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Neumann U 87 In box with Shock Mount **

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Category: Neumann U 87 Ai SET Z Condenser

Condition: New other (see details): A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. The item may be missing the original packaging, or in the original packaging but not sealed. The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Brand: Neumann
Pickup Pattern: Omnidirectional, Cardioid, Bidirectional MPN: Does Not Apply
Type: Condenser Microphone Connectivity: Wired
Mount Type: None Connector(s): XLR
Model: U 87 Ai SET Z Features: Omni-Directional
Design: Freestanding Microphone Form Factor: Handheld/Stand-Held

Arguably the best known and most widely used studio microphone in the world (for good reason), the easy-to-recognize U 87 is a classic! A distinctive design and mythical Neumann sound make this microphone a must-have for pro studios. The U 87 is known for its one-of-a-kind frequency and transient response characteristics which deliver a smooth natural sound with a bunch of source material. This studio microphone was used for 4 months in a clean smoke free environment. A 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. 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 remarkebly. Polar patterns The dual-diaphragm capsule is elastically mounted and protected by a large headgrille. A switch below the headgrille selects the three directional patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8. A window above this switch shows the symbol of the selected characteristic. Electrical features The letter A in the name indicates a more recent generation, as compared to the U 87 i microphones that were built from 1967 to 1986. Modifications apply to the electronic components of the microphone only; the capsule remained unchanged. The present-day circuitry increases the operational headroom of the U 87 Ai by supplying the bias voltages for the capsule through a reduced resistance. The result is a higher sensitivity of 10 dB for identical sound pressure levels, and an improved S/N ratio of 3 dB. Filter and attenuationA switch located at the rear attenuates the sensitivity by 10 dB. When this switch is activated, the microphone accepts sound pressure levels up to 127 dB (equivalent to a sound pressure of 45 Pa) without distortion. An additional switch at the rear allows to change the microphone's cutoff frequency. This reduces low frequency interference directly at the input of the microphone amplifier.This setting also compensates for the unavoidable bass boost that occurs with all pressure gradient transducers when they are used at close distance (proximity effect). The cardioid characteristic maintains a smooth frequency response at a distance of 30 to 40 cm, the figure-8 characteristic even at a distance of 15 to 20 cm