Neumann

U 87 AI (Nickel) Stereo Set

Large Diaphragm Microphone Stereo Set - Nickel

Neumann

U 87 AI (Nickel) Stereo Set

Large Diaphragm Microphone Stereo Set - Nickel

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Neumann U 87 AI (Nickel) Stereo Set is a Large Diaphragm Microphone Stereo Set - Nickel

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Overview

Highlights

  • 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.
  • 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 remarkably.
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 attenuation
  • A 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.
  • *The design of the microphone is a registered design of the Georg Neumann GmbH in certain countries.
Neumann U 87 Ai Stereo Set Features:
  • 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
  • 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 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.
SKU 008505
Brand Neumann
Condition New
Colour No
Diaphragm No
Capsule Type No
Connection No
Frequency Response No
Microphone Impedance No
Maximum SPL No
Microphone Sensitivity No
Polar Pattern No
Circuit Type No
EAN 4006087085059

Delivery

UK Delivery

FREE Next Working Day Delivery on orders over £49.00.

Orders placed before 4pm will normally be dispatched the same day and will be delivered on the next working day between 9am and 6pm.

Delivery Upgrade Options (Over £49)

  • Pre 12.00pm Next Working Day - £4.99
  • Pre 10.30am Next Working Day - £14.69
  • Saturday / Sunday - £14.99

International Delivery

Delivery is charged at a flat rate of £21. The following list of countries are available at checkout:

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Returns

Flexible 30 Day Returns Period

If for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to Music Matter within 30 days of receiving the item.

You must return an item in the same condition as it was received, not altered in any way, as well as including:

  • All original packaging such as boxes, bags and tag
  • Accessories such as cables and remote controls
  • Certificates, manuals and warranty cards
  • Free gifts or bonus items including software
  • All items included in a bundle

No Returns / Exchange On

  • Software where the item has been unsealed.
  • Software serial codes delivered by email

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Finance

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Warranty

Minimum 12 Months Warranty

All new & used goods supplied by Music Matter are warranted free from defects for 12 months from the date of supply (unless otherwise stated).

Extended Warranty

Many manufacturers offer a free extended warranty upon registration.

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