Neumann M149 Multi Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

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The M149 Tube is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with switchable polar patterns. It is the first new 'Tube' microphone design from Neumann in over 30 years, and also the world's first transformerless tube microphone. The head grill is instantly recognizable to vintage Neumann afficionados as that of the classic M49/M50. The capsule (K49), also from the M49, is a select version of the K47 capsule from the famous U47. The M149 Tube has the lowest self-noise of any tube microphone on the market and features 9 polar patterns switchable on the microphone body. There is also a 7 position high-pass filter on the rear of the microphone body. The circuitry of the M149 Tube includes a tube amplifier coupled with the FET 100 transformerless circuitry as used in the award-winning TLM50 microphone. Neumann has been approached by scores of customers asking them to build the classic U47 again. Unfortunately, the VF14 tube of the U47 is no longer available. Neumann has optimized the M149 Tube to have a sound "character" very similar to the U47. Also, by incorporating modern technology with the tube amplifier, they are able to produce a tube microphone with unprecedented specifications. Vintage and modern technology combined!
The M149 tube won the TEC award in 1999.

Specifications

    •  Directional patterns: Nine different patterns with Omni, Cardioid, Wide-Angle Cardioid, Hypercardioid, and Figure 8 •  Acoustic operating principle: Pressure Gradient Transducer (K49 Capsule) •  Frequency Range: 20 to 20 kHz •  Sensitivity: 30/44/55 mV/Pa •  Rated Impedance: 50 ohms •  Equivalent loudness level due to inherent noise: (DIN 45 405 CCIR 468-3) 28/25/23 dB (DIN/IEC 651) 16/13/11 dB-A •  S/N ratio related at 1 Pa at 1 kHz: (CCIR) 66/69/71 dB (A-weighted) 78/81/83 dB-A •  Typical SPL (tube characteristic) for less than 0.5% THD: 114 dB •  Typical SPL (tube characteristic) for less than 5.0% THD: 134 dB •  Total dynamic range of the microphone amplifier (cardioid) with max. output: 101/121 dB (16 dB re. 0.775 V [4.9 Vrms]) •  Power Supply: N149 •  Weight: 560g •  Dimensions: length 201 mm; diameter 70 mm •  Connector (microphone): 8-pole (DIN 45 326) •  Connector (power supply): 3-pole XLR

Things You Will Get:

  • Microphone
  • Power Supply
  • Shockmount
  • Cable
  • Dust Cover
Series M Series
Model M149 Tube Condenser Microphone

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5.0

warm,reliable,silent tube

By kiskipuich

from Osaka, japan

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Sturdybig Rich Sound
  • Versatile

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    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording
    • Vocalsinstruments

    Comments about Neumann M149 Multi Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone:

    I use this wonderful mic at my home studio mainly for vocals and I use it with golden age pre amp and compressor the sound is amazing!
    Anyways,you can also use it by itself(no comp or pre amp) and I assure you will sound excellent too.
    the mic comes with all the goodies you just need to open the box,plug and start singing.
    Many people say this mic is kind of harsh, I tell you they are maybe deaf or they are comparing this mic with some ribbon mic???
    I strongly recommend you get this beauty now! and it will give you many "happy moments" and it will last till you die and beyond.

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    M149 Multi Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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