Vintage Neumann Klaus Heyne Modified M 249 M249 M-249 M49 M-49 M 50 M5

  • 2600.00 £
  • Published date: July 16, 2024
    • Oldham, Manchester, United Kingdom

Vintage Neumann Klaus Heyne Modified M 249 M249 M-249 M49 M-49 M 50 M5


⭕ Neumann produced about 2500 M 49s, a popular microphone made from 1949 until 1974. In 1961 Neumann introduced the M 249 for use in broadcast. The difference between the M 49 and the M 249 was the use of a seven-pin Tuchel connector (as used on the U 67) instead of the eight-pin bayonet Tuchel connector used on the M 49 and M 50. This connector was employed as it had superior EMI/RF rejection for use in broadcast situations. In fact, any Neumann microphone that is given a 200 series number was made to broadcast specifications. The M249 started production in 1961 through 1972, therefore all M249s should be equipped with a K47 capsule. The M 50 and M 250 were Omni only, the M 249 is continuously variable with the Omni, Figure 8 and Cardiod symbols on the power supply. The M249 version is more rare than the M49. The M 49 and M 249 are best known for their use on Miles Davis, Barbara Streisand, Duke Ellington, Simon and Garfunkel, and countless other classics. These mics have an incredibly rich and round tone that has the ability to make even harsher sounds much more pleasant and warm.

Pickup PatternsPads & Filters
Omnidirectional (n/a mV/Pa; 40 - 16,000 Hz)
Cardioid (n/a mV/Pa; 40 - 16,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (n/a mV/Pa; 40 - 16,000 Hz)
Capsule DimensionsImpedanceSPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low)Max SPL: 125 dB
WeightLengthMax DiameterInterface(s)
800g (28.22oz)163mm (6.42)80mm (3.15)
3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
Includes tube power supply

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