Telefunken U48 Condenser Microphone
Vintage Classic Condenser Pressure Gradient Microphone
According to the book Recording The Beatles, the U48 was one of George Martin's favorite microphones when actually "recording The Beatles". Utilizing the same M7 capsule, BV8 output transformer and VF14Kvacuum tube as TELEFUNKEN’s historic reissue of the U47, the U48 features cardioid and bidirectional capsule capabilities (instead of the cardioid and omnidirectional found in the U47). Its authoritative mid-range and extended low-end response have made the Telefunken U48 an excellent tool for recording vocals and acoustic instruments, both near and far.
10 years after the development of the ubiquitous U47, the U48 was released with one variation to the U47; it had "bidirectional" (figure 8) capability. The bidirectional capability can be very useful in more "ambient" recording environments where the engineer recording the sound does not want to hear as much of the room ambience as might be recorded with an omnidirectional or cardioid pick-up pattern.
According to the book Recording The Beatles, the U48 was one of George Martin's favorite microphones when actually "recording The Beatles". Utilizing the same M7 capsule, BV8 output transformer and VF14Kvacuum tube as Telefunken’s historic reissue of the U47, the U48s authoritative mid-range and extended low-end response make the microphone an excellent tool for recording vocals and acoustic instruments, both near and far.
Each U48 microphone comes complete with M940 power supply, M840 25’ dual-shielded ACX-7 tube microphone cable, M740 elastic shock mount, FC40 locking flight case and WB40 wooden microphone box.
- New M7 style capsule
- NOS Telefunken VF14K tube
- Shock Mount, Wooden Mic Box
- Gotham Audio GAC7 cable
- Locking Flight Case
- Includes Vintage NG Style Power Supply with hand wired transformer
- Cardioid & Fig 8 polar patterns
Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient
Frequency Range: 20Hz / 20kHz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid and Figure 8
Sensitivity: 24.5 mV/pa +/- 1 dB
THD at 1kHz at 1Pa: <0.3%
Output Impedance: <400 ohms
Maximum SPL: 127dB
Non Linear Distortion: less than or equal to 0.5% at 100 dyne / cm sq
Self Noise: 9.5dBa +/- 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