Fall Into Savings Price Drops on Popular Gear
Buy With Affirm
Play now, pay later
Available in Checkout
VK Exclusive!
$ 16,998 .00
Your Savings: $ 495 .00 Msrp: $ 17,493 .00
or $381/month for 60 months Based on 60 monthly payments of $381 on approved credit (OAC). Learn more about leasing
Special Order
Note: This item may not be returnable or could require a restocking fee. Contact one of our Audio Consultants for more details. Due to the special nature of this item, we order each unit fresh from the factory, exclusively for you! Lead times may vary so please chat, call or email for up-to-date inventory status.

SKU

178400

Neumann M 49 V Tube Condenser Mic Stereo Pair with Grace Design SB-66 SpaceBar Kit

Reissue of the legendary M 49 large diaphragm tube condenser microphone in a stereo pair with mounting bar - the iconic microphone that altered the landscape of recording has returned!

Product Description

Neumann’s legendary M 49 mic has been used on countless classic recordings over the years. While it first earned praise from broadcasters as a world-class vocal microphone, and later from producers as a power-house kick drum microphone, the M 49 was also an industry-standard for live orchestral recordings. Especially when used in stereo pairs, the M 49 delivers unparalleled depth and detail as an overhead mic, both on the stage and in the studio (they work exceptionally well as drum overheads).

This custom bundle includes a stereo pair of Neumann M 49 V microphones and the Grace Design SB-66 SpaceBar Kit, making it easy to capture incredible stereo recordings for nearly any source—from classic spaced pair setups to spacious XY configurations and even advanced Decca Tree setups.

THE LEGENDARY M 49 REVIVED

Made to original specifications using archived documentation, the Neumann M 49 V is the reincarnation of the iconic M 49 multi-pattern tube condenser microphone that transformed the art of studio recording throughout the 1950s and 60s. The definition of a classic, the M 49 has graced recordings by legends ranging from Miles Davis to Adele. Now, after years of engineering, trials and sourcing original components, Neumann has recreated that magic with a modern version of the M 49 that sounds identical to the original in direct A/B comparisons by the world’s top engineers.

Words like "rich," "warm" and "silky" only get close to the sound of the M 49 V. This is the mic that countless others strive to emulate, with a depth and character all its own. Being a large-diaphragm tube microphone, the M 49 V excels at capturing dynamic vocalists, but it’s also extremely flattering on acoustic instruments and provides an incredibly lush, open sound as a room mic. With a factory modification, the M 49 V is available with the classic 30 Hz high-pass filter or a 12 Hz filter for a more modern low-end sound.

The microphone connects to the Pattern Control Unit via a special seven-pin cable, providing power and allowing you to blend between omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-eight patterns with a continuously variable knob. With a factory modification, the M 49 V is available in a cardioid-only configuration with 2 dB greater sensitivity and 3 dB lower equivalent noise. A standard 3-pin XLR jack serves as the output of the unit. Additionally, the Pattern Control Unit automatically adapts to different mains voltages.

The original M 49 went through several iterations, each with subtle changes to improve the signal-to-noise ratio, dynamic range and interference rejection. While the M 49 V’s circuit is based on the latest revision, the M 49 c, Neumann has used a new subminiature tube for even lower noise. Finally, because radio-frequency interference is much more common today, the mic includes an RF-proof connector originally found on the M 249 broadcast variant. These updates bring a truly historic microphone into the modern age, ready to unlock the hidden detail and depth in your recordings.

FEATURES:

  • Reissue of the legendary M 49 with detail improvements
  • Superb vocal microphone for male and female voices
  • Versatile microphone for all types of instruments
  • Made to original specifications using archived documentation
  • New pattern control unit automatically adapts to mains voltage
  • Handmade and hand-soldered in Germany

GRACE DESIGN SB-66 SPACEBAR STEREO MICROPHONE MOUNTING KIT

The Spacebar allows for precise and repeatable setting of microphone capsule spacing, angle of incidence, and rotation around the x axis. With precision scales for angle and distance engraved on the Spacebar components, it is easy to make perfectly repeatable stereo microphone setups.

