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Neumann U87 Ai Shockmount Set Z Microphone with Box

by Neumann

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  • 3 selectable directional patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-810dB attenuation switch127dB SPL handling20Hz to 20kHz responseImpedance rated at 200 ohms. IIncludes a windscreen, cable, EA87 elastic suspension, and wooden jeweler's box.
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The Neumann U87 studio Microphone is famous for its warm sound and well-balanced characteristics. Equipped with a large dual-diaphragm capsule with 3 selectable directional patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-8, it offers a 6dB improvement in signal-to-noise over its predecessor. A 10dB attenuation switch enables the U87 to handle sound levels up to 127dB without distortion; and the low frequency response can be reduced to compensate for proximity effect. The preferred studio vocal mic for decades, the Neumann U87 also makes a great main mic for band or home studio recordings, as well as a spot mic for single instruments. Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz; impedance rated at 200 ohms. The Shockmount includes a windscreen, cable, EA87 elastic suspension and comes in a wooden jeweler's box.Requires phantom power.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B003W5ODY4
  • Item model number: USU87AI SET Z
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,792 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 7, 2007

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. D. BROWN on July 18, 2012
First I want to start by saying that I am an apprenticing sound engineer who aspires to have his own studio one day, and am slowly amassing a collection of audio equipment. I now own 5 microphones, the Blue Baby Bottle, the Blue Woodpecker, an AKG C414 XLS, an AKG C414 XLII, and now, the crown jewel of my collection: the Neumann U87.

It comes boxed in a beautiful rosewood box. It rests perfectly in the foam shaped to fit the microphone inside the box. This and the AKGC414, in my opinion, is the most well packaged microphone on the market, and I would have no reservations about having it shipped. Rest assured it will arrive safe and sound.

Now, on to the microphone. This microphone is simply the best microphone available. It is a classic microphone and has been used for decades in countless hit records. It is one of my most valued tools in my studio, and any studio I visit, I expect them to have it. The signal is perhaps one of the cleanest signals I've ever heard. Its amazing, and produces the highest quality audio I have ever seen. The U87 and the AKGC414 are my two favorite microphones. It doesn't necessarily "blow the competition out of the water", but it is a noticeable upgrade from the C414. I think this is the best investment I have made in my studio besides my Avalon vt 737sp. I have never had such ease at mastering projects before the U87. It brings out the full character of the voice you are looking to record. It is ideal for nearly any recording situation, close miking a vocalist, or even recording an entire orchestra ensemble: this microphone truly delivers. Even though it only has 3 cardioid patterns, they are the three most useful, and I doubt the others will be mixed. If I truly need a different pattern, I just switch to the C414.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Movieman, Montreal on January 29, 2014
The U87 was first introduced in 1967. This, along with their vintage tube U47, is Neumann's most famous and desired microphone. It's been in constant production since the sixties and it's a staple of top recording studios all over the world. The U87 Ai will be on most professional producers/recording engineers "Top 5 greatest mics of all time" list. Turn on your radio or play a classic CD and it's pretty much guaranteed that many of your favorite songs were recorded with a U87Ai. This microphone has set the benchmark to which all other condenser microphones aspire and are still measured. At close to $4,000 it is not an item that you will find in very many bedroom or project studios! The U87 heralds back to a time when mixing desks were the size of a 3 seat sofa and the analog multi track tape machines were the size of large 2 door refrigerator's. Back in those days, professional analog recording equipment was very costly, and a U87 was one of the least expensive items in the recording studio! Sennheiser continues to build the Neumann mics at their German production facility to a very high standard. The microphone has 3 directional patterns, cardioid, omni, and figure 8.

During the mid 80's I was a radio announcer and Production Manager for both an AM Top 40 and FM Album Rock radio station. We had several U87's in both station's "on air" control rooms, all our newsbooths, and our two recording/production studios. They were used primarily for live broadcast and voiceover commercial recording. They sound great and I can attest to the microphone's ruggedness as they were in constant use 24/7/365! I used the Neumann U87 day in & day out, extensively for over 10 years. At the time I didn't really consider myself all that lucky or privileged.
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9 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Darkjet on March 27, 2013
When I owned I.N.S. Recording in New York City this was our main vocal mic. That was from 1981 to 1993. At that time if you did not own this mic you would not be considered a professional studio. We had platinum albums that were recorded using this mic. That said, while this is a very accurate mic, I would not choose this to record vocals or acoustic instruments today. Indeed, I would choose an M Audio Sputnik over this, which has a more modern and flattering sound and is a fraction of the cost. For this kind of money the sound should be magic and it is not.
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