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Singular Audio f-48 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone

Large diaphragm FET condenser microphone with K-47 type capsule featuring a very smooth top end with a mid forward sound making it very pleasing on a variety of sources, especially vocals - includes case with shock mount and thread adapter

MFR# f-48 microphone

Product Description

Vintage sound in a modern package, designed and hand built by an audio engineer. The Singular Audio f-48 is a microphone that has everything you want in a high end studio microphone, with an affordable price. The f-48 is a large diaphragm FET condenser microphone. The capsule is a K-47 type, the same type found in the famous U47 FET microphone. It has a very smooth top end, with a mid forward sound. Very pleasing on all kinds of sources, and especially vocals. Always full and never harsh.

Only the best components are used, with resistors hand matched for the best performance. This microphone features an amplification circuit with a FET transistor, manually biased for best sound. Inspired by a vintage Neumann circuit, this design generates a defined and crisp sound without hyped high end. In audio, often simple circuits and designs work well. This mic is very reminiscent of a U47 FET, but has fewer parts so it has a slightly warmer sound with more harmonics. It also has very low self noise. The mic features a 7:1 output transformer, for extra smooth tones, a flattering transient response and mojo. An internal switch allows for both cardioid and omni pattern operation. f-48 comes in a protective hard case, with shock mount. The body has a powder-coat finish, built to last, with laser engraved logo. The color of the microphone body may vary slightly, due to the production process.

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents f-48 microphone, carrying case, shock mount, and 3/8" to 5/8" thread adapter
Unit Weight 1.2 lb
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Capsule Type Single backplate, dual-membrane K-47 center-terminated
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omni-Directional
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Impedance 200 Ohms (output)
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity 18 mV/PA (cardioid); 15 mV/Pa (omni)

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