Neumann M149TUBE

High-end multipattern valve microphone: classic sound for all applications.

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Order Code: M149TUBE

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Neumann M149TUBE is a superbly appointed microphone, offering flexibility as either the “money mic” for vocals, or a highly detailed mic for orchestral applications.

M149TUBE  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. Not only is 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 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 delicate dual diaphragm capsule is housed in a large, acoustically open headgrille, which minimises 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 transformerless output stage, which preserves the full dynamics of the preceding tube circuit and is optimised for 21st century signal chains. M149TUBE offers higher sensitivity and much lower noise than vintage tube microphones. Thanks its current sensing technology, which ensures optimal operating conditions for the tube (and its low output impedance), M 149 can drive long cable runs of up to 300m without transmission losses.

M149 TUBE 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

In the box:

  • M 149 Tube Microphone
  • N 149 A Power Supply incl. Power Cable
  • KT 8 Connecting Cable
  • EA 170 Shock Mount
  • Dust Cover
  • Aluminium Case
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 1 28/25/23 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted 2 16/13/11 dB-A (Omni/cardioid/8)
Typical SPL (tube characteristic) for K<0.5% 3 120 dB
Typical SPL (tube characteristic) for K<5% 4 136 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL) 5 66/69/71 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL) 6 78/81/83 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
Maximum output voltage 18 dBu
Dynamic range of the amplifier, DIN/IEC 651, for THD < 0.5% 7 101 dB
Dynamic range of the amplifier, DIN/IEC 651, for THD < 5% 8 121 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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