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Neumann U87 Studio Set Nickel

Product Code: 416080

The U 87 Ai is the standard microphone for speech and vocals. Three polar patterns plus pad and low cut options make it adaptable to a wide range of applications.

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Neumann U87 Condenser Microphone & EA87-MT Shock Mount - Single


The U 87 Ai is the epitome of a large diaphragm condenser microphone. Its tapered body and iconic headgrille design have become part of the collective consciousness: This is what a studio microphone looks like. The same is true of its sound: The U 87 Ai represents studio quality; it has become the gold standard by which other microphones are measured.

What sets the U 87 Ai apart is its unique combination of linearity and character. Although its on-axis frequency response is remarkably flat, it does exert certain charisma. It just sounds right! This makes the U 87 Ai both versatile and instantly recognizable.




  • Balanced frequency response in three polar patterns
  • Very low self-noise
  • Classic sound
  • Switchable low cut and pad


What's Included


  • U 87 Ai Microphone
  • EA 87 Shock Mount
  • EA 87 Ai Wooden Box
  • * Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
  • * Directional Pattern: Omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8
  • * Frequency Range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
  • * Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 20/28/22 mV/Pa ± 1 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • * Rated Impedance: 200 ohms Rated load impedance 1 kohms
  • * Equivalent noise level, CCIR 1: 26/23/25 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • * Equivalent noise level, A-weighted 2: 15/12/14 dB-A (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • * Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% 3: 117 dB (cardioid)
  • * Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% with preattenuation 4: 127 dB
  • * Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL) 5: 68/71/69 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • * Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL) 6: 79/82/80 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  •  * Maximum output voltage: -6 dBu
  • * Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V ± 4 V
  • * Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 0.8 mA
  • * Matching connector: XLR 3 F
  • * Weight: 500 g
  • * Diameter: 56 mm
  • * Length: 200 mm
Microphone Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
Microphone Impedance: 200 ohms
Microphone Maximum SPL: 127 dB
Microphone Dynamic Range: 115 dB (A - weighted)
Microphone Signal-to-Noise: 82 dB
Microphone Sensitivity: 20/28/22 mV/Pa1
Microphone Self Noise: 26/23/25 dB
Microphone Connector: XLR - 3Male
Microphone Diameter: 56mm
Microphone Pad Switches: Yes, -10 dB Preattenuation
Microphone Powering: Phantom 48V (+/4V)
Physical Height: 200mm x 56mm
Physical Weight: 500g
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Customer Reviews
  • Verified Customer
    on 01 December 2017
    Bought this recently and as expected its wonderful - loads detail and breadth. But as is often pointed out, it won't suit everyone, for example on one recent singer I tried it with its extreme sensitivity to detail over-emphasised some unpleasant lip-tongue noises requiring fine automation in the mix. Its even off-axis response will cause comb-filtering if you place it unwisely too near a reflective surface. Its so good, but care needed to use it!
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