NEUMANN M 149 Tube

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Neumann M149 Tube large diaphragm tube microphone with 9 selectable polar patterns, incl. N149A EU power supply, KT8 microphone cable, EA170 elastic suspension, dust cover and aluminium case, nickel
€ 4,500.00 Our Price € 3,719.01 Our Price

The M 149 Tube is a modern version of Neumann's famous M 49 microphone. Like its predecessor, it uses the classic K47/49 large diaphragm capsule in an acoustically open headgrille. The M 149 is a universal studio microphone with 9 selectable polar patterns. Its innovative transformerless tube circuit ensures optimal sound with lowest self-noise.

The M 149 offers nine directional characteristics - omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8, plus four intermediate positions - as well as a 7-position low cut (20 to 160 Hz in half-octave steps). This flexibility along with an exceptionally low self-noise figure of only 13 dB-A (cardioid mode) makes the M 149 a truly universal studio microphone for all applications. Not only is the M 149 a superb microphone for vocalists in any genre, unlike many other modern tube microphones, it is also an amazingly versatile microphone for a wide range of instruments, such as piano, acoustic and electric guitar, upright bass, percussion, drums overheads, as well as solo strings, brass and woodwind instruments. The M 149 is a premium microphone which will satisfy even the most demanding users.


  • same capsule as the legendary Neumann M 49
  • classic sound in nine directional patterns
  • seven-position low cut switch
  • tube circuit with extremely low self-noise
  • transformerless output stage
  • comes with power supply

  • acoustical operating principle: pressure gradient transducer
  • directional pattern: omnidirectional, wide angle cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8 plus one intermediate position each
  • frequency range: 20 Hz up to 20 kHz
  • sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kOhm: 34/47/62 mV/Pa (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • rated impedance: 50 Ohms
  • rated load impedance: 1 kOhms
  • equivalent noise level, CCIR: 28/25/23 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • equivalent noise level, A-weighted: 16/13/11 dB-A (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • typical SPL (tube characteristic) for K<0.5%: 120 dB
  • typical SPL (tube characteristic) for K<5%: 136 dB
  • signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL): 66/69/71 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL): 78/81/83 dB(Omni/cardioid/8)
  • maximum output voltage: 18 dBu
  • dynamic range of the amplifier, DIN/IEC 651, for THD < 0.5%: 101 dB
  • dynamic range of the amplifier, DIN/IEC 651, for THD < 5%: 121 dB
  • power supply: N 149 A
  • matching connector, microphone: DIN 8F, power supply XLR 3 F
  • weight: approx. 730 g
  • diameter: 70 mm
  • length: 201 mm

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