NEUMANN U 87Ai nickel, stereo set

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Neumann stereo set of 2x U87Ai large diaphragm microphone with 3 selectable polar patterns, incl. 2x EA87 elastic suspension, dust covers and aluminium case, nickel
€ 5,700.00 Our Price € 4,710.74 Our Price

The Neumann U 87Ai is probably the best-known and most frequently used studio microphone the world over. Its smooth and refined sound is as iconic as its elegant exterior design. The U 87Ai is the standard microphone for speech and vocals. Three polar patterns plus pad and low cut options make it adaptable to a wide range of applications.

Its natural sound and unique midrange presence make the U 87Ai the ultimate vocal microphone, praised by singers and engineers alike, as well the prime choice for speech applications, such as voice over, dubbing, and audio books. Due to its balanced response in each of its three directional patterns, the U 87Ai is also a versatile microphone for anything from acoustic guitar to drums overheads. Due to its solid bass response and excellent midrange detail, it is often seen in front of bass and guitar cabinets. For classical recordings, the U 87Ai is frequently used as a spot mic for soloists, e.g. cello. A stereo pair of U 87Ais is the preferred choice of many engineers for recording piano in virtually any genre from pop and jazz to classical music.


  • the world's most famous studio microphone
  • classic sound, instantly recognizable yet versatile
  • balanced frequency response
  • three polar patterns: omni, cardioid, figure-8
  • switchable low cut and pad
  • very low self-noise

  • acoustical operating principle: pressure gradient transducer
  • directional pattern: omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8 plus
  • frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • sensitivity at 1kHz into 1 kOhm (omni/cardio/bi): 20/28/22mV/Pa
  • rated impedance: 200 Ohms
  • rated load impedance: 1 kOhms
  • equivalent noise level, CCIR (omni/cardio/bi): 26/23/25dB
  • equivalent noise level, A-weighted (omni/cardio/bi): 15/12/14dB-A
  • signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (rel. 94dB SPL)(omni/cardio/bi): 68/71/69dB
  • signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (rel. 94dB SPL)(omni/cardio/bi): 79/82/80dB
  • maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 117dB (cardioid)
  • maximum SPL for THD 0.5% with preattenuation: 127dB
  • maximum output voltage: 390mV
  • supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48V (+/-4V)
  • current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 0.8mA
  • matching connectors: XLR3F
  • weight: 500g
  • diameter: 56mm
  • length: 200mm

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