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Telefunken U47 - Classic Tube Microphone

Telefunken U47 - Classic Tube Microphone

£8,549.00 (inc. vat)
£7,124.17 (ex. vat)

Brand: Telefunken

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Since its original development in 1946, the TELEFUNKEN U 47 has been the microphone of choice for generations of recording professionals. The first condenser microphone to offer selectable polar patterns (cardioid and omni), the original U-47 also featured the famous M7 capsule which had been developed in 1928 by Georg Neumann.
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Telefunken U47 - Classic Tube Microphone

The Telefunken U47 has been one of the most used microphones in studio's for the last 60 years due to it's incredible performance and reliability. The Telefunken U47 features the M7 capsule which had been developed in 1928 by Georg Neumann and was used in the original U47's. To this capsule was added an amplifier built from military surplus VF14 tubes (they had been used in field and aircraft radios), and BV8 output transformers. The combination of these components created a sonic quality that was absolutely unheard of in the English speaking world of the mid-1940s when darker sounding, less detailed ribbon microphones were the standard.

The Telefunken U47 is a great choice of microphone for a wide range of applications from recording a symphony to an electric guitar cabinet, but the U47 was made famous due to it's unparalleled vocal performance. The U47 can be heard on thousands of hit songs.

Telefunken U47 Specifications:

  • Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient
  • Capsule: M7
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz / 20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid and Omni
  • Sensitivity: 24.5 mV/pa +/- 1 dB
  • THD at 1kHz at 1Pa: <0.3%
  • Output Impedance: <400 ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 127 dB
  • Non Linear Distortion: less than or equal to 0.5% at 100 dyne / cm sq
  • Self Noise: 9dBA +/- 1dB
  • Tube Type: VF-14K
  • Power Type: Dedicated American-made power supply with slow-ramping filament voltage
  • Size: 9 3/4" (248mm) length x 2 1/4" (57mm) diameter
  • Weight: 22oz (624g)
  • Supply Current: <45mA
  • Connected Via: Large Tuchel/Historic stand mount swivel, XLR-3 (M) output
  • Supplied Accessories: Locking flight case, power supply, wooden mic box, clasping shock mount, 25' Accusound quad-shielded cable with swivel connector
Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Telefunken
Model Telefunken U47
Single or Pair N/A