As well as being able to precisely set microphones in standard stereo configurations (i.e. XY, ORTF, NOS, and AB 50cm), the Spacebar allows for exact settings through the entire continuum of angle and spacing. This allows the user to adjust the stereo microphone array and tailor the pickup field to suit virtually any recording environment.

Includes 25.98" (66 cm) bar, clamp, two standard mic holders, and one tall mic holder.

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents Two M 49 V microphones, NM V pattern control units, KC 5 cables, shock mounts, quick guide, and safety guide plus Grace Design SB-66 SpaceBar Kit
Length 6.4 in
Diameter 3.1 in
Unit Weight 1.8 lb
Tube or Solid State Tube
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Variable-Pattern
Number of Microphones Stereo Pair
Impedance 200 Ohms
Frequency Range 40 Hz - 16 kHz
Sensitivity 6.5/8/10 mV/Pa ±1 dB; -43.5/-42/-40 dBV
Max. SPL 125 dB (cardioid)
Analog or Digital Analog

Product Reviews

No one has written a review yet. Be the first!

* Required Fields

Share Your Opinion

The best gear advice always comes from those who use it the most. That's where you come in! Let the pro audio world hear your voice with a review of the Neumann M 49 V Tube Condenser Mic Stereo Pair with Grace Design SB-66 SpaceBar Kit . Once you submit your review, please check your email and verify your address to have it posted.

How do you rate this product?
I would like to thank VK for the wonderful sales assistance, service and prices. This was my first purchase with you and it won't be my last. I only wish I'd discovered you years ago!
Matthew R.
I had two Grammy wins this year - Ray LaMontagne & Carolina Chocolate Drops. Both made with help from Vintage King!
Ryan F.
In almost 20 years in Pro audio buying, never did I receive a unit so well packed and exactly as described. Works flawlessly. The whole process has been so smooth. I will never hesitate to do business with you guys in the future and will recommend you to everyone I know.
Martin C.
This was my first experience buying something from Vintage King (although I surf the "used" categories on the website frequently!), and, despite being on the other side of the world, I had absolutely no trouble and everything went very smoothly.
Phil T.
The speed of delivery exceeded my expectations! I was VERY pleased that my shipment arrived in time for a scheduled vocal tracking session. The packing insured that my order arrived safely. And the sales staff responded quickly to questions regarding the product.
James P.
Thank you so much! Vintage King has been so fair and easy to work with. I can't thank you enough. It feels good to trust such a hefty purchase to folks who are so helpful and knowledgeable. Vintage King is a sound designers dream store.
Noa L.
You guys have excellent customer service and I am excited about the next upgrade I complete on my fifth recording facility. I've been in the studio business for forty plus years. The salesman I worked with at Vintage King was the best of the best. You all rock!
Robby T.
I would recommend Vintage King to any one looking for top-class gear, unbeatable customer service and the best prices on the map!
Jake D.
My experience with Vintage King was excellent. The order was here fast considering it was out of stock. The sales person had SKB send it to me directly and I couldn't have been more pleased.
Michael D.
From the minute I placed my order I was kept well-informed through each step in your process. Even though I was buying a comparatively modest piece of gear, your attention to detail made me feel like I was purchasing a six-figure mixing desk.
Thomas W.
I am a new customer of yours. You guys provided me the absolute best deals in ordering all the equipment to power my brand new recording studio. Your customer service is amazing and i will always deal with you from here on out.
Rob M.
Thanks for your great service and getting this out today. You guys really are the Kings!
Alan B.
Better than expected! Truly impeccable service. Your team was professional, knowledgeable, provided speedy delivery above and beyond standard. Vintage King Audio is definitely my go to for all of my audio and information needs.
James O.