Neumann M147 TUBE

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Order Code: M147TUBE

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If you want a very high quality valve microphone for studio vocals, Neumann M147TUBE is a great choice.

With digital recording and ultra-clean processing, many engineers find themselves looking for tube microphones to reinstate a more “analogue” sound character. Neumann M147 is a valve microphone specially designed for 21st century recording chains. Its acoustic design is inspired by the legendary U 47, which revolutionised 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 combines classic tube circuitry with an advanced solid state output stage for vintage sound with a modern punch.

The headgrille of the M 147 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.

M147’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 is also an excellent spot mic for any solo instruments. Unlike many other tube microphones, the M 147 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 works well with louder sources, too, as distortion rises very slowly to 5% THD for 134 dB SPL. This behaviour is intentional: The M 147 creates a sense of elevated loudness by means soft saturation – just like in the days of analogue recording.

M147 TUBE features:

  • Same K47 capsule design as the legendary Neumann U 47
  • Cardioid pattern
  • Classic sound with unmatched presence
  • Tube circuit with extremely low self-noise
  • Transformerless output stage
  • Comes with power supply

In the box:

  • M 147 Tube Microphone
  • N 149 A Power Supply incl. Power Cable
  • SG 2 Swivel Mount
  • KT 8 Microphone Cable
  • Dust Cover
  • Aluminium Case
Acoustical operating principle Pressure gradient transducer
Directional Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz … 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm 20 mV/Pa
Rated Impedance 50 ohms
Rated load impedance 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR 1 24 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted 2 12 dB-A
Typical SPL (tube characteristic) for K<0.5% 3 114 dB
Typical SPL (tube characteristic) for K<5% 4 134 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL) 5 70 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL) 6 82 dB
Maximum output voltage 8 dBu
Dynamic range of the amplifier, DIN/IEC 651, for THD < 0.5% 7 102 dB
Dynamic range of the amplifier, DIN/IEC 651, for THD < 5% 8 122 dB
Power supply N 149 A
Matching connector Microphone: DIN 8 F, Power Supply: XLR 3 F
Weight 460 g
Diameter 57 mm
Length 142 mm