Neumann U 89i Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone - Nickel

Large-diaphragm Studio Condenser Mic with 5 Switchable Polar Patterns
Neumann U 89i Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone - Nickel image 1
Neumann U 89i Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone - Nickel image 1

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Neumann U 89i Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone - Nickel
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Excellent Variable Pattern Mic for Studio Recording!

The Neumann U 89 studio microphone presents improved acoustical and electrical characteristics and better high end response when compared to the U 87A. The U 89 has a dynamic range of 123dB, five polar patterns, a 6dB pad, and a 2 position LF roll-off switch. The U 89 also has little or no off-axis coloration.

Famous for broadcast use, the Neumann U 89 is recommended as a general orchestral microphone and for narration and vocals. All of the Neumann U 89's high impedance components are protected against contamination, making the U 89 highly reliable and stable over long periods of operation.

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Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Wide Angle, Omni, Figure-8
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 134dB (140dB w/Preattenuation)
Output Impedance 150 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 77dB (A weighted)
Self Noise 17dB (A weighted)
Low Cut Filter 80Hz, 160Hz
Pads -10dB
Color Nickel
Connector XLR
Weight 0.88 lbs.
Included Accessories Wooden Box
Manufacturer Part Number 006449

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A must have for the price!!!!

I bought this mic used, but wanted to post a review on sweetwater since I normally order from them. This mic sounds amazingly clear and even if you use it in a room with piss poor acoustics this thing filters the echo right out of the room. I still have to do minor 2db editing to fix level issues, but it's very minor, especially when compared to the cheap shure ksm27 mic i was using before the U89. The difference between the two mics was not even funny once I compared them. The clarity you'll hear when you use the polar pattern filters is top of the line on the U89. It almost sounds already E.Q.'d before I even begin mastering the track. I still suggest using a mastering E.Q. with it though, in order to get that real big studio sound everyone's looking for. I would recommend this mic to anyone looking for that big studio sound at an affordable price. It'll make you sound good even when your not performing at your best. No other brand comes even close to neumann when it comes to microphones. It's just that simple.
Music background: hip hop producer and recording engineer
See also: Condenser Mics, Neumann, Neumann Condenser Microphones, Neumann Condenser Microphones