The Neumann U 87 Ai is the gold standard of microphones in modern audio recording. For over 50 years, the U 87 Ai has been used in recording studios all over the world to capture award-winning performances. Adored for its smooth, refined sound, this classic large diaphragm condenser mic will instantly bring any instrument to life. This set includes two factory-matched mics with EA 87 shock mounts.
THE LEGENDARY U 87
Introduced in 1967, Neumann’s U 87 has shaped the sound of hundreds of hit records over the last 50 years. To this day, no professional recording studio is complete without a Neumann U 87 Ai. The U 87 Ai is the quintessential large diaphragm condenser microphone. The iconic design and musical sonic character have become the gold standard by which other microphones are measured.
Featuring a balanced frequency response with a unique midrange presence, the U 87 Ai offers a unique, yet instantly recognizable tone. Equipped with selectable omni, cardioid, and figure-8 polar patterns, the U 87 Ai is a versatile studio workhorse that will shine in any situation: from acoustic guitar to drum overheads.
CLASSIC NEUMANN ENGINEERING
The U 87 was originally created as a solid state version of the legendary U 67 tube condenser microphone from the 1960s. U 87 Ai combines the same K67 dual diaphragm condenser capsule as its tube-based predecessor with innovative FET 80 technology to deliver unparalleled clarity.
The built-in switchable low cut filter makes it easy to combat low frequency build up caused by the proximity effect. The on-board pad and remarkably low self-noise mean you can record even louder performances without any unwanted distortion.
Due to its solid bass response and excellent midrange detail, the U 87 Ai sounds great on bass and guitar cabinets, while the extended top-end makes it he ultimate vocal microphone. Perfect for any genre from pop and jazz to classical music, the U 87 Ai is the world’s most famous studio microphone for a reason.
|Two U 87 Ai Microphones, two EA 87 shock mounts, two dust covers, and an aluminum case
|TUBE OR SOLID STATE
|Bi-Directional / Figure-Eight, Cardioid, Omni-Directional
|NUMBER OF MICROPHONES
|Rated: 150 Ohms / Rated load: 1 kOhm
|20 Hz – 20 kHz
|Cardioid: -31.1 dBV/Pa (28 mV) / Omni: -34 dBV/Pa (20 mV) / Bi: -33.2 dBV/Pa (22 mV)
|117 dB; 127 dB with pad