Gold U87 Neumann Microphone

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by winterhawk, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. winterhawk

    winterhawk Guest

    Hi. My husband likes to come to this site so I have signed up to ask a question. There is a Gold Neumann U87 microphone on ebay. It says it is a 70th anniversary mic. What do you guys think? Should I get this for him as a present?
    Thanks in advance for comments,
    Angel :)
  2. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    I've already seen that mic on ebay, and it would be an amazing present. In fact it's probably the best present he could ever receive. Even if he hates the 87 it would still be an amazing gift!

    If you want him to worship at your feet forever, buy it!

    John Stafford
  3. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
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    One of my colleagues has a gold 87 in his studio (he does voice-over work) and it is one of his favorite mics. Always has "WOW" factor with the clients and he says it sounds better than some of the other 87s he has (although he may say that for what it cost him).

    I'd say he's a pretty lucky guy if you'll buy him that for a gift.

  4. ferohh

    ferohh Guest


    What is the difference between the gold 87 and the ungold 87?
    :shock: :lol:
  5. johnwy

    johnwy Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Smithtown, NY
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    its the same as a u87ai except its got a gold diaphragm, gold internal parts, and a gold shockmount. Retail about $4k in '98. Did I mention that its made of gooooooooold? :lol:
  6. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    Old thread but its of interest to me. Does the "gold" actually sound that much better?

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