The U 87 is probably the best known and most common Neumann studio microphone.
The U 87 is equipped with a large dual-diaphragm capsule with three directional patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8. These are selectable with a switch below the headgrille. A 10 dB attenuation switch is located on the rear. It enables the microphone to handle sound pressure levels up to 127 dB without distortion. Furthermore, the low frequency response can be reduced to compensate for proximity effect.
- Directional characteristic: Omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8
- Frequency range: 20-20000 Hz
- Nominal impedance: 200 ohm
- Weight: 500 g
- Diameter: 56 mm
- Length: 200 mm
- Note: Tripod mount, or elastic suspension is not included (optional accessory, available, not included)