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Neumann M 147 Tube Condenser Microphone
Vintage tube microphone with the classic Neumann sound.

A CLASSIC TUBE MICROPHONE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
The M 147 Tube Tube brings back the classic sound of Neumann’s famous tube microphones of the 1950s. The M 147 tube is a cardioid microphone using the same large diaphragm capsule as the legendary U 47 but combines it with an innovative tube circuit for lowest noise. Its transformerless output stage ensures superb performance at an attractive price.

  • Cardioid pattern
  • Same capsule design as the legendary U 47 and M 49 microphones
  • Tube electronics with very low self-noise
  • Classic sound with unmatched presence
  • Tube circuit with extremely low self-noise
  • Transformerless output stage
  • Comes with power supply

  • VINTAGE SOUND WITH MODERN MUSCLE
    With digital recording and ultra-clean processing, many engineers find themselves looking for tube microphones to reinstate a more “analogue” sound character. The Neumann M 147 is a tube microphone specially designed for 21st century recording chains. Its acoustic design is inspired by the legendary U 47, which revolutionized studio recording in the 1950s with its superior sound quality and is still used daily in top studios around the world. The head amplifier of the M 147 Tube combines classic tube circuitry with an advanced solid state output stage for vintage sound with a modern punch.
    The headgrille of the M 147 Tube is more than a visual statement: It is a slightly more compact version of the iconic U 47 capsule head, partly responsible for its legendary sound. Even more importantly, it shares the same sound transducer, the classic K 47 large diaphragm condenser capsule, known for its exceptional combination of warmth and presence. The capsule signal is amplified by a classic tube circuit using a specially selected subminiature triode. While vintage microphones relied on large and expensive audio transformers for the final impedance conversion, the M 147 Tube uses a state-of-the-art transformerless solid state output stage, which allows for long cable runs up to 300 m without transmission losses and ensures a very direct sound with unrestricted bass response.

    APPLICATIONS
    The M 147 Tube’s unique sound character with unsurpassed presence and a distinctive midrange focus is ideally suited for vocals, both male and female, as well as speech applications such as voice-over and film dubbing. The M 147 Tube is also an excellent spot mic for any solo instruments. Unlike many other tube microphones, the M 147 Tube can be used for quiet sources, due to its exceptionally low self-noise of only 12 dB-A. Although its max SPL figure of 114 dB appears low, the M 147 Tube works well with louder sources, too, as distortion rises very slowly to 5% THD for 134 dB SPL. This behavior is intentional: The M 147 creates a sense of elevated loudness by means soft saturation – just like in the days of analog recording.

    • Universal tube microphone
    • Pressure gradient transducer with the large diaphragm capsule from the legendary U 47 and M 49
    • Transformerless circuitry
    • Low self noise level
    • Comes with swivel stand mount made of metal, universal power supply, and cable in an attractive aluminium case

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