Neumann U87 vs U87Ai whats the difference

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by at_the_beat, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. at_the_beat

    at_the_beat Guest

    i´m searching for a professional microphon recording vocals and acustic instruments. i heard about the Neumann U87. it should be a very good item for this recording situation. but the company Neumann only produces now the new model U87Ai. can anybody tell me where the differences are between this two mics?

  2. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    Feb 17, 2001
    Tampa Bay, FL
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    The new ones are more sensitive, they have a lot more output than the old ones. The older ones are a bit smoother in the upper mids also to my ears.
  3. at_the_beat

    at_the_beat Guest

    thank you for your answer!

    SYNTHME Active Member

    Dec 30, 2005
    still wandering...
    Have heard the old U87 mics had a 200-cycle hump that was disliked especially when it came to recording vocals. The U87Ai no longer has the 200-cycle hump, has increased gain, etc.

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