Neumann Begins 'U 87 And You' Campaign

What do you associate with the number 87? Almost every audio engineer or musician immediately thinks of the Neumann U 87, probably the world's best-known studio microphone, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Those who send a short video message (maximum thirty seconds) concerning their associations with the U 87 to via e-mail or MMS by December 31, 2007, have the chance to win a special prize that is not for sale on the market. A drawing will be held among the 87 most interesting entries, for the prize of a trip to Neumann Berlin, providing an in-depth insight into the secrets of development and manufacture of the U 87 and all of the other legendary Neumann microphones. Of course there will also be ample time for sightseeing in the constantly changing metropolis. Additional information and conditions for participation can be found at

The U 87 Anniversary Set will be available in a few weeks. As Wolfgang Fraissinet, president of marketing and sales at Neumann Berlin, explains, "This special edition set is something which collectors, fans, and all those who have ever dreamed of owning a U 87 can look forward to. It is an exclusive version with unique product features."

Neumann's award winning line of microphones has set the standard in the industry since 1928. In 1999, Neumann received the prestigious Technical

Grammy(r) for their 70 years of innovation in microphone design and contribution to the music industry. A continuing commitment to provide innovative, technically refined products and engineering solutions of proven quality ensures that Neumann's stature will remain unassailable.