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Neumann M 49 V reissue

Posted on: Tuesday 30th of August 2022

First created in 1949 (hence the model number), the M 49 became a highly-prized mic for classical and jazz engineers, delivering smooth and detailed sound across countless hit records through the years, including Miles Davis, Barbara Streisand, Duke Ellington, and Simon and Garfunkel. The incredibly rich, round, subtle tone is prized for female vocals – Norah Jones used one on her much-lauded first album, and it was a favourite of Aretha Franklin.

The M 49 V is a reissue ‘according to original specifications and design documents from the Neumann archive’. It uses the same circuitry as the last historical revision, the M 49 c, but with an even lower noise, hand-selected sub-miniature tube. “In our field tests, even renowned microphone experts could not detect any difference in sound,” explains portfolio manager Sebastian Schmitz. “In timbre and dynamic behaviour, the M 49 V is identical to a historic M 49 in top condition. The circuitry and acoustic design have been adopted from the M 49 c. The classic K 49 large diaphragm capsule has been manufactured by Neumann with no changes since the 1950s.”

The pattern control unit now automatically adapts to the mains voltage and is also compatible with old M 49 microphones. Instead of the old bayonet connector, the M 49 V uses the RF-tight connector of the historic broadcast version M 249. The infrasonic filter, protecting the BV11 output transformer from unwanted distortion, can be lowered from 30Hz to 12Hz. Like the historical M 49 b model variant, the M 49 V can be set to fixed cardioid pickup pattern (a frequent ‘mod’), which improves the signal-to-noise ratio by about 3dB. The M 49 V comes as a set with remote pattern control unit, microphone cable, and the classic yoke swivel mount, delivered in a handcrafted case. The MSRP is €8,495 or $8,499.

m49v.neumann.com



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