Neumann U89i Microphone

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Neumann U 89 i Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone


My Neumann is magic on my voice. Engineers in ISDN sessions all over the world have swooned over it. It makes my sound full, rich, warm and big. Not base-heavy big, just lovely and toe-curling big. It’s world class.

The Neuman U-89i has a dual-diaphragm capsule and a rotary switch below the head grille that lets you select from five different polar patterns.

The closest thing to it is  U-87, but the 89 is warmer.

I also use an Enhanced Audio M600 mic mount with it, which eliminates any possible vibration within the capsule that can happen at certain vocal frequencies.

It’s not a cheap mic. But as the engineer whom I bought it from said; “It’s the only mic you’ll ever need.”

He was right. 😉


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