Up for consideration is a brand new, unopened/unused Neumann U87i multi-pattern condenser
microphone. The classic U87Ai 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. Also, the new models have a higher output, which is preferable on quiet sources. You will find these U87Ai mics in
widespread use in all the great recording studios, like Abbey
Road, where they currently have 11 of them!!! Lastely, the problem with buying a used U87 is that since they are studio workhorses, that means that many of them have 1,000s of hours on them, and are likely to be way are out of spec, in need a good cleaning -- as well as other repair service. Buying a new U87Ai gives you a mic that sounds the way it is supposed to sound and is backed up by the full Neumann Warranty!!!
* Polar Patterns: Cardioid,
Omni, Figure 8
* Connector: XLR
* -10 dB Pad Switch
* Bass Roll-off Switch
* 48 V Phantom
* Wood Box
* Made in Germany
This is a brand mic with full warranty. It sounds amazing, and quite different from some other used U87Ai's I have heard. Click HERE for 1270 Hi-Res photos of this mic, and for comparison purposes here are some photos of the 87 mics I have sold [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]
OLD OR NEW
There is much debate over the differences between the old U87i and the new U87Ai. Many prefer the older design for its warmth and richness, and great headroom. Others prefer the U87Ai, because it has lower self-noise as well as higher output. There are then others for whom there is no discernable difference!!! Here is a video comparison of the 2 mics from Recording Hacks, and here is a audio shootout of the 2 from Gearslutz. Here is some info from the Neumann website [ 1 | 2 | 3 ]
AUTHORIZED NEUMANN DEALER
I am an authorized Neumann dealer and will meet or beat any price on a new U87Ai or any other Neumann mic.
SHIPPING & TERMS
USA insured shipping is $19.95 via FedEx Ground. Santifaction Guaranteed, 3-day return. Thanks for looking. This auction is for a brand new Neumann U87Ai microphone, instruction booklet, in the foam-lined wooden case. No other accessories are included, but a new Neumann Spider Shock Mount (with brand new Neumann elastics) and/or the Neumann Set Z (Mount/Foam Windscreen/XLR Cable) are available -- just let me know which accessories you want -- with the purchase of the mic.
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gear for sale in Current
eBay Auctions, and also see some of my other Neumann and Schoeps mics that have Recently Sold on eBay.
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