Neumann U87A Studio Set Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

SKU: U87AIMTSTUDIOSET
$3,749.00 $5,249.00
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By Neumann
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Description

U87 Ai Studio Set, includes Case and Suspension Mount

The U 87 presents a wide range of features and versatility that make it to one of the most desirable mics available. Our users are recognising the microphone immediately by its distinctive design. Well-known for its warm and well balanced characteristics - your perfect choice as vocal microphone for all types of music and speech. The usage as main microphone for orchestra recordings or as spot mic for single instruments make it the most general-purpose microphone - in studios, for broadcasting, film and television. 

The U 87* is equipped with a large dual-diaphragm capsule with three directional patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8. These are selectable with a switch below the headgrille.    10 dB attenuation switch is located on the rear. It enables the microphone to handle sound pressure levels up to 127 dB without distortion.  Furthermore, the low frequency response can be reduced to compensate for proximity effect.

 

Applications

The U 87 Ai condenser microphone is a large diaphragm microphone with three polar patterns and a unique frequency and transient response characteristic. Users recognize the microphone immediately by its distinctive design. It is a good choice for most general purpose applications in studios, for broadcasting, film and television. The U 87 Ai is used as a main microphone for orchestra recordings, as a spot mic for single instruments, and extensively as a vocal microphone for all types of music and speech.

 

Acoustic features

The U 87 Ai is addressed from the front, marked with the Neumann logo. The frequency response of the cardioid and figure-8 directional characteristics are very flat for frontal sound incidence, even in the upper frequency range. The microphone can be used very close to a sound source without the sound becoming unnaturally harsh. By means of a high-pass filter interferences through subsonic and low frequencies are reduced remarkably.
 
  • 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
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
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

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