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Neumann U87-Condenser Mic (Nickel)

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Neumann U87-Condenser Mic (Nickel)

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The legendary Neumann U87, known for its warm, rich sound and precision engineering, is perhaps the world's most widely used large diaphragm condenser studio microphone. And, when making a professional studio investment, considered the piece to buy.

Three Polar Patterns
The U 87 AI features three switchable polar patterns. Omni-directional, cardioid, and figure eight patterns provide the flexibility needed in any recording scenario.
10dB Pad Switch
10dB attenuation switch enables the microphone to handle sound pressure levels up to 127dB.
Low Cut Roll-Off Switch
A low cut roll off switch eliminates hum, rumble and low frequency noise.
Advanced Output Circuitry
Although the microphone features the original capsule, the U 87 AI features improved output electronics that provide higher sensitivity and improved signal-to-noise ratio.
Transducer (Pressure Gradient) Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omni-directional and Figure-8
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 115 dB (A-Weighted)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 82 dB (A-Weighted) Cardioid
79 dB (A-Weighted) Omni-directional
80 dB (A-Weighted) Figure-8
Maximum Input Sound Level 117 dB @ 1kHz, 0.5% THD (127 dB with Pad)
Power Requirements Phantom 48v (+/-4v)
Output Impedance 200 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Pad Yes, -10 dB Preattenuation
Low Frequency Roll-Off Yes, Switchable - To Reduce Proximity Effect
Dimensions 8 x 2.24" (200 x 56mm) LxDdiameter
Weight 17.64 oz. (500 g)
Neumann U87-Condenser Mic (Nickel)
  • Wooden Jeweler's Case
  • 1 Year Warranty

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    Expensive - but You're Worth It!

    By Enrico Shaguerini

    from Los Angeles, CA.

    About Me Experienced


    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use


      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Neumann U87-Condenser Mic (Nickel):

      Many of us have been hypnotized by the endless sea of microphones that physically look like and sonically aspire to be like the U87.
      After wrestling with imitations for years, I finally learned an important lesson.
      SAVE UP and BUY THE REAL THING. You deserve to sound excellent!
      No matter what your gear is, I feel the most important aspect of recording is a GREAT MICROPHONE.
      I've used this microphone with inexpensive and top of the line mixers... Neve, Studer, Art TUBE MP's... Wow...
      Guess what? this mic sounds amazing through anything.
      From sensitive close proximity spoken word to the slap of moroccan goat skin drums to distorted guitar thru noisy tube amps to quiet, snooty booty cello solos, this mic captures ALL the magic. It captures something inexplicable.
      You can use it on anything! My only advice is keep it extremely clean, store it in a safe place. :)
      If you have a home studio, do yourself a grand favor. Get one. You won't be sorry - and you'll perform better as this microphone has a way of inspiring the best performances. Cheers Friends. David

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      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


      Very good

      By Doru

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Gearhead

      Verified Buyer


      • Durable
      • Lightweight


        Best Uses

        • Professional

        Comments about Neumann U87-Condenser Mic (Nickel):

        It's great for a rich sound.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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