Neumann U87 Ai Studio Set ni

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Condenser studio microphone

  • Pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional characteristic: omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8
  • Switchable 10 dB attenuation
  • Universally applicable: vocal performances, speaker, overhead or wind instruments
  • Nominal impedance: 200 ohm
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz
  • Peak SPL for K < 0,5%3) 117 dB (Cardioid)
  • 48 V ± 4 V phantom power required
  • Diameter: 56 mm
  • Length: 200 mm
  • Weight: 500 g
  • Including shock mount EA87 and wooden case
  • Colour: Nickel
available since January 2012
Item number 276800
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No
9.595 AED 2.402,52 €
Plus 277 AED shipping
The price in AED is a guideline price only!
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Industry Standard for a reason
Matthew3022 25.04.2015
You'll read a lot of good things and bad things about this mic, especially on gearslutz where they can get amusingly emotional. A small but vehement crowd says the newer version (ai) sounds bad and nothing like the cherished vintage U87. I've owned a few vintage U87s, and I actually prefer the new ones (although they sound very similar). The older version might be a bit more forgiving due to the distortion in the upper freqs which can help mask a singer who is not on pitch. But if you are a good singer, you'll want the newer version: lower noise floor and more accurate picture.

Here's one thing that just about everyone agrees on with regard to this mic: It doesn't always sound the best on a given source, but it always sounds professional and good enough -- and your track will sit well in a mix. It's very true. I can find better mics for my voice in this price range, but that mic might sound bad on the guitar or something. So the nice thing about the U87 is that it sounds acceptable on everything. What have I recorded with it? Lots of things: vocals, guitars, drums, sound fx, claps, hand percussion, piano, melodica, vibraphone, and more. It always sounds good!
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Only U87 Ai Sounds like U87
Hannu L. 13.07.2014
Good in everything, outstanding in vocals, acoustic guitars... If I had only mic to choose from - I'd pick Neumann U87 Ai. I sincerely recommend this microphone from the bottom of my heart. Only Neumann U87 Ai sounds like U87 Ai. Have used with UA 6176, Apollo Quad and Golden Age Project Pre - 73's and it sounds awesome. Have use it as the main mic with Coles 4038 and Golden Age Project FC4 and the blend that these microphones achieve in recording acoustic guitar through UA Apollo Quad and it's Console preamps 610-A is magic. And sounds are easy to mix in "the box" in Logic Pro X. Don't buy any Rode-crap etc., save and get the real deal!
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Super Great mic, ?Elastic Microphone Shock Mount? problem
lajosmagda 19.02.2018
The Neumann U87 is of course the best classic microphone sound I?ve ever had. :-) I always wanted to have one, and I?m extremely happy whit it.
But the ?Elastic Microphone Shock Mount? that comes in the kit is unfortunately garbage. That never held the microphone properly from the very first time. :-( And it?s fairly unbelievable, that a more then 2500 Euro studio mic comes with a holder like this. So I would recommend to not buy in the kit, get the mic only and find a proper holder for your mic that really deserve it.
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This Mic Hears Everything
loksan2 19.01.2023
I have a small but very expensive fully treated studio and bought this mic after having Rode NT1 and Antelope Solo Edge.
The first impression was how the microphone is picking every acoustical flaw and multiplying it by 10. I have a window that I'm currently waiting acoustic panels for and you can literally hear it's resonance with U87,the other microphones were much more forgiving.

U87 sound very flat,mid-range heavy and boring but this is it's strong point- being a flat as it is,you can crank the highs really hot and still have a very nice sound. U87 also has amazing bottom end.
It is a classic microphone. There are better moder alternatives,but U87 is a nice fit for everything and gives you a lot of freedom in post. Just be aware that in bad acoustic it may not be the best choice.
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