Neumann USM 69 i Variable-Pattern Stereo Microphone (Black)

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Neumann USM 69 i Variable-Pattern Stereo Microphone (Black)

The USM 69 i Variable Pattern Stereo Microphone is a dual capsule stereo microphone with two K67 multi-pattern capsules and independent amplifier stages operating independently from each other. The capsules are stacked and rotated at a 270 degree angle for M/S and X/Y style stereo capturing.

Each capsule features individually switchable omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8, hypercardioid and wide-angle cardioid polar patterns for the ultimate in flexible audio capturing. The USM 69 i features independent output stages allowing the capsules to function as individual mono microphones for audio backup capturing applications. The USM 69 i is a powerful stereo microphone for crucial studio recording of vocals and instruments.

Stereo M/S and X/Y Capturing

The USM 69 i features two independent capsules and amplifier stages. The capsules are stacked in a 270 degree angle for close proximity X/Y and M/S style capturing of vocals and instruments.

Mono Operation

Independent amplifier stages allows for independent mono operation for audio backup capturing.

Flexible Polar Patterns

Each capsule features switchable omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8, hypercardioid and wide-angle cardioid polar patterns.

Excellent Audio Quality

The USM 69 i delivers Neumann's pristine audio quality and low noise floor, and is an ideal choice for ultra-critical studio vocal/instrument recording.


Primary Applications: Live Sound, Studio Recording, Broadcast

Form Factor: Handheld

Intended Sound Sources: Vocals, Speech/Voice Over

Sound Field: Mono, Stereo

Stereo/Surround Configuration: Mid/Side, X/Y

Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient

Capsule: 2 x Condenser

Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Figure-8, Hypercardioid, Omnidirectional, Subcardioid/Wide Cardioid

Pattern Selection: Switched (Adjustable on Mic)

Orientation: Side Address

Circuitry: Solid-State

Pad: None

High-Pass Filter: None

Tone Adjustment: None

Gain Adjustment: None

Indicators: None

On-Board Controls: Polar Pattern

Windscreen: Metal Mesh (Included)


Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Maximum SPL: 132 dB SPL

Impedance: 150 Ohms

Load Impedance: 1 Kilohms

Sensitivity: 13 mV/Pa

Output Level: 3 dBu

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 

  • 70 dB CCIR
  • 81 dB A-Weighted

Equivalent Noise Level: 

  • 24 dB CCIR
  • 13 dB A-Weighted


Output Connectors (Analog): 1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)

Headphone Connector: None


Operating Voltage: 48 V ± 4 V

Operating Current Consumption: 0.7 mA


Mounting: None

Mounting Thread Size: Not Specified by Manufacturer

Included Case: Hard Case

Dimensions: ø: 1.9 x L: 11.5" / ø: 48 x L: 293 mm

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