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TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik U47 Tube Condenser Microphone  From TELEFUNKEN

A near-perfect replica of the legendary Neumann U 47 microphone!

TELEFUNKEN USA Elektroakustik


Retail:  $10,495.00

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$30,000 Mic Shootout : Bock 407 vs. Telefunken 251 E vs. Manley Reference Gold vs. Telefunken u47

In this shootout video, SoundPure Pro Audio Expert, Travis Hall, compares four of our top-tier microphones in this blind shootout. Email us at proaudio(at) to get hi res files or to get the results! For this shootout, we will be comparing the Bock 47, the Manley Reference Gold, the Telefunken u47, and the Telefunken 251 E. All these mics are available for SoundPure’s "Try Before You Buy" program, so if you want to hear how they sound in your studio with your gear, shoot us an email at ProAudi(at) If you like what you hear, you can check out all the gear used in this video at or give us a call anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

Manufacturer's Description from TELEFUNKEN

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. To this capsule was added an amplifier built from military surplus VF-14 tubes (they had been used in field and aircraft radios), and BV8 output transformer. 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 introduction of the U-47 brought a new level of fidelity to the audio world, and is still considered to be one of the finest microphones ever produced.

Upon first glance of the new U-47 from TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, it's easy to see the "family resemblance." The large, chrome head grille houses our newly manufactured M7 capsule. Its matte nickel finished body houses a new BV8 output transformer and our new VF-14k vacuum tube; a "plug and play" replacement for the rare VF-14M tubes found in the original. The classic "TELEFUNKEN" diamond logo proudly adorns the front of the body tube. All of these accoutrements show that this microphone means business.

Whether you're recording a symphony, a "crooner," or any facet of modern music, you'll find a great tool in the U-47. Its authoritative mid-range and extended low-end response dance from your ears . . . much as a vintage wine dances from the palate. Everything, from vocals to the loudest of guitar sounds, full on orchestral recording, beautiful backing vocal arrangements, or a chamber ensemble will benefit wildly from the rich and vibrant tone of this stunning microphone.

TELEFUNKEN USA Elektroakustik

About Manufacturer

The current TELEFUNKEN | USA company acquired the TELEFUNKEN Trademark for North America in 2001. Recreating the classic TELEFUNKEN microphones has been a labor of love for the company CEO, Toni Fishman and the pursuit of that dream has culminated in the manufacture of what we at TELEFUNKEN | USA believe are the finest microphones currently available in the world today. Along with meticulously manufacturing historic replicas of classic microphones by hand in the USA, TELEFUNKEN | USA is now marketing the R-F-T series of microphones that take advantage of the globalization of technology, in order to offer recording microphones with professional sonic performance at reasonable prices. Our latest additions to the TELEFUNKEN | USA product line include a revolutionary ribbon microphone, an exceptional dynamic microphone, and a vacuum tube replacement for the original TELEFUNKEN VF14 that offers comparable performance in our U47 and new U48 microphones. TELEFUNKEN | USA continues to expand, and research and development of new products is an ongoing process. Although based firmly on classic designs, TELEFUNKEN | USA is continuously looking forward. Important changes in our company and further expansion of our product line are slated for the immediate future.


Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient

Capsule: M7 - dual sided gold sputtered center terminated

Frequency Range: 20Hz / 20kHz Polar Pattern:Cardioid and Omni

Polar Pattern: Cardioid and Omni

Sensitivity: approx 1.2 mvolts per dyne / cm sq

Impedance: 200 ohms stock / 50 ohms switchable

SPL: 138 dB

Non Linear Distortion: less than or equal to 0.5% at 100 dyne / cm sq

Equivalent Noise: 24 dB

Tube Type: TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik VF14K metal tube

Power: Dedicated Power Supply

Weight: 22oz (624g)

Size: 9 3/4" (248mm) length x 2 1/4" (57mm) diameter

Extras: Locking Case, NG Style Power Supply, Shock Mount, Wooden Box

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