The company, formerly Georg Neumann and Co., was founded in 1928 by Georg Neumann, who is considered to be the greatest microphone designer of all time. His passion for overcoming technical hurdles drove his ambitious designs, like the legendary REISZ M109 that served as the broadcasting mic of choice during the early 1920s.
The humble genius also helped pave the way for the development of electro-acoustic measuring instruments, as well as phonograph record cutting machines and rechargeable batteries. Early on, Neumann also built customized sound production units for radio studios, theaters, and concert halls.
Today, Neumann is a part of the Sennheiser Group and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The manufacture of their world-class microphones takes place in Wedemark, near Hannover. All components go through extensive testing with careful handicraft under very specific room conditions. The strict manufacturing criteria ensure a worthy investment that will survive generations of use. Neumann even offers to repair all of their microphones produced since World War II. There’s more than one reason Neumann microphones are used by the majority of the industry.