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Neumann U 87 Rhodium Edition 50th Anniversary Microphone Package

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    NEUM-U87RHODIUMEDITIONSET
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For 50 years the U 87 has been setting standards in the field of audio recording. Neumann celebrates the anniversary of this studio legend with a very special limited edition, the U 87 Rhodium Edition - a microphone that looks as classy as it sounds. The U 87 Ai condenser microphone is a large d... Read More

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Description

For 50 years the U 87 has been setting standards in the field of audio recording. Neumann celebrates the anniversary of this studio legend with a very special limited edition, the U 87 Rhodium Edition - a microphone that looks as classy as it sounds.

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.
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.

Features:

  • Celebrates 50 years of a microphone classic, limited to 500 pieces worldwide
  • Variable large diaphragm microphone
  • Pressure-gradient transducer with double membrane capsule
  • Three directional characteristics: omni, cardioid, figure-8
  • Switchable low frequency roll-off
  • Switchable 10 dB pre-attenuation

Delivery Includes:

  • U 87 with rhodium coating
  • EA 87 with rhodium coating
  • U 87 Stereo Set aluminum case
  • Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Wolfgang Fraissinet
  • Pair of black handling gloves

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Product Specs

Acoustical operating principlePressure gradient transducer
Directional patternOmnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8
Frequency range20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm20/28/22 mV/Pa1)
Rated impedance200 ohms
Rated load impedance1 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR2)26/23/25 dB1)
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted2)15/12/14 dB-A1)
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR2) (rel. 94 dB SPL)68/71/69 dB1)
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted2) (rel. 94 dB SPL)79/82/80 dB1)
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%3)117 dB (cardioid)
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% with preattenuation3)127 dB
Maximum output voltage390 mV
Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938)48 V ± 4 V
Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938)0.8 mA
Matching connectorsXLR3F
Weight500 g
Diameter56 mm
Length200 mm

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