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Neumann U87Ai Large-Diaphragm Mic, Black

Estimated price for orientation: 3 199 $

Category: Neumann

Description Product Description Over 50,000 U87 users can't be wrong -- this microphone is the professional standard and sets the mark by which all others are measured. The U87 celebrated its 40th birthday in 2007 and is still going strong. The U87 is probably the best-known and most widely used Neumann studio microphone. It is equipped with a large dual-diaphragm capsule with 3 directional patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-8. These are selectable with a switch below the headgrille. A 10 dB attenuation switch, located on the rear, 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. Features:- Variable large-diaphragm microphone - Pressure-gradient transducer with double membrane capsule - The studio microphone classic - 3 directional characteristics: omni, cardioid, figure-8 - Switchable low frequency roll-off - Switchable 10 dB pre-attenuation - Ideal as main and as support microphone in the most differing recording situations Applications The U 87 Ai condenser microphone is a large-diaphragm microphone with 3 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 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 fr