Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wanted: Neumann U87 ... for $1,500

Here's the toy I'm dreaming of for Christmas.

I'd love to find a gently used Neumann U87 microphone that with one owner used in a non-smoking environment. They are selling new for about $3,000 but I can't see paying that much. After hearing a friend's recording, however, and comparing to my Audio-Technica 3035, I can hear the difference. His sound is much cleaner. My friend Anton from Mt. Shasta has a neat story about his mic. It was used to record Frank Sinatra and someone offered him $9,000 for it due to the historical significance.

What toys are you dreaming of?

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