Neumann U87 with Shockmount Vintage
This is an early first version Neumann U87 with the battery compartment. The U 87 is probably the best known and most widely used Neumann studio microphone. It is equipped with a large dual-diaphragm capsule with three directional patterns: omni-directional, cardioid and figure 8. These are selectable with a switch below the head grille. 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.