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Neumann M 149 Tube Condenser Microphone

State-of-the-art tube microphone

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 headgrille. The M 149 is a universal studio microphone with 9 selectable polar patterns. Its innovative transformerless tube circuit ensures optimal sound with lowest self-noise.

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.

Features

  • 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
  • Transformerless output stage
  • Comes with power supply

  • 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 (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Rated Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
  • Equivalent noise level, CCIR: 28/25/23 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: 16/13/11 dB-A (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Typical SPL (tube characteristic) for K<0.5%: 120 dB
  • Typical SPL (tube characteristic) for K<5%: 136 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL): 66/69/71 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL): 78/81/83 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Maximum output voltage: 18 dBu
  • Dynamic range of the amplifier, DIN/IEC 651, for THD < 0.5%: 101 dB
  • Dynamic range of the amplifier, DIN/IEC 651, for THD < 5%: 121 dB
  • Power supply: N 149 A
  • Matching connector: Microphone: DIN 8 F, Power Supply: XLR 3 F
  • Weight: approx. 730 g
  • Diameter: 70 mm
  • Length: 201 mm

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