National Public Radio (Washington, D.C.) recently purchased 25 Neumann U87 AI/Set Z large-diaphragm condenser microphones for their new Los Angeles facility. Most of the microphones will be used for spoken-word applications. In the final stages of construction, the new facility is scheduled to open in September 2002.
According to NPR, their engineers use the Neumann U87 extensively in their Washington D.C. facility as the "gold standard" in fidelity. This current incarnation of the U87 boasts a 6dB signal-to-noise ratio improvement while maintainingthe sound that engineers love.
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