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Neumann M 149 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

M 149 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone Includes Power Supply, Shockmount, Cable, and Dust Cover.


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The M 149 Tube is a modern version of Neumann's famous M 49 microphone. Like its predecessor, it uses the classic K47/49 large-diaphragm capsule in an acoustically open head-grille. The M 149 is a universal studio microphone with 9 selectable polar patterns. Its innovative transformer-less tube circuit ensures optimal sound with lowest self-noise.

Classic Neumann Sound with 21st Century Performance
The M 149 is a universal studio microphone with tube electronics in the tradition of the legendary M 49, the large-diaphragm condenser microphone that raised the standard of audio recording in the 1950s and has shaped the sound of countless jazz and pop albums ever since. The M 149 continues in this tradition, augmenting the timeless fidelity of its predecessor with updated technology and improved performance specs. The M 149 uses the same sound transducer as its famous predecessor, the classic K 47/49 large-diaphragm capsule, renowned for its supreme balance and unmatched presence. This delicate dual diaphragm capsule is housed in a large, acoustically open head-grille, which minimizes internal reflections. The capsule signal is then amplified by a subminiature triode tube, specially selected for lowest noise and optimal transmission characteristics. The final stage is a high-precision, ultra-low distortion transformer-less output stage, which preserves the full dynamics of the preceding tube circuit, and is optimized for 21st century signal chains. The M 149 offers higher sensitivity and much lower noise than vintage tube microphones. And thanks, its current sensing technology, which ensures optimal operating conditions for the tube, and its low output impedance, the M 149 can drive long cable runs of up to 300 m without transmission losses. It was this innovative combination of classic tube technology with state-of-the-art Neumann engineering which earned the M 149 a prestigious TEC Award in 1997.

Truly Universal
The M 149 offers nine directional characteristics – omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8, plus four intermediate positions – as well as a 7-position low-cut (20 to 160 Hz in half-octave steps). This flexibility along with an exceptionally low self-noise figure of only 13 dB-A (cardioid mode) makes the M 149 a truly universal studio microphone for all applications. Not only is the M 149 a superb microphone for vocalists in any genre; unlike many other modern tube microphones, it is also an amazingly versatile microphone for a wide range of instruments, such as piano, acoustic, and electric guitar, upright bass, percussion, drums overheads, as well as solo strings, brass, and woodwind instruments. The M 149 is a premium microphone which will satisfy even the most demanding users.


  • Same capsule as the legendary Neumann M 49
  • Classic sound in nine directional patterns
  • Seven-position low-cut switch
  • Tube circuit with extremely low self-noise
  • Transformer-less output stage
  • Includes power supply, shockmount, cable, and dust cover

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⚠️WARNING (for California residents only): This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

Things You Will Get:

  • Large-Diaphragm Condenser
  • Power Supply
  • Shockmount
  • Cable
  • Dust Cover

warm,reliable,silent tube


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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M 149 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

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Microphone Type Large Diaphragm Condenser
Polar Pattern Multi-Pattern
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Dynamic Range (SPL) 136dB
Pad No
Low Cut Filter Yes
Capsule Material Metal
Body Material Metal
Body Color Nickel
Connector Type 8-Pin XLR
Power Requirements External Power Supply
Weight 1.61 lbs
Dimensions 7.91 x 2.76 inches (LxDia)
Series M Series
Model M149TUBE
Warranty Info:

M 149 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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