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Neumann U87 Ai Black Large Diaphragm Microphone

Product Code: 416041

The Neumann U 87 Ai is probably the best-known and most frequently used studio microphone the world over. Its smooth and refined sound is as iconic as its elegant exterior design. The U 87 Ai is the standard microphone for speech and vocals.

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Neumann U87 Condenser Microphone - Single


The U87 presents a wide range of features and versatility that make it to one of the most desirable mics available. Our users are recognising the microphone immediately by its distinctive design. Well-known for its warm and well balanced characteristics - your perfect choice as vocal microphone for all types of music and speech. The usage as main microphone for orchestra recordings or as spot mic for single instruments make it the most general-purpose microphone - in studios, for broadcasting, film and television.

The U87 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.

 

Applications

The U 87 Ai condenser microphone is a large diaphragm microphone with three polar patterns and a unique frequency and transient response characteristic.

Users recognize the microphone immediately by its distinctive design. It is a good choice for most general purpose applications in studios, for broadcasting, film and television.

The U 87 Ai is used as a main microphone for orchestra recordings, as a spot mic for single instruments, and extensively as a vocal microphone for all types of music and speech.

 

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Microphones: The Basics

Home Studio Vocal Recording

Microphone Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Microphone Impedance: 200 ohms
Microphone Maximum SPL: 117dB
Microphone Dynamic Range: 105 dB
Microphone Signal-to-Noise: 82 dB (A-Weighted) Cardioid, 79 dB (A-Weighted) Omni-directional, 80 dB (A-Weighted) Figure-8
Microphone Sensitivity: 20/28/22 mV/ Pa
Microphone Max Input: 390 mV
Microphone Self Noise: 12dB
Microphone Connector: XLR
Microphone Diameter: 56mm
Microphone Pad Switches: Yes, -10 dB Preattenuation
Microphone Powering: 48 V - 4 V
Physical Height: 200mm x 56mm
Physical Weight: 500g
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