U48
U48

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newTelefunken Telefunken U48

One of George Martin's favorite microphones when recording the Beatles
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The Telefunken U48 is a large diaphragm valve condenser microphone, and is a faithful reproduction of the world renowned original U48.

Everybody is familiar with the legendary U47 microphone, and 10 years after its release the Telefunken U48 burst onto the recording scene. The Telefunken U48 has one feature that sets it apart from the 47, and that’s the addition of the figure of eight (bi-directional) polar pattern.

Legend has it that the Telefunken U48 was the favourite microphone of none other than George Martin when recording many Beatles sessions at Abbey Road Studios, which is surely testament enough to the quality and sonic characteristics of the Telefunken U48.

The figure of eight pattern on the Telefunken U48 is great for more ambient recordings without picking up as much of the room as you would with an omni pattern mic. This combined with the stunning sound that can only be achieved by Telefunken valve microphone mean that the Telefunken U48 is an incredibly powerf…

The Telefunken U48 is a large diaphragm valve condenser microphone, and is a faithful reproduction of the world renowned original U48.

Everybody is familiar with the legendary U47 microphone, and 10 years after its release the Telefunken U48 burst onto the recording scene. The Telefunken U48 has one feature that sets it apart from the 47, and that’s the addition of the figure of eight (bi-directional) polar pattern.

Legend has it that the Telefunken U48 was the favourite microphone of none other than George Martin when recording many Beatles sessions at Abbey Road Studios, which is surely testament enough to the quality and sonic characteristics of the Telefunken U48.

The figure of eight pattern on the Telefunken U48 is great for more ambient recordings without picking up as much of the room as you would with an omni pattern mic. This combined with the stunning sound that can only be achieved by Telefunken valve microphone mean that the Telefunken U48 is an incredibly powerful tool in the studio environment. With the cardioid pattern selected the Telefunken U48 behaves just like its older brother the U47, making it a firm favourite amongst sound engineers and producers alike for vocal recordings, along with many other applications.

The capsule in the Telefunken U48 comprises two sides, and both the front and the rear side each delivery a cardioid polar response. With the polarity on each capsule being completely opposite, the result is the bi directional figure of 8 response that is an additional feature on the Telefunken U48.

The Telefunken U48 brings all the beauty, warmth and character of the popular 47, but with the added flexibility of an additional polar pattern. Telefunken have produced a stunningly faithful modern model of the U48, meaning it is now available to anybody who values sonic tone over anything else.

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Gear Status

New Gear

Brand

Telefunken

Microphone Type

Condenser Pressure Gradient

Polar Patterns

Cardioid and Figure 8

Weight

13.1 oz (371g)

Tube Complement

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik VF14K metal tube

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£6,874 ex. VAT

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