The 75-year history of the Neumann company involves much more than innovative studio microphones which have set standards for the world of audio technology.
Indeed, microphones such as the U 47, M 50, U 67, U 87, and more recently the M 149 Tube and TLM 103 have become legendary classics which every professional audio technician is thrilled to work with, and which now appear as an indispensable part of the audio technology world. Almost every recording studio worldwide regards the use of Neumann microphones as something to be particularly proud of, and as the sign of a highly professional type of operation.
However the brilliant inventor Georg Neumann had many interests. Almost forgotten today is the fact that for decades Neumann played a significant role in the development of record-cutting machines. In addition, few people know that the development of accumulators goes back to a Georg Neumann patent. For many years, Neumann also equipped numerous radio studios with elaborate, custom-made mixing consoles. However the Neumann company's core area of expertise was, and remains to this day, the field of top professional microphone technology.