2019 DEALER DEMO Neumann U87Ai w/Aftermarket Shock Mount, Wood Box
* IN STOCK *
MINT / "AS-NEW" Condition, 2-Year Factory Warranty, Authorized Neumann Dealer
Up for consideration is a Dealer Demo 2019 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 Ai 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!!! Lastly, 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, and in need a good cleaning -- as well as other more costly 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 2-Year Neumann Warranty!!!
* Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omni, Figure 8 * Connector: XLR * -10 dB Pad Switch * Bass Roll-off Switch * 48 V Phantom * Wood Box * Mic Made in Germany * Free Aftermarket Metal Shockmount
This is in 'Like New' condition used only by myself for less than 5 hours tracking acoustic guitars for sound clip demos (never used on VOX), and comes with full 2-year warranty, just like buying a new U87. It is 100% mint, as new, and indistinguishable from a "brand new" one direct from the Neumann factory. Packaging is new, as from the factory. Great opportunity to save $500 on an as-new Dealer Demo U87Ai, with a Free aftermarket shockmount. It really sounds amazing -- especially on acoustic instruments, and sounds quite different from some older used U87Ai's I have heard. This the best way to get the correct U87 sound at a nice discount, without any worries, as you are covered with the 2-Year warranty!!!
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 discernible difference!!! Here attached is an A / B Video Comparison of the 2 mic versions from Recording Hacks.
AUTHORIZED NEUMANN DEALER
I am a long-time Neumann dealer, and have sold dozens of these U87Ai mics over the last 10 years. It is still the flagship, pro-level, studio workhouse mic that will give you a lifetime of wold-class service.
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