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Neumann U 89 i Studio Condenser Microphone (Nickel)

Dual Diaphragm 5-Directional Universal Studio Condenser Microphone
Part No: U-89-I

The U 89 i is similar in appearance to the U 87. It is of smaller size, and lighter weight. It features five instead of three directional characteristics and a higher maximum sound pressure level which make this microphone easier adaptable to different applications.

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Product Description


The U 89 is a studio microphone for universal applications. The headgrille protects a dual-diaphragm capsule. A rotary switch below the headgrille selects from five different polar patterns. Therefore the microphone can be adapted easily to large sound sources, and those that are spread wide apart, or to sound sources to be recorded at a greater distance.  

The amplifier accepts sound pressure levels up to 134 dB without distortion. This figure can be increased to 140 dB. An additional rotary switch activates a filter that changes the low frequency response either below 80 Hz or 160 Hz frequency.


  • Variable large diaphragm microphone
  • Pressure-gradient transducer with double membrane capsule
  • Five directional characteristics: omni, wide angle cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8
  • Thereby most versatile in all recording situations
  • Two-stage roll-off filter
  • Switchable 10 dB pre-attenuation
  • Extended frequency range in comparison to U 87 Ai


Additional Information


Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer 

Directional pattern: Omnidirectional, wide-angle, cardioid, hyper-cardioid figure-8 plus

Frequency range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHz

Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 8 mV/Pa

Rated impedance: 150 ohms

Rated load impedance: 1 kohms 

Equivalent noise level, : 28 dB

Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: 17 dB-A

Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (rel. 94 dB SPL): 66 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (rel. 94 dB SPL): 77 dB (cardioid)

Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 134 dB

Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% with preattenuation: 140 dB

Maximum output voltage: 800 mV 

Dynamic range of the microphone amplifier (A-weighted): 117 dB

Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V ± 4 V

Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 0.8 mA

Matching connectors: XLR3F

Colour: Nickel

Dimensions and Weight

  • Diameter: 46 mm
  • Length: 185 mm
  • Weight: 400 g

What's in the box

  • Microphone U 89 i
  • Wooden Box