Neumann U 87 Ai
Neumann U 87 Ai

U 87 Ai, Large diaphragm condenser microphone from Neumann in the U 87 series.

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polishdog90 26/08/2011

Neumann U 87 Ai : la opinión de polishdog90 (content in English)

"Pristine Sound"

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Microphone Type - Condenser
Polar Pattern(s) - Cardiod, Omni, Figure-8
Frequency Response - 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL - 117 dB (ardioid) THD 0.5%); 127 dB THD 0.5% with preattenuation
Output Impedance - 200 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio - 68/71/69 dB CCIR (rel. 94 dB SPL); 79/82/80 dB A-weighted (rel. 94 dB SPL)
Self Noise - 26/23/25 dB CCIR; 15/12/14 dB-A A-weighted
Pads - 10 dB
Length - 7.87"
Width - 2.2"
Depth - 2.2"
Weight - 1.1 lbs.

I use this microphone for studio recording. I wouldn't trust it with live sound because it's too expensive.


This microphone sounds great. Well really, it sounds like nothing. It sounds totally transparent. Whatever you put into this mic will come out on the same on the recording. Because of this I don't always like using it on certain applications. For example, it sounds great on vocals but if the singer doesn't sound great it will show up on the recording. As long as your sound source is good it sounds great. I use it on vocals pretty frequently and on acoustic instruments. It like it on orchestral strings and on horns as well. You really get what you pay for with this mic. It is expensive but you can't replace its sound with a cheaper mic. I would buy this mic again if I had a surplus of money. You can get great sounds with cheaper mics but if you have the money this is irreplaceable.