Neumann U 87 Condenser Microphone (Rhodium Edition)

Neumann U 87 Condenser Microphone (Rhodium Edition)

Neumann U 87 Condenser Microphone (Rhodium Edition)

B&H # NEU87RMES MFR # 008681
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Product Highlights

  • Classic Large-Diaphragm Condenser
  • Cardioid, Omnidirectional & Figure-8
  • Suitable for Vocals & Instruments
  • Dual-Capsule Design
  • -10 dB Pad Switch
  • High-Pass Filter Switch
  • Included Rhodium-Housed Shockmount
  • Included Aluminum Case
  • Included Certificate of Authenticity
  • Included Black Gloves
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Neumann U87 overview

  • 1Description

In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Neumann U 87 Rhodium Edition takes all the features and specifications of the classic large-diaphragm condenser microphone and places them within a Rhodium encasement. It is suitable for capturing vocals, acoustic guitars, overheads, orchestras, or nearly any studio source, so long as it doesn’t exceed sound pressure levels of 117 dB (127 dB with the pad engaged). You’ll note its flat yet sweet character, which is flattering even in the often-harsh upper frequency range.

Equipped with a dual-diaphragm capsule, the Neumann U 87 Rhodium Edition offers selectable polar patterns including omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-8. In cardioid mode, the microphone maintains a smooth frequency response at distances between 11.8 to 15.7”; in figure-8, you’ll experience a smooth frequency response anywhere from 5.9 to 7.9” away. You’ll also find a -10 dB pad on the rear of the mic, as well as a high-pass switch, which reduces low-frequency interference at the input of the microphone amplifier itself. You can use this switch to compensate for the proximity effect.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this venerable microphone, it is presented here in the aforementioned Rhodium coating. But that’s not all: An EA 87 shockmount (also housed in Rhodium) is provided, as is the U 87 Stereo Set Aluminum Case, a certificate of authenticity signed by Wolfgang Fraissinet, and—to top it off—a pair of black gloves. This is a limited run; only 500 of these models have been issued.

World-respected studio microphone encased in a Rhodium housing
Variable large-diaphragm microphone
Pressure-gradient transducer with double-membrane capsule
Omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-8 patterns
Switchable low-frequency roll-off
Switchable -10 dB pre-attenuation
Includes shockmount, aluminum case, certificate of authenticity signed by Wolfgang Fraissinet, and a pair of black gloves
UPC: 615104314924
In the Box
Neumann U 87 Condenser Microphone (Rhodium Edition)
  • EA 87 Rhodium Edition Shockmount
  • Stereo Set Aluminum Case
  • Signed Certificate of Authenticity
  • Pair of Black Gloves
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Neumann U87 specs

    Analog Performance
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
    Pattern Selection Switched
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 71 dB CCIR
    69 dB CCIR
    68 dB CCIR
    82 dB A-Weighted
    80 dB A-Weighted
    79 dB A-Weighted
    Equivalent Noise Level 23 dB CCIR
    25 dB CCIR
    26 dB CCIR
    12 dB A-Weighted
    14 dB A-Weighted
    15 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL Cardioid: 117 dB SPL
    Pad -10 dB
    THD 0.5%
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
    Sensitivity 28 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 kOhms
    22 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 kOhms
    20 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 kOhms
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 0.8 mA
    Operating Voltage 48 V ± 4 V
    Length 7.87" / 200 mm
    Diameter 2.20" / 56 mm
    Weight 1.10 lbs / 500 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 14.0 x 6.3"

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