NEUMANN M 147 Tube

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Neumann M147 Tube large diaphragm cardioid tube microphone, incl. N149A EU power supply, KT8 microphone cable, SG2 swivel mount, dust cover and aluminium case, nickel
€ 2,600.00 Our Price € 2,148.76 Our Price

The M 147 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.

The M 147'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 behavior is intentional: The M 147 creates a sense of elevated loudness by means soft saturation - just like in the days of analog recording.


  • same K47 capsule design as the legendary Neumann U 47
  • cardioid pattern
  • classic sound with unmatched presence
  • transformerless output stage
  • comes with power supply

  • acoustical operating principle: pressure gradient transducer
  • directional pattern: cardioid
  • frequency range: 20 Hz up to 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: 24 dB
  • equivalent noise level, A-weighted: 12 dB-A
  • typical SPL (tube characteristic) for K<0.5%: 114 dB
  • typical SPL (tube characteristic) for K<5%: 134 dB
  • signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL): 70 dB
  • signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL): 82 dB
  • maximum output voltage: 8 dBu
  • dynamic range of the amplifier, DIN/IEC 651, for THD < 0.5%: 102 dB
  • dynamic range of the amplifier, DIN/IEC 651, for THD < 5%: 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

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