Up for consideration is a vintage 1980s Neumann U87i multi-pattern condenser
microphone. These battery-powered Vintage U87i mics are highly coveted for pro studios because they sound great on everything, take EQ well, and have a polished, well-recognized "like a record" sound. You will find these mics in
widespread use in all the great recording studios, like Abbey
Road, where they currently have 28 of them!!! New,
the current U87Ai -- Neumann's redesigned model -- sells for $3,199 street, so here is your chance to pick
up a better-sounding, vintage, collectable U87i and save about $1,000 dollars!!!
* Polar Patterns: Cardioid,
Omni, Figure 8
* Capsule KK87 # 19845
* Body # 41586
* Shure Pouch
* Connector: XLR
* -10 dB Pad Switch
* Bass Roll-off Switch
* 48 V Phantom or
* Made in Germany
This mic is in very good condition, with some small dings and scratches from
30 years of normal use. Click HERE for 1270 Hi-Res photos of this mic. The pad and roll-off switches function properly, but the plastic pin on the roll-off switch is missing. The mic can be powered by two Everyready 505 22.5 volt batteries, and the battery level meter works fine, the manual battery/phantom power switch works, but the auto battery-disconnect switch does not automatically disconnect battery power upon removing the mic cable, so you would have to switch power settings manually.
Here are 2 dozen quick, 1-take MP3s using this U87 in a large room -- running on battery power -- into a Sony PCM D1 flash recorder (which does not have P48 Phantom Power), with MP3s made from Logic. These tracks are just straight signal with no additional EQ, compresson or effects:
SANTA CRUZ OM/PW:
Cardioid: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
5 | 6 |
7 | 8 | 9
GIBSON '61 SG REISSUE / PV
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
9 | 10 | 11 | 12
ENGLISH: 1 GERMAN: 2 LATIN: 3
SHIPPING & TERMS
USA insured shipping is $19.95 via FedEx Ground. Santifaction Guaranteed, 3-day return. Thanks for looking. This auction is for one Neumann U87i microphone, and a Shure mic pouch as pictured. No batteries, cables or any other accessories are included.
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