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Neumann U87 Ai

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Studio Condenser Microphone

The U 87 is probably the best known and most common Neumann studio microphone.

The U 87 is equipped with a large dual-diaphragm capsule with three directional patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8. These are selectable with a switch below the headgrille. A 10 dB attenuation switch is located on the rear. It enables the microphone to handle sound pressure levels up to 127 dB without distortion. Furthermore, the low-frequency response can be reduced to compensate for proximity effect.

  • Pressure gradient receiver
  • Polar pattern: omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-of-eight
  • Switchable 10 dB attenuation
  • Nominal impedance 200 Ohm
  • Frequency response 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Sound pressure level for k < 0.5%: 117 dB (cardioid)
  • Sound pressure level for k < 0.5% with pre-attenuation: 127 dB
  • 48 V phantom powering required
  • Dimensions (diameter x length): 56 x 200 mm
  • Weight: 500 g
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Suitable elastic suspension: art. 125520 (not included)
  • Suitable tripod mount: art. 218556 (not included)
Item number 105825
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included No
USB Microphone No
$2,444
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Industry-standard mike with excellent sound and reliability
Anonymous 04.02.2017
This is a famous model of condenser microphone which has been in production for many years. I own a number of reasonable quality large-diaphragm microphones and, of these, this is the one which I use most often in my project studio. My main uses are for male vocals and acoustic guitar, and for these applications it performs very well. The sound is clear with, to my ears, no obvious loudness or quietness in any frequency range. I have also used this to record electric guitar amplifier (I'm always a little nervous about this as the U87 is rather expensive so I tend not to subject it to too loud a signal close up). This has worked ok although for this use I would often prefer a dynamic microphone, or perhaps a combination of each type. In summary this is a classic high-quality all-rounder. If I had to pick just one mike from my collection to use on everything this would be it.
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It's the mic you need!
Ognjen Mihovili? - Oggy 07.03.2021
Simply put Neumann U87 Ai has upgraded my recordings to a Pro level. I record my music, voice overs and youtube videos with it exclusively. Guitars, vocals, percussions all shine when you use it. If you are serious about your recording gear this is a must have!

Pros:
Sound quality is outstanding.

Cons:
Pricy - but totally worth it.
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chanxinwuxin 13.05.2020
The microphone is very good. It is a veritable classic microphone.And I must praise thomann's service quality and work efficiency, especially when I urgently need a microphone.
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closet210 01.03.2021
No need to say. There are reasons that this microphone is studio standard.
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