The Neumann M 149 bundled with a Lach Lake Micking 3300 in black, Mogami Gold Studio 25' XLR and Stedman Popscreen XL.
The M 149 Tube is a variable dual-diaphragm microphone. The K 49 capsule - well-known from the legendary U 47 and M 49 microphones - is followed by a tube functioning as an impedance converter. In contrast to earlier concepts - utilizing a transformer - the tube is complemented with a transformerless output circuit design. The M 149 Tube can thus feed long microphone cables without any coloration.
Two slide switches are located below the large, acoustically very open headgrille. The switch at the front allows selection one of nine directional patterns. The slide switch at the rear operates a seven-step high pass filter. It allows a very fine adjustment of the cut-off frequency.
There are nine polar patterns to choose from, making this microphone an ideal choice for a wide range of recording situations.
As its ancestors, the M 149 Tube is a superb vocalist microphone, not only because of the capsule, but also due to its modern circuitry, characterized by extremely low noise level.
The M 149 Tube is addressed from the front, marked with the Neumann logo. Also on the front is the switch for the selection of the polar patterns.
The capsule is mounted elastically inside the headgrille to eliminate structure borne noise. The surface below the capsule is shaped like a cone to disperse any reflected sound from the acoustic upper half space. This avoids any interference with the primary sound arriving at the capsule directly.
A large headgrille surrounds the capsule. It is acoustically very open and therefore increases the sonic realism.
The polar pattern switch selects one of nine directional patterns: omnidirectional, wide-angle-cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8, and one additional intermediate pattern between each major position.
The circuit of the M 149 Tube microphone has been developed to exceed traditional designs. We have selected a modern tube (triode) and combined its exceptional transmission characteristics with the advantages of our proven transformerless output circuit.
The aim was to provide a more controlled environment for the audio signal on its path from the capsule to the output section.
The final stage is an integrated amplifier, especially designed for such applications. It features very low distortion (THD < 0.002 % at ± 10 V), very low self-noise, and high output current capability.
As a result, the tube circuit is completely decoupled from the microphone output and its characteristic response curve will be unaffected by very high signal levels or varying load conditions.
The lower output impedance and higher output current capability allow cable lengths up to 300 m (1000 feet) without any degradation of the audio signal.
The tube amplifier changes the high impedance of the capsule and adds 10 dB of gain to the audio signal, providing optimum operating specifications. The wide dynamic range is impressive, as peak output can be ±10 V, at 20 mA.
The ideal operating point of the tube is maintained throughout its entire life expectancy. Plate current and filament voltage are constantly regulated. A sensor circuit monitors and compensates for any voltage drop across the microphone cable. The tube is heated up slowly through inverse current limiting to guarantee long life. Optimum operating conditions are reached within a very short time.
A seven-position slide switch is located on the back of the microphone. It selects a high-pass filter, advancing in half-octave steps between 20 Hz and 160 Hz (-3dB). This filter is useful to suppress rumble from air-conditioning and in windy situations.
In addition, the filter provides an effective tool to control the audio signal when the microphone is used at close distance and therefore proximity effect alters the program material.
The specifically designed N 149 A power supply unit feeds the M 149 Tube through an 8-core cable. The output connector for the audio signal is a 3-pin XLR. The output signal is balanced.
The microphone comes as a set in an attractive aluminium case, together with the 8-core microphone connecting cable, the N 149 A power supply with plug-in mains unit, the EA 170 full elastic microphone suspension and a dust cover.
The micKing 3300 is the original micKing boom stand featuring the world's strongest boom clutch in its class, unique patented base, Spin Grip Mic Mount and movable counterweight.
The micKing 3300 covers the entire spectrum of mic applications, shining primarily in the choral and orchestral world which often necessitate long reach both horizontally and vertically. With a mast at 10 feet and a boom at 10 feet as well, they are capable of combining to an impressive 20 foot height in its vertical configuration. Yet with these long lengths both the boom and mast are capable of compacting down to nearly 3 feet! The 3300 isn't for everyone, but when your need long-reach stability in a small footprint, it is exactly what you've been searching for.
