The Neumann KK 145 is a pressure gradient transducer with cardioid characteristic just like the KK 184. However, it has an acoustic bass roll-off characteristic in the free field and therefore suppresses interfering LF noise (wind, structure-borne noise).
Since proximity effect is a natural feature of pressure gradient microphones, the KK 145 is optimized for a flat frequency response at a recording distance of approximately 15 cm (speech cardioid).
KK capsule heads are part of the variable miniature microphone system. Together with the KM D (nx) or KM A (nx) output stages, the KK capsule heads form a complete microphone. KK 184 (nx) + KM D (nx) = KM 184 D (nx) or KK 184 (nx) + KM A (nx) = KM 184 A (nx).