- Neumann U 87 AI Set Z
- Atlas SB36W 62" Mic Boom w/Wheels - Chrome
- Stedman PS101 pop filter
- Mogami Gold Studio Microphone Cable - 25'
The Neumann 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: 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. Acoustic features
The U 87 Ai is addressed from the front, marked with the Neumann logo. The frequency response of the cardioid and figure-8 directional characteristics are very flat for frontal sound incidence, even in the upper frequency range. The microphone can be used very close to a sound source without the sound becoming unnaturally harsh. By means of a high-pass filter interferences through subsonic and low frequencies are reduced remarkebly. Polar patterns
The dual-diaphragm capsule is elastically mounted and protected by a large headgrille. A switch below the headgrille selects the three directional patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8. A window above this switch shows the symbol of the selected characteristic. Electrical features
The letter A in the name indicates a more recent generation, as compared to the U 87 i microphones that were built from 1967 to 1986. Modifications apply to the electronic components of the microphone only; the capsule remained unchanged.
The present-day circuitry increases the operational headroom of the U 87 Ai by supplying the bias voltages for the capsule through a reduced resistance. The result is a higher sensitivity of 10 dB for identical sound pressure levels, and an improved S/N ratio of 3 dB. Filter and attenuation
A switch located at the rear attenuates the sensitivity by 10 dB. When this switch is activated, the microphone accepts sound pressure levels up to 127 dB (equivalent to a sound pressure of 45 Pa) without distortion.
An additional switch at the rear allows to change the microphone's cutoff frequency. This reduces low frequency interference directly at the input of the microphone amplifier.
This setting also compensates for the unavoidable bass boost that occurs with all pressure gradient transducers when they are used at close distance (proximity effect).
The cardioid characteristic maintains a smooth frequency response at a distance of 30 to 40 cm, the figure-8 characteristic even at a distance of 15 to 20 cm. The Atlas SB-36W Features
- Professional Boom Stand for Stage and Studio Use
- Caster-Equipped Model Offers Silent and Effortless Mobility
- Adjustable 6 or 2-lb. Counterweight Provides Precision, Balance, and Stability
- Wear-proof, Three-Piece Clutch Offers Secure, Fast, and Noise-Free Adjustment
- Variable, Piston-Type Air Suspension System on SB-36W Model Ensures Microphone Protection
- Rugged Construction and Heavy-Duty Components Assure Long Service Life
- Made in U.S.A. to High Quality Standards
This Atlas Sound brand professional quality boom stands incorporate the functional features and service reliability desired by performers and musicians, as well as broadcast/recording studios,theaters, and performance centers. All models are designed to meet the varying operational requirements of daily recording applications by combining maximum height and boom articulation ranges with increased mobility and dependable performance.General Description:
These top-of-the-line boom stands feature a variable, piston-type air suspension system to ensure microphone protection. Model SB-36W is equipped with silent-motion, ball-bearing swivel casters of hard rubber for friction-free and vibration-absorbing mobility.Two-piece horizontal boom assembly is 7/8" dia. cold rolled steel with a heavy-duty, die-cast, gyromatic swivel and an adjustable 6-lb. counterweight for precise and secure orientation.Tubing terminates with an adjustable mic holder swivel with standard 5/8" - 27 thread to accept all microphones, holders, and adapters. Guide clips are supplied for cable attachment. Vertical tube assembly is manufactured of 11/8" and 7/8" chrome-plated cold rolled steel and includes the wear-proof Atlas Sound grip-action clutch for easy adjustment and positive locking.Model SB-36W includes wheels for a height span of 49" to 73". Triangular cast metal base with edge-concentrated weight distribution offers extra stability and is finished in ebony epoxy with a chrome shell.Specifications:
Tube Style: Two Section
Stand Height: 49" - 73" (1245 x 1854mm)
Boom Length: 62" (1575mm)
Boom Counterweight: Adjustable 6 lbs (2.75 kg)
Triangular Base: 21"* (533mm)
Stability Factor**: 1890 I.S.I.
Base Finish: Ebony with a Chrome Shell
Tube Finish: Chrome
Weight: 40 lbs (18 kg)
The Stedman PROSCREEN 101
uses the same unique patented metal screen as the PS100. The PROSCREEN 101 has an attached 13 inch flexible goose neck with adjustable clamp. This clamp allows the PS101 to be attached to any microphone stand or boom while allowing easy positioning of the screen with the flexible goose neck. Like the PS100, the Stedman PROSCREEN 101 can be cleaned with detergent and hot water and will outperform and outlast fabric filter designs. It includes a lifetime warranty.
Made in U.S.A. Specifications
Mogami Premium-Grade Studio Microphone Cable
- Screen diameter: 4.6 inches (11.7cm)
- Length: 20 inches (50.7cm)
- Weight: 5.8 oz.
- Clamp opening diameter: .5” to .80”
The Gold Series uses selected Mogami Neglex "Studio Quad" Oxygen Free Copper cable. This 4-conductor cable actually cancels noise caused by poor ground planes and high RF or electromagnetic fields. The ultra-low-noise spiral shield is the most densely wound available. All this engineering helps cure many of the problems encountered in a project or home studio, creating a much quieter recording environment with vastly improved Dynamic Range.
Virtually every major recording facility in the world is wired with Mogami cable. This means that just about any music you choose has been recorded using Mogami in the audio chain. This cable is famous for unmatched accuracy, extremely low noise and remarkable flexibility. Top engineers rave about its amazing clarity and silent background. If accuracy in reproduction is your goal, this is the cable for you. Features
- Microphone cable for studio use
- Gold-pin/black body Neutrik XLR connectors
- Neglex quad microphone cable