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Neumann M149TUBE


9 Pattern Tube Mic with Accessories, Nickel

BSW PART: M149TUBE

Neumann M149TUBE
Neumann M149TUBE Figure 1With this amazing Neumann tube mic as the front end of your signal chain, you'll be capturing sounds with new levels of realism and warmth. The M 149 Tube is a variable dual-diaphragm microphone. The K 49 capsule – well-known from the legendary U 47 and M 49 microphones – is followed by a tube functioning as an impedance converter, with a transformerless output circuit design which can feed long mic cables without any coloration.

The M 149 Tube is a superb vocal microphone. The capsule is mounted elastically inside the headgrille to eliminate structure-borne noise. The surface below the capsule is shaped like a cone to disperse any reflected sound from the acoustic upper half space. This avoids any interference with the primary sound arriving at the capsule directly. A large headgrille surrounds the capsule. It is acoustically very open and therefore increases the sonic realism.

The polar pattern switch selects one of nine directional patterns: omnidirectional, wide-angle cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8, and one additional intermediate pattern between each major position. A seven-position slide switch selects a high-pass filter, advancing in half-octave steps between 20 Hz and 160 Hz (-3 dB).

The included N 149 (STANDARD) power supply feeds the M 149 Tube through an 8-core cable. The output connector for the audio signal is a 3-pin balanced XLR. The microphone comes as a set in an attractive case, together with the 8-core microphone connecting cable, the N 149 power supply with plug-in mains unit, the EA 170 full elastic microphone suspension and a dust cover. Also included is a separate wooden box for protection and storing the microphone safely.

An optional vintage-style power supply is available, item # N149VINTAGE.

Features:
• Switchable tube microphone
• Transformerless circuitry
• High output level
• Pressure gradient transducer with M 49 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
• 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
(* omni/cardioid/figure-8)
• Typical SPL for K <0,5%: 120 dB; for K <5%: 136 dB
• 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
• Power supply is N 149
• Weight: 1.6 lbs (730 g)
• Diameter: 2.76" (70 mm)
• Length: 7.91" (201 mm)

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