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Neumann M 249

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: n/a
  • Discontinued


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continuously variable pattern selectionNeumann M 249

Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

The M249 was a multipattern tube condenser microphone. It is identical to Neumann’s M 49 in every way but one: the output connector is a 7-pin Tuchel, installed to better serve the broadcast industry.

See the M 49 profile for more information.

The M 249 was introduced in 1961 and produced until 1972. Some of the original M 49 mics were modified to use the Tuchel adapter; their model numbers were changed by the factory.

The Neumann M 249 is also known as: M249.

The mic was released in 1961.


Frequency Response - OmnidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
M 249 Omnidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
M 249 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Frequency Response - BidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
M 249 Bidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & 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 Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 125 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(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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