The legendary Neumann U87 Ai — voted as the best microphone in the world by the readers of the Sound On Sound magazine — is known for its warm, rich sound and precision engineering. Perhaps the world’s most widely used large diaphragm condenser studio microphone, the U87 presents a wide range of features and versatility that make it to one of the most desirable microphones available.
The U87 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 head-grille.
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.
It’s no wonder the U87 has earned the reputation as a world famous, professional standard studio condenser microphone.
- Three Polar Patterns
- 10dB Pad Switch
- Low Cut Roll-Off Switch
- Advanced Output Circuitry