According the president of Neumann microphones, Wolfgang Fraissinet, the reasons behind their success are really very simple. By having an uncompromising, quality-oriented approach while developing and manufacturing their microphones, Neumann has built a reputation that is without equal. Their attention to detail and customer needs is legendary, with any (rare) repairs to microphones often been made with original spare parts. Neumann services all the microphones they've produced since the Second World War, so it's clear that they are built to last.
Neumann has won numerous awards for their microphone designs, including the prestigious Technical Grammy of 1999, which was awarded in recognition of their numerous technological accomplishments. The praise of their colleagues, combined with their use by names such as the Beatles, Natalie Cole, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion and Beyoncé, has led Neumann to become the definitive name in microphones.
So the important question is which Neumann is right for you? Well, that's a matter of personal preference. One thing is for sure, whichever mic you choose, you're going to be blown away by the quality of your recordings. If you're debating which mic to choose, you may want to check out our best sellers. An option like the U87 Ai Shockmount Set Z Microphone with Box, for example, is an absolutely breathtaking mic that has been setting the recording standard since 1967. With a rich, warm sound and perfectly balanced characteristics, this mic is ideal for band or home studio recordings.
If you're slightly more budget conscious, you'll find a lot to like about the TLM 102 Condenser Microphone. This mic defines the current generation of studio condenser microphones. Exceptionally compact, this mic is easy to set up in any location to get the most out of your percussion, drums, amps, or any other loud audio source. At home, or in a professional quality studio, this mic is always in its element.
And these are just a few of the mics that Neumann has available. In a class all their own since day one, Neumann's experience, dedication, and love of microphones make them the premier name in recording today.