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Neumann U 89 i - Switchable Studio Condenser Microphone

The Neumann U 89 i is a versatile multi-pattern condenser microphone, augmenting the features available to the U 87. The U 89 i has two additional polar patterns: wide angle cardioid and hypercardioid, in addition to omni directional, figure-8 and cardioid. Like the U 87, the U 89 i is a side address large diaphragm microphone, ideal for a broad range of recording applications and instruments. The U 89 i is capable of handling high SPL of up to 140dB. It also includes low frequency roll off and - 6dB pad. The U 89 i is available in a nickel or black finish, and ships with an elegant wooden case.

Please note:
Shock-mount is NOT included. Sold Separately.

    • Neumann U 89 i Features:

      A further development of the classic U 87. The 5 directional characteristics, 2-level low-cut filter and switchable pre-attenuation provide maximum flexibility.

      Acoustic features:
      The microphone is addressed from the front, marked with the Neumann logo. The large diaphragm capsule has a very smooth frequency response for all polar patterns over a wide acceptance angle. The frequency response curves are flat up to 10 kHz within a pickup angle of ± 100°.

      As a result the U 89 i has a very even diffuse-field response for all polar patterns. This is important in a reverberant environment when more reflections arrive at the microphone capsule. The acoustic information is not affected in its tonal quality when recorded by the microphone.

      This characteristic is achieved without resorting to corrective resonance effects.

      The capsule it is elastically mounted to avoid any structure borne noise that could interfere with its operation.
      Feature Summary:
      Variable large diaphragm microphone
      Pressure-gradient transducer with double membrane capsule
      Five directional characteristics: omni, wide angle cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8
      Thereby most versatile in all recording situations
      Two-stage roll-off filter
      Switchable 6 dB pre-attenuation
      Extended frequency range in comparison to U 87 Ai

      Application Hints:
      A microphone for universal usage
      Use as spot mic for wind instruments, strings, piano
      These are just some of the most common applications. We recommend additional experimentation to gain maximum use from this microphone.
    • Neumann U 89 i Specifications:

      Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
      Directional pattern: Omnidirectional, wide angle, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8
      Frequency range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
      Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 8 mV/Pa
      Rated impedance: 150 ohms
      Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
      Equivalent noise level, CCIR1): 28 dB
      Equivalent noise level, A-weighted1): 17 dB-A
      Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR1) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 66 dB
      Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted1) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 77 dB
      Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2): 134 dB
      Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% with preattenuation2): 140 dB
      Maximum output voltage: 800 mV
      Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V ± 4 V
      Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 0.8 mA
      Matching connector: XLR3F
      Weight: 400 g
      Diameter: 46 mm
      Length: 185 mm

      1) according to IEC 60268-1; CCIR-weighting acccording to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak; A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS
      2) measured as equivalent el. input signal
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