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Neumann U 87 Ai Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount, Case and Cable

Neumann U87Ai Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount, Case and Cable

Still going strong after 50 years, the Neumann U87Ai is THE iconic large-diaphragm condenser mic -- a studio staple on vocals and just about everything else.

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Submitted October 20, 2017 by Xavier C in Los Angeles, CA
"the Holy Grail"
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This is the vocal HOLY GRAIL to me. I also own a Telefunken 251that I use on ballads but the U87 is the go to mic for Rock 'N' roll vocals!
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Submitted November 3, 2005 by a customer from comcast.com
Neumann U 87 Ai Microphone Customer Review
kinda (very) overpriced
Sound
it's decent on everything you put in front of it.
Features
great multipattern mic with high pass and attenuator.
Quality
very good quality in the way it's built.
Value
very expensive compared to other mics which sound as good on voice such as a good AKG,RODE,AUDIO TECHNICA.
Musical Background:
sound engineer
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Submitted August 12, 2009 by a customer from ymail.com
"Ok well so I have a nice voice nothing that great, this mic made me sound just perfect. the only mic that ever did, so, its perf"
For ever if you own own one
Sound
Best recording mic in the world
Features
Crystle clear
Ease of Use
Well no mic is really that hard to use
Quality
Very high quality
Value
I would say two thousand would sell more but what can I say
Manufacturer Support
The company treats their customers fine like someone who just bought a four thousand dollar mic
The Wow Factor
Oh my my it will turn any artist on
Musical Background:
singer song writer up comming artist
Musical Style:
alternative/ punk/blues/ folk
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Submitted April 30, 2005 by a customer from gmail.com
"Venerable Classic"
This mic will always be a classic. Some like it, some don't, but it will always be a very practical tool for me.
Sound
Like any mic, you need to match it with the source and preamp. When you get the combination right it's wonderful. My favourite, along with the Audio Technica AT4060.
Features
I'd be happier if it had the patterns of the AKG 414X series or Neumann U89/TLM170.
Quality
Top quality build. Great attention to detail.
Value
Considering a Brauner VM1 KHE costs $10,000 it seems cheap, but the Audio Technica range is excellent but cheap.
Manufacturer Support
I had some problems when I bought the mic, and Neumann were wonderful to deal with.
The Wow Factor
I will be buying another.
Musical Background:
Composer
Musical Style:
Modern Classical
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Submitted April 27, 2005
"I made a stupid mistake by not testing this mic's sound more thoroghly before paying $2700 !!!!"
Sound
a good mic,with an over emphasis in the low midrange 400hz to 600hz
Features
has a nice selection of omni,cardiod and figure 8 pattern to choose from. also has a -10db attenuator and rolloff.
Quality
at this price ,the quality of build is good,but I am disappointed in the overall sound on vocals. It worked well with accoustic guitar etc. ,but really sucked on voice.I don't know what all the fuss is about this mic.I also own an old u87 which sounds much more natural on vocals then this u87ai.
Value
I think this mic is totally way overpriced!! I would not buy another !
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