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u87Ai +20dB
Old 21st February 2011
  #1
Gear Head
 

u87Ai +20dB

i 've tested the an '72 u87i and a 2010 u87Ai and the new one was +20dB louder is this normal?
Old 21st February 2011
  #2
Gear Addict
 

I've observed a 10dB difference between a few vintage ones and a couple of AIs so yes and no - I haven't seen 20dB but the AIs are definitely hotter.
Old 21st February 2011
  #3
Gear Maniac
 

Most likely the high demand for louder recording. Or, it’s hotter but capturing more detail. I’ll contact Neumann and ask.
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