Amsterdam (September 18, 2017)—Neumann is celebrating the anniversary of its legendary U 87 large diaphragm condenser (LDC) multipattern microphone with the U 87 Rhodium Edition, a once offered, made to order version, limited to only 500 units worldwide.
According to Neumann, the U 87’s “peerless history influenced the choice of rhodium. Far rarer than gold, it reflects light more than any other metal, which is why it is used for the mirrors of high-performance telescopes that study the farthest reaches of the universe. This transcendent quality sets it above other precious metals.”
Each U 87 Rhodium Edition microphone is individually numbered with a certificate of authenticity, hand signed by Wolfgang Fraissinet, President of Neumann.Berlin.
It ships in a Neumann aluminum case and a special Rhodium Edition EA 87 elastic suspension. A pair of black gloves is also included for keeping the limited-edition microphone “in pristine condition.”