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Neumann U87 Ai Switchable Condenser Microphone

by Neumann
£1,794.00 inc. vat
£1,495.00 ex. vat
SKU SNEUU87AI
In Stock

Neumann U87 Ai Switchable Condenser Microphone

The Neumann U 87 Ai is the standard 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. Three polar patterns plus pad and low cut options make it adaptable to a wide range of applications. The Neumann U 87 Ai is a true legend. Introduced in 1967, it has shaped the sound of countless hit records for the past 50 years. And when those hits were announced on the radio, many a DJ sat before a U 87 Ai. The legend continues: To this day, no professional recording studio is complete without a Neumann U 87 Ai.

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.

The U87 Ai does not come with shock mount or stand mount, this listing is for the microphone and wooden storage box.

Neumann U87 AI 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

Specifications

  • Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional pattern: Omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8 plus
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 20/28/22 mV/Pa1)
  • Rated impedance: 200 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
  • Equivalent noise level, CCIR2): 26/23/25 dB1)
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted2): 15/12/14 dB-A1)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR2) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 68/71/69 dB1)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted2) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 79/82/80 dB1)
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%3): 117 dB (cardioid)
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% with preattenuation3): 127 dB
  • Maximum output voltage: 390 mV
  • Dynamic range of the microphone amplifier (A-weighted): 105 dB
  • Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V ± 4 V
  • Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 0.8 mA
  • Matching connectors: XLR3F
  • Weight: 500 g
  • Diameter: 56 mm
  • Length: 200 mm