Neumann M 149

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Introducing the Neumann M 149, a highly regarded variable dual diaphragm condenser microphone offering warm vintage sound combined with modern technology. It is the first tube microphone designed by Neumann in over 30 years and, based on the classic U 47, contains a K49 capsule. The Capsule is followed by a tube functioning as an impedance converter and the tube has transformerless output circuit design. This means the M149 can feed long cables without any colouration to the sound. The Neumann delivers unmistakable tube condenser warmth with the clarity and precision of a modern capsule.

Below the attractive headgrille are two slide switches which allow the selection of nine directional patterns. The slide switch at the rear of the Neumann operates a seven-step high pass filter. This microphone has the lowest self-noise of any tube microphone on the market due to its expert modern circuitry. It is a highly regarded microphone for recording vocals and horns and gives a very natural sound. It cannot be stressed enough – Neumann’s flagship microphone delivers superb quality.

Neumann M149 Tube main features:

  •     A warm and yet transparent sound gives volume and presence to a vocalist
  •     A wide range of adjustments provide the most subtle differentiation of sound, especially in the range of proximity effect
  •     A widely used microphone for broadcasting, dubbing, and voice-over
  •     Excellent Spot mic for close miking of solo instruments, especially strings, wind instruments, and piano
  •     N 149 A Power supply incl. power cord, KT 8 Connecting cable, EA 170 Elastic suspension, Aluminium case and Dust cover included
  •     Switchable tube microphone
  •     Transformerless circuitry
  •     High output level
  •     Pressure gradient transducer with the K49 capsule
  •     Acoustically very open wire mesh cage
  •     Nine directional characteristics: omni, wide angle cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure 8, and one intermediate position each
  •     7-fold switchable low frequency roll-off
  •     Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
  •     Directional pattern: Omnidirectional, wide angle cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8 plus one intermediate position each
  •     Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  •     Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 34/47/62* mV/ Pa
  •     Rated impedance: 50 ohms
  •     Rated load impedance: 1000 ohms
  •     Equivalent SPL CCIR 468-3: 28/25/23* dB
  •     Equivalent SPL DIN/IEC 651: 16/13/ 11* dB-A
  •     S/N ratio CCIR 468-3: 66/69/71* dB
  •     S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651: 78/81/83* dB
  •     Typical SPL (tube characteristic): for K < 0,5 %...120dB; for K < 5 %...136dB
  •     Maximum output voltage: 18 dBu
  •     Dynamic range of the microphone amplifier cardioid DIN/ IEC 651 for < 0,5% THD (for < 5% THD): 101 (121) dB
  •     Powering: Power supply N 149
  •     Microphone connectors: DIN8F
  •     Power supply connectors: XLR3F
MS North Ltd. Mediaspec is the trading name of MS North Ltd. Company registration number: 226089. VAT Number: 789 5999 19.