Neumann U87 Ai Studio Set ni

Condenser studio microphone

  • Pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional characteristic: omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8
  • Switchable 10 dB attenuation
  • Universally applicable: Vocal, speaker, overhead or wind instruments
  • Nominal impedance 200 Ohm
  • Frequency range 20 Hz...20 kHz
  • Peak SPL for K < 0,5%3) 117 dB (Cardioid)
  • 48 V ± 4 V Phantom power required
  • Diameter 56 mm
  • Length 200 mm
  • Weight 500 g
  • Including shock mount EA87 and wooden case
  • Colour: Nickel
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Ballad Female
  • Ballad Female Processed
  • Soul Female
  • Soul Female Processed
  • Ballad Male
  • Ballad Male Processed
  • Soul Male
  • Soul Male Processed
  • Show more

Further Information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Neumann U87 Ai Studio Set ni
29% bought this exact product
Neumann U87 Ai Studio Set ni
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
2.899 € Add to Basket
Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording
12% bought Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording 159 €
Shure SM 7 B
10% bought Shure SM 7 B 379 €
Neumann U87 Ai
5% bought Neumann U87 Ai 2.699 €
Neumann TLM 103 Studio Set
4% bought Neumann TLM 103 Studio Set 1.159 €
Our most popular Large Diaphragm Microphones
65 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
5 /5
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
features
sound
quality
Industry Standard for a reason
Matthew3022, 25.04.2015
You'll read a lot of good things and bad things about this mic, especially on gearslutz where they can get amusingly emotional. A small but vehement crowd says the newer version (ai) sounds bad and nothing like the cherished vintage U87. I've owned a few vintage U87s, and I actually prefer the new ones (although they sound very similar). The older version might be a bit more forgiving due to the distortion in the upper freqs which can help mask a singer who is not on pitch. But if you are a good singer, you'll want the newer version: lower noise floor and more accurate picture.

Here's one thing that just about everyone agrees on with regard to this mic: It doesn't always sound the best on a given source, but it always sounds professional and good enough -- and your track will sit well in a mix. It's very true. I can find better mics for my voice in this price range, but that mic might sound bad on the guitar or something. So the nice thing about the U87 is that it sounds acceptable on everything. What have I recorded with it? Lots of things: vocals, guitars, drums, sound fx, claps, hand percussion, piano, melodica, vibraphone, and more. It always sounds good!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Only U87 Ai Sounds like U87
Hannu L., 13.07.2014
Good in everything, outstanding in vocals, acoustic guitars... If I had only mic to choose from - I'd pick Neumann U87 Ai. I sincerely recommend this microphone from the bottom of my heart. Only Neumann U87 Ai sounds like U87 Ai. Have used with UA 6176, Apollo Quad and Golden Age Project Pre - 73's and it sounds awesome. Have use it as the main mic with Coles 4038 and Golden Age Project FC4 and the blend that these microphones achieve in recording acoustic guitar through UA Apollo Quad and it's Console preamps 610-A is magic. And sounds are easy to mix in "the box" in Logic Pro X. Don't buy any Rode-crap etc., save and get the real deal!
Peace
~H~
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Super Great mic, ?Elastic Microphone Shock Mount? problem
lajosmagda, 19.02.2018
The Neumann U87 is of course the best classic microphone sound I?ve ever had. :-) I always wanted to have one, and I?m extremely happy whit it.
But the ?Elastic Microphone Shock Mount? that comes in the kit is unfortunately garbage. That never held the microphone properly from the very first time. :-( And it?s fairly unbelievable, that a more then 2500 Euro studio mic comes with a holder like this. So I would recommend to not buy in the kit, get the mic only and find a proper holder for your mic that really deserve it.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
You will get amazing vocal sound.
IAMJUN, 07.04.2021
Delivery took about a month. I am Korea.

The delivery period was a bit disappointing, but the sound is a real art.
The goods arrived from Germany to Korea without any damage and arrived cleanly.
Thanks thomann.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
2.899 €
All prices incl. VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times

Delivery free of charge expected between Tuesday, 18.05. and Wednesday, 19.05.

Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-35
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
Phone: +49-9546-9223-40
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Youtube
 
 
 
 
 
Online Guides
Large Diaphragm Microphones
Large Diaphragm Microphones
They pick up any sound! In this guide, we have tracked down the most popular condenser microphones for you.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown include VAT. and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in EUR.
2
(2)
Recently Viewed
MOTU UltraLite mk5

USB 2.0 Audio Interface With USB C connector, ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC technology, 24 Bit / 44.1 - 192 kHz, Precise level meters for all analogue inputs/outputs with high-resolution OLED display, 2 Microphone / line / Hi-Z inputs via…

Recently Viewed
Line6 Relay G10TII Transmitter

Line6 Relay G10TII Transmiiter, 2,4 GHz plug and play Wireless transmitter for Relay G10 systems or Spider V series from Spider V 60, with internal receiver, audio frequency range 10 - 20.000 Hz, automic frequency setup, 118 dB SPL max.,…

Recently Viewed
Kawai KDP-120 B

Kawai KDP-120 B Digital Piano - 88 weighted keys, RH-CII keyboard and Harmonic Imaging (HI), three sensors, 88-key piano sampling, 15x sounds, Shigeru Kawai SK-EX sound, Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano sound with new low balance volume feature, which…

2
(2)
Recently Viewed
Behringer S&H / Random Voltage 1036

Behringer S&H / Random Voltage 1036; Eurorack module; dual Sample & Hold /Random Voltage; internal clock adjustable from 0.03 - 300Hz; manual sample button; clock FM input with attenuator; signal input with attenuator; internal random generator with attenuator; channel A…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Roli Lumi 1 Snapcase Black

Roli Lumi 1 Snapcase Black; sturdy and magnetic cover around the LUMI Keys for a slim and seamless fit; protects the LUMI Keys during transport and storage; easily folds into a stand for mobile devices; dimensions (W x D x…

Recently Viewed
Harley Benton TableAmp V2 BlueTooth

Harley Benton TableAmp V2 BlueTooth, compact amplifier with great features for play-along and sing-along with streamed music using the integrated Bluetooth feature, ideal for acoustic guitar, ukulele, electric guitar, vocals and music, 30 watt RMS, 1x 5" bass woofer +…

Recently Viewed
Line6 Pod GO Wireless

Line6 Pod GO Wireless; Multi Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; over 300 effects and models from Helix, M-Series and Legacy products, up to 6 simultaneous amp, cab, and effects models including a looper and a speaker cabinet simulation (Third-Party IR…

Recently Viewed
SSL 500-Series SiX Channel

Solid State Logic 500-Series SiX Channel; Channel Strip; with SuperAnalogue mic preamp and 5-way LED indicator; +48V phantom power; with phase and HPF switches; separate instrument/line input on front panel with Hi-Z switch (1MO); switchable 2-band EQ with bell and…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Otamatone Neo Black

Otamatone Neo, Electronic sound toy / synthesizer, standard size, selection of various sounds via new studio smart phone app, cross link of smart phone and Otamatone via cable, power plug for external power supply, stereo headphone jack, volume adjustable, playing…

Recently Viewed
Arturia Pigments 3

Arturia Pigments 3 (ESD); virtual synthesizer; four sound engines with variable sound sources; Harmonic Engine with up to 512 partials; Wavetable Engine with a total of 164 wavetables; Utility Engine with sub-oscillator and two noise sample layers; Jup-8 V4 low-pass…

Recently Viewed
IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro Desktop

Analog synthesizer Paraphonic analog synthesizer with step sequencer, arpeggiator and effects section, Three wave morphing oscillators with PWM, sync, frequency and ring modulation, dual state variable filter with 24 modes, amplifier, Original OTA filter from the UNO Synth as…

2
(2)
Recently Viewed
Otamatone Neo White

Otamatone Neo, Electronic sound toy / synthesizer, standard size, selection of various sounds via new studio smart phone app, cross link of smart phone and Otamatone via cable, power plug for external power supply, stereo headphone jack, volume adjustable, playing…

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.