When it comes to large diaphragm condenser microphones
, there is no more beloved mic than the Neumann U47
. The U47 is stylish, sounds incredible, and has the distinct honor of being used on sessions by everyone from Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald to The Beatles and Bob Dylan.
As far as modern reproductions of the U47 go, Flea Microphones
has created a masterful take on the classic tube mic. The Flea 47
gets the details right by accurately replicating the most important components of the U47; the M7 capsule, the BV8 transformer and Telefunken's EF12 Tube. How close does it sound to the real thing? Continue on to find out. Continue reading →