Neumann celebrates the anniversary ofthis studio legend with a very special limited edition, the U 87 Rhodium Edition - a microphone that looks as classy as it sounds
The edition is limited to 500 units worldwide which are individually numbered and certified.
Rhodium reflects more light than any other precious metal. That's why it is used for the mirrors of high-performance telescopes that study the farthest reaches of the universe. Additionally, rhodium is rarer than gold. The chemical process used to extract it is so expensive that the annual world production would fit under a living room table. So when Paul McCartney's record sales left gold and platinum in the dust, in 1979 he received the world's first and only rhodium record.
Variable large diaphragm microphonePressure-gradient transducer with double membrane capsuleThe studio microphone classicThree directional characteristics: omni, cardioid, figure-8Switchable low frequency roll-offSwitchable 10 dB pre-attenuationIdeal as main and as support microphone in the most differing recording situations
Includes: 1 x Microphone U 87 Ai (mt), 1 x Elastic suspension EA 87 (mt), 1 x U 87 Ai wooden box, Package: Cardboard boxAcoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducerDirectional pattern: Omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8 plusFrequency range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHzSensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 20/28/22 mV/Pa1)Rated impedance: 200 ohmsRated load impedance: 1 kohmsEquivalent noise level, CCIR2): 26/23/25 dB1)Equivalent noise level, A-weighted2): 15/12/14 dB-A1)Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR2) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 68/71/69 dB1)Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted2) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 79/82/80 dB1)Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%3): 117 dB (cardioid)Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% with preattenuation3): 127 dBMaximum output voltage: 390 mVSupply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V ± 4 VCurrent consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 0.8 mAMatching connectors: XLR3FWeight: 500 gDiameter: 56 mmLength: 200 mm
1) Omnidirectional / cardioid / figure-8
2) according to IEC 60268-1; CCIR-weighting acccording to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak; A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS
3) measured as equivalent el. input signal