The Neumann U87 Ai Rental
Delivery, Rental, Microphone
The Neumann U 87 may be one of the most ubiquitous big-budget vocal microphones ever. If you are viewing this page there is a good chance you are already familiar and will not settle for anything else. Our model is one of the early “Ai” models (Neumann wrote a bunch of space between the “A” and “i” on these early ones). It has that extra-shiny “Platinum Hit Record” sound that everybody loves the U 87 for.
In addition to vocals, we think this microphone also sounds notably excellent on acoustic guitar. Use this microphone for anything that you want to capture with that airy, articulate sound that Neumann is famous for. It pairs well with most preamps, but we particularly like running it through a thick tube preamp such as the Universal Audio 6176 for added body.
Microphone Type: Large Diaphragm Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional
Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
Switches: High-Pass Filter, -10dB Pad
Weight: ~ 1.1 lb.
Dimensions: ~ 2.2” diameter by 7.87” length
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