price £8,250.00 GBP | Inc.VAT: £9,900.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £8,250.00 GBP
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Matched pair of KM56s with original power supplies from the studio of Nils Frahm. Comes with third KM56 and power supply for spares/repair (has had a switch removed).

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Product Description

Matched pair of KM56s plus original power supplies from the studio of Nils Frahm.

Comes with third KM56 and power supply for spares/repair (has had a switch removed).

In exceptional condition - Nils is the second owner: bought from a renowned engineer.

Tested and in full working order: maintained by Nils Frahm's tech at Funkhaus.

The Neumann KM 56 is a multi-pattern, side-address version of the more widely known KM 54. It uses a dual-sided small diaphragm capsule skinned with nickel and the subminiature Telefunken AC 701k tube. A rotating pattern selector at the base of the microphone switches between cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-of-eight polar patterns.

The capsule in the KM 56 is essentially two KK54 capsules oriented back-to-back. The pattern selector alters voltage to the two capsules to create the chosen polar pattern.

VAT: This item is located in Germany. VAT will be payable for purchases in Europe. If you are an EU business (outside Germany) and wish to buy VAT-free you will be able to enter your details at check out to get the correct price, but please note that as our site is set up for UK tax if you are a buyer in the UK you will need to get in touch for us to manually remove the VAT. Also German buyers may have the tax removed at check out in error - if this happens please removed your tax details or get in touch.

SHIPPING: Brokerage sale so shipping is arranged between the buyer and seller direct (but we can usually help with access to trusted couriers etc). This item ships from Germany. If you need an estimate then get in touch.

Brokerage Sale Information:

Brokerage sale on behalf of Nils Frahm. If you have gear that you want us to look at selling on your behalf then please look at our Commission & Consignment page for more information and get in touch to discuss your requirements.

The mics are not at Soundgas and we have (sadly) not had a chance to test them ourselves yet. We only work in this way with trusted clients who understand their gear. It is the buyer's responsibility to confirm details provided in the listing by the seller are to their satisfaction - if you have any questions at all please let us know before we arrange shipping.

As a brokerage sale, payment will be made to us but will be held in escrow for the seller until the buyer confirms satisfactory receipt of the item. The buyer has 14 days from receipt to raise any concerns, after which we will release funds to the seller. Full terms available on request.


In excellent cosmetic condition with only minor wear and signs of age. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.

Voltage Information

220/240v unit. A step-up transformer will be required for use on 110/120v supplies. Please ask if you need advice on what to use. We do not recommend using cheap, generic Chinese mains transformers.


Brokerage item - see detailed description for more information on tax status of this sale.

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