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NWDR-BM49 Microphone



The original M49

  • groundbreaking microphone development by the department Zentraltechnik of the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (NWDR) under the leadership of Herbert Grosskopf (patent application Feb. 1949)
  • was first presented to the public in November 1949
  • was the direct successor to the CMV3 bottle mic for broadcasting
  • technical basis was the MSC-2 miniature tube developed by Hiller especially for the B-M49
  • revolutionary features: first condenser microphone with slanted basket and remote-controlled polar pattern
  • rare version of the M7 capsule
  • largely flat frequency response with a brilliance boost at 10 kHz. In contrast to the later Neumann M49 there is a slight presence reduction. Round and pleasantly smooth sound
  • matched pair for hire
  • manufacturing period: 1949-1951 (small series of approx. 30 units), from march 1951 series production in a new design by Neumann

Favourite applications: See Neumann M49!

  • 1 Day69 €
  • 2 Days116 €
  • Weekend
    150 €