Microphone Type: Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8
Diaphragm Size: 1″ (25.4mm)
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL: 117dB (cardioid)
Output Impedance: 200 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio: 82dB (cardioid), 79dB (omni), 80dB (figure-8)
Self Noise: 12dB (cardioid), 15dB (omni), 14dB (figure-8)
Low Cut Filter: Yes
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Included Accessories: Shock Mount, Windscreen, Wood Box
Manufacturer Part Number: USU87AI/SET Z
Neumann U 87 Ai Set Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone – Nickel
Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone with 3 Polar Patterns, Shockmount, Windscreen, Mic Cable, and Wooden Storage Box – Nickel
The Neumann U 87 Ai is the modern incarnation of a classic microphone. Introduced in 1967, the U 87 gained instant favor with engineers, producers, and their clients; by the mid ’70s it was a staple in every world-class recording studio. And it still is. Walk into a session, and you’ll see 87s everywhere. On pianos, vocals, toms, overheads, guitar cabs, brass, strings, congas — you name it. The mic’s popularity is easy to understand: it ushered in a new era of audio fidelity and reliability, and with three selectable polar patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8), plus a switchable highpass filter and 10dB pre-attenuation pad, the mic is incredibly versatile, and an ideal choice for a broad range of recording techniques. The Neumann U 87 Ai is the industry-standard large-diaphragm condenser mic. Read on to find out what it can do for you.