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Neumann U 87 Condenser Microphone (Rhodium Edition)

BH #NEU87RMES • MFR #008681
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Neumann U 87 Condenser Microphone (Rhodium Edition)
Key Features
  • Classic Large-Diaphragm Condenser
  • Cardioid, Omnidirectional & Figure-8
  • Suitable for Vocals & Instruments
  • Dual-Capsule Design
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.
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Neumann U87 Overview

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

Neumann U87 Specs

Operating Principle
Pressure Gradient
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
Pattern Selection
Switched
Pad
-10 dB
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
Cardioid: 117 dB SPL
Impedance
200 Ohms
Load Impedance
1000 Ohms
Sensitivity
28 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 Kilohms
22 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 Kilohms
20 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 Kilohms
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
THD
0.5%
Output Connectors
1 x 3-Pin XLR
Operating Voltage
48 V ± 4 V
Operating Current Consumption
0.8 mA
Length
7.87" / 200 mm
Diameter
2.20" / 56 mm
Weight
1.1 lb / 500 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
9.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
16 x 14 x 6.3"

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