Mogami Gold Studio 25"
25 Feet - Black body/gold pin XLR connectors. Made with Mogami 2534 Quad cable.
From large recording facilities to small project studios, engineers and artists trust Mogami Gold Studio microphone cables. Wired with Neglex studio quad, this 4-conductor cable offers the highest cancellation of noise and is the quietest, best sounding cable you can buy. Mogami Gold helps cure many of the problems encountered in a typical project or home studio, creating a pin-drop quiet recording environment with enhanced dynamic range.
The Proscreen XL is an advanced patented pop filter design that offers a large 6 inch diameter screen with an ultra-fine rubber surround that does not interfere with sound quality.
Setup is easier with its extended clamp and a 13 inch heavy duty adjustable gooseneck. The Proscreen pop filter is far more effective than fabric filters. Instead of simply diffusing bursts, the Proscreen redirects airflow downward away from the microphone capsule. Even close vocal work will not allow popping "P's" or "B's" to reach the microphone. The large openings in the metal screen allow vocal sound to pass through to the microphone unobstructed and uncolored, preserving critical recorded detail.
The Proscreen XL is a professional high quality pop filter that will provide excellent burst prevention for music vocal tracks and voice over recording applications.
The patented Proscreen filter material and the high strength metal alloy clamp are both finished with a durable powder coating that will last a lifetime of recording sessions.The gooseneck is covered with a heavy duty vinyl shrink material keeping the flexible gooseneck protected and offering lower noise while adjustments are made. Stedman Proscreen's feature a high quality clamping knob with a soft Nylon tip to protect valuable studio equipment from scratches.
Neumann M 149
Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
Directional pattern: Omnidirectional, wide angle cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8 plus one intermediate position each
Frequency range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 34/47/62 mV/Pa1)
Rated impedance: 50 ohms
Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR2): 28/25/23 dB1)
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted2): 16/13/11 dB-A1)
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR2) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 66/69/71 dB1)
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted2) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 78/81/83 dB1)
Typical SPL (tube characteristic)3): K < 0,5 %: 120 dB, K < 5 %: 136 dB
Maximum output voltage: 18 dBu
Powering: Power supply N 149 A
Matching connectors: Microphone DIN8F, Power supply XLR3F
Weight: 730 g
Diameter: 70 mm
Length: 201 mm
Latch Lake Micking 3300
Lever Lock System
Quick and simple adjustments throughout the entire stand. These locks ensure, hands down, the strongest hold possible with the least amount of frustration. You can even customize their tension to your precise needs!
Why the World's Strongest
Our patented boom clutch features nearly 16 square inches of clamp-able surface area. That's more than any other mic stand on the market! This impressive surface area provides the maximum coefficient of friction for that unstoppable hold that micKing booms are so well known for.
Highly Efficient Footprint
Our unique patented bases don't only have the most efficient placement of weight; they can be positioned within each other for great space saving storage.
Our ultra flexible counter weight system can be positioned anywhere on the boom. They can even be removed when not necessary.
We've thought all the way down to the finest detail. Every adjustment point on the stands feature our patented cable wedges, enabling very clean cable management.
All of our products are assembled right here in St. Paul, Minnesota. Our 20,000+ square foot production facility is as green as it gets, featuring geothermal heating and cooling (right from Latch lake!), green powder coating, vegetable machining oil and ultra efficient florescent lighting throughout. Stop in and meet the Latch Lake family anytime!
Mogami Gold Studio XLR-XLR
Wired with Neglex Studio QuadOffers superior clarity and freedom from noise/RF interferenceTerminated with black body 3-pin XLR connectors and gold contactsLifetime warranty
Stedman Popscreen XL
Length: 26.5 inchesWidth: 6.125 inchesWeight: 10 ozClamp range .39 inches to .925 inches
1 x M 149 of Neumann1 x Latch Lake 3300 Black1 x Mogami Gold Studio 25' XLR1 x Stedman Popscreen XL