Neumann U87 AI Studio Microphone Set, Black

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  • Designed for Recording Vocals and Instruments
  • Elastically Mounted Dual-Diaphragm Capsule
  • Smooth Frequency Response and Accurate Reproduction
  • Selectable Polar Patterns and Switchable 10dB Attenuation
  • Includes an EA 87 Shock Mount and a Wooden Case

Neumann U87 AI Studio Microphone Set, Black

Details
The Neumann U87 AI Studio Microphone set consists of a U87 AI dual-diaphragm condenser microphone, an EA 87 elastic shock mount and a wooden case. The U87 AI condenser microphone features a large, dual-diaphragm capsule with switchable polar patterns, a 10dB attenuation switch and switchable cutoff frequency. Providing exceptional versatility and capable of accurately capturing the sound source, the Neumann U87 AI is suitable for recording vocals, single instruments and even orchestras. The included EA 87 shock mount helps to minimise operation noise and eliminate environmental interference, while the wooden case provides protection and a convenient way to transport/store the U87 AI microphone.

Product Ref: 46479

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Switchable Polar Patterns

The Neumann U87 AI can be used with either omnidirectional, cardioid or figure-8 polar patterns. A switch below the mesh head grille provides you with the ability to select the polar pattern that is best suited to each recording situation.

Professional-Quality Components

The U87 AI is a modern version of the original U87 i microphones that were built from 1967 to 1986. Equipped with modern electronic components, the U87 AI provides increased operational headroom by supplying the bias voltages for the capsule through a reduced resistance. This innovative design results in a higher sensitivity of 10dB, and an improved S/N ratio of 3dB, while retaining identical sound pressure levels.

Filter and Attenuation

The U87 AI microphone has a attenuation switch on the rear which adjusts the sensitivity by 10dB. When this switch is activated, the microphone is capable of handling sound pressure levels up to 127dB without distortion. An additional switch allows you to adjust the cutoff frequency, reducing low frequency interference directly at the input stage of the microphone amplifier. The switchable filter also compensates for the unavoidable bass boost that occurs with all pressure gradient transducers when they are positioned close to the sound source.

Reviews

"[The U87] will reliably give you very good recordings every time." - Sound on Sound, Voted Best Microphone 2012

"Giving you an exceptional level of clarity, the U87 has its own distinct sonic signature, providing a deep, rich, pleasant tone to anything you record." - Voice Council

Features

  • Variable large diaphragm microphone
  • Pressure- gradient transducer with double membrane capsule
  • The studio microphone classic
  • Three directional characteristics: omni, cardioid, figure-8
  • Switchable low frequency roll-off
  • Switchable 10 dB pre- attenuation
  • Ideal as main and as support microphone in the most differing recording situations
  • Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer

Specifications

  • Directional pattern: Omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8 plus
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 20/28/22 mV/ Pa
  • Rated impedance: 200 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1000 ohms
  • Equivalent SPL CCIR 468-3: 26/23/25 dB
  • Equivalent SPL DIN/IEC 651: 15/12/ 14 dB-A
  • S/N ratio CCIR 468-3: 68/71/ 69 dB
  • S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651: 79/82/80 dB
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5 : 117 dB (cardioid)
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5 with preattenuation: 127 dB
  • Maximum output voltage: 390 mV
  • Dynamic range of the microphone amplifier cardioid DIN/IEC 651: 105 dB
  • Supply voltage: 48 V ± 4 V
  • Current consumption: 0.8 mA
  • Matching connectors: XLR3F
  • Weight: 500g
  • Diameter: 56mm
  • Length: 200mm