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|MPN:||U87, U 87 AI|
|Brand:||Neumann||Model:||Neumann U 87 Ai|
|The U 87 is a well known and widely used Neumann studio microphone. It is equipped with a large dual-diaphragm capsule with three directional patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8.|
|MPN||U87, U 87 AI|
|Model||U 87 Ai|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||112045739|
|Product Key Features|
|Additional Product Features|
|Professional Compatibility||Broadcast, Musical Instruments, Recording|
|Effective Output Level||-31.06 Dbm|
|Connector(s)||XLR 3 Pin|
|Suited For||Studio Recording|
|Built in ON/OFF! Switch||Without ON/OFF! Switch|
|Microphone Form Factor||Handheld/Stand-Held|
|Pickup Pattern||Bidirectional, Cardioid, Omnidirectional|
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Good sound quality
Easy to use
One Of The Best Out There
I own numerous great microphones, which include the powerful Blue Bottle. I will continue to use all my collection of microphones, as many of them serve different purposes and have unique characteristics that fit different situations. Even so, I would consider the U87 an extra special microphone because it has a sound of its own. After using it for the first time, I can now understand why many consider it a must have in the studio even when they have other great microphones. It has strong highs that are kept in check by a strong midrange that is warm and pleasantly "boomy". It is also a loud microphone with low self noise, allowing recording engineers to capture voices and instruments without bringing in any unpleasant sounds. For those who love who defend good sounding inexpensive microphones out there, buying the U87 is not a mistake if someone can afford one. And if someone owns other great expensive microphones, they will not go wrong buying a U87 because it has a great sound of its own.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: leftoverstf
Vintage Neumann U87 - a studio must have!
Well, anyone reading this is going to be familiar with THE studio vocal standard mic - the Neumann U87. This particular example is an early 70s model, with the 22 V battery compartment still intact. What makes this mic unique is that it was apparently (according the the sticker on the body) re-built by the late Stephen Paul. There may have been some modifications done, although it has been difficult to track this down given the mic's age. A second 'feature' of this particular mic is that it was used for years by Alan Alda to record those PBS specials -- how cool is that? OK, so enough about the history... how does it SOUND? I am using this mic with a D.A.V. BG-1 preamp into my Lynx Aurora converters and then into Cubase 4. I am mostly using it to record acoustic guitar -- a Martin 000 and also a Breedlove Focus 12 string. Well, I am quickly becoming a convert to using this beauty over my prized Neumann KM-56 and KM-254 mics. The sound is balanced but also nice and crisp. It sounds like a high resolution recording. I was also surprised that it captures the nuances of my fingerstyle playing and also gets the attacks quite well. I had always thought that a SDC would be much better at handling string attack, but not so. The U87 simply gives a beautiful sonic rendering of the acoustic guitar. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up!
Are You Kidding Me?
This is the professional’s choice and with good reason. No studio can claim to be a pro studio without one. It’s the preferred mic of NPR and the sound is legendary. As you might expect, it has become my go-to mic in my studio.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: cathedralguitar
Amazing high quality classic microphone for recording voice or any instrument. Output is more than twice the output of other microphones. It is not lightweight. The heavy parts make its high quality sound.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: gearorphanage
Microphone of the Highest Quality and Audio Standards
This microphone is made of the highest quality. The sound is absolutely unbeatable for voiceovers. Very natural, neutral, and clear in the midrange. It has a reputation for being the best for a reason. Yes, you can buy wonderful microphones for cheaper, but none of them are a Neumann U87. Neumann uses the best materials and craftsmanship out there. If you are looking to record primarily vocals and like the magic of tubes I would also recommended the Neumann M149 and if you are on a budget the Miktek CV4 is quite good. The Neumann U87ai will do anything however. It's great on any instrument and is probably the accurate microphone for realistic voiceover work. It just sounds polished and EQ's nicely. I use a Neumann Pop Screen and a Neumann Wind Cap on it usually to reduce noise as it is very sensitive. Must have for a quality home or professional studio.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: sweetwatersound