Neumann M 150 Studio Tube Condenser Microphone
Titanium Omni-Directional Vacuum Tube Microphone (Nickel)
A redesigned classic with state-of-the-art circuit technology and correspondingly low self-noise. Like the legendary M 50, this tube microphone is ideal for orchestral recording.
The new M 150 Tube takes many of the features from the original M 50 and incorporates them in a very modern microphone. With low self noise, a Titanium membrane and capsule, transformerless tube amplifier and sophisticated power supply, the M 150 Tube is not a reissue but an entirely new microphone in its own right.
The headgrille is shaped just like that on the original M 50, as requested by various top engineers in the recording industry. Due to mounting the pressure capsule with the diaphragm flush to the surface of a small (40 mm) sphere, the directional characteristic of the M 150 Tube is entirely unique.
At the lowest frequencies, this system is a pure omnipressure transducer with a perfectly circular polar pattern. However, in the mid- and upper frequencies, the pickup pattern becomes more narrow. The M 150 Tube is an ideal microphone for any stereo, 5.1 or 7.1 surround recording, particularly DECCA Tree technique.
With a low self noise of 15 dB-A, more gain can be used without risk of adding noise to the final product. The transformerless output circuit of this microphone allows for extremely fine reproduction of small signals and low frequency information. Also, long cable runs can be used with no loss of signal quality.
- All Titanium capsule
- Unparalleled transient accuracy
- Pressure omni capsule for extended low frequency response
- Modern version of the world-famous M 50
- Transformerless tube amplifier based on the award-winning M 149 Tube microphone
- Ideal for DECCA tree recording and surround miking techniques
- Very low self noise of 15 dB-A
Acoustical operating principle: Pressure transducer
Directional pattern: Omnidirectional
Frequency range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 20 mV/Pa
Rated impedance: 50 ohms
Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level,: 28 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio,) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 66 dB
Typical SPL (tube characteristic): K < 0,5 %: 114 dB, K < 5 %: 134 dB
Maximum output voltage: 8 dBu
Dynamic range of the microphone amplifier (A-weighted): K < 0,5 % *: 99 dB, K < 5 %: 119 dB
Powering: Power supply N 149 A
Matching connector microphone: XLR3F
Matching connector power supply: DIN8F
Weight and Dimensions
- M 150 Tube Microphone
- EU + UK: N 149 A Power supply
- EA 170 Elastic suspension
- KT 8 Connecting cable
- Aluminium case