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Open Box Neumann U 87 Ai Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Since its introduction in 1967 as an FET-based successor to the legendary U 67, the Neumann U 87 has been one of the world’s most in-demand studio microphones ever since. It achieves a miraculous sonic balance. The frequency response is remarkably flat, yet tempered with a personality and vibe that shines through. The U 87 is versatile enough for v...  Click To Read More About This Product

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$60.01
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$2,799.99
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Overview

Since its introduction in 1967 as an FET-based successor to the legendary U 67, the Neumann U 87 has been one of the world’s most in-demand studio microphones ever since. It achieves a miraculous sonic balance. The frequency response is remarkably flat, yet tempered with a personality and vibe that shines through. The U 87 is versatile enough for vocals, acoustic instruments, drum overheads, even for guitar and bass cabinets. A single Neumann U 87 Ai can improve the output of an entire studio. The natural sound and charismatic midrange have made it the microphone professional engineers reach for, time and time again.

Neumann U 87 Ai Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Main Features

  • Legendary studio condenser with instantly recognizable sound
  • Three polar patterns (omni, cardioid, figure-8) for versatility
  • Switchable low cut and pad, with exceptionally low self-noise

A Studio Legend Worthy of the Title

Simply put, the Neumann U 87 Ai is the microphone other studio condensers are measured against. It has its own distinctive presence that has never quite been copied. The U 87 has appeared on countless hit records since its creation. The Beatles, Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse—these are just a few of the artists who have relied on this microphone for vocals, instrument recordings, you name it. And because the mic has always been handmade in Germany, the construction is second to none. That's why so many original U 87 mics are still in use today.

Three Polar Patterns: Omni, Cardioid and Figure-8

The U 87 first gained fame as a vocal mic. Its warmth, charisma and powerful midrange have helped define pop and rock vocals for generations. But due to the switchable polar patterns, the U 87 Ai also grew into a versatile studio workhorse. The cardioid pattern excels at recording single sources, like singers. The figure-8 pattern records front and back—think duets, or recording a singer and their guitar at once. The omni pattern picks up everything (front, back, sides) to capture ensembles and live performances. Legendary musicians have used the U 87 to record amps, acoustic instruments, full rooms, speech, vocals, drums and more. Miraculously, it doesn't just "work" for all these applications—it's one of the best mics in the world for all of them. Does that make the price any less high? No. Does that make the price worth it? Yes.

Low Cut and Pad Settings for Even More Versatility

The polar patterns aren't the only reason this mic is so useful. The switchable "low cut" removes the bottom frequencies, letting that famous U 87 midrange shine. Low cut is most commonly used by vocalists. The exact amount of cutoff, and at what curve, is a trademark of the "Neumann sound." For the other end of the volume spectrum, the switchable "pad" is for drums and amps. It reduces the output of the mic, so that those booming fills and screeching solos don't overload the studio equipment. With the right settings, the U 87 will handle anything you throw at it, and handle it well. Ask anyone.

Features

  • Classic sound, instantly recognizable yet versatile
  • Balanced frequency response
  • Three polar patterns: omni, cardioid, figure-8
  • Switchable low cut and pad, with very low self-noise
Specifications
  • Mic Type: Pressure-gradient transducer
  • Directional Pattern: Omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8
  • Frequency Range; 20Hz–20kHz
  • Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1 kohm: 20/28/22 mV/Pa ± 1dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Rated Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
  • Equivalent noise level, CCIR: 1 26/23/25dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: 2 15/12/14 dB-A (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Maximum SPL for THD: 0.5% 3 117dB (cardioid)
  • Maximum SPL for THD: 0.5% with preattenuation 4 127dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL): 5 68/71/69dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL): 6 79/82/80dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Maximum output voltage: -6 dBu
  • Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48V ± 4V
  • Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 0.8 mA
  • Matching connector XLR 3 F
  • Weight: 500 g
  • Diameter: 56 mm
  • Length: 200 mm
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