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Neumann M147 Tube Condenser Microphone

M147 Cardioid Tube Condenser Microphone with a 20Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response.


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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 transformer-less output stage ensures superb performance at an attractive price.

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 combines classic tube circuitry with an advanced solid-state output stage for vintage sound with a modern punch.

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
  • Tube circuit with extremely low self-noise
  • Transformerless output stage
  • Comes with power supply

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  • Tube Microphone
  • Power Supply


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Microphone Type Tube
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Self Noise 24dB
Output Impedence 1k ohms
Dynamic Range (SPL) 134dB
Pad No
Low Cut Filter No
Body Color Nickel
Connector Type XLR
Power Requirements Power Supply N 149 A Included
Weight 16.23 oz
Dimensions 2.25 x 5.60 inches (Diameter x Length)
Series M Series
Model M147
Warranty Info:

M147 Tube Condenser Microphone

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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