Studio Tube Microphone

M 147 Tube (230 V Euro)

Vintage tube microphone with the classic Neumann sound

  • Cardioid pattern
  • Same capsule design as the legendary U 47 and M 49 microphones
  • Tube electronics with very low self-noise

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Max. SPL
134 dB
S/N Ratio
82 dB
Sensitivity
20 mV/Pa

A Classic Tube Microphone for the 21st Century

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.

Dealer Description

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 headgrille of the M 147 is more than a visual statement: It is a slightly more compact version of the iconic U 47 capsule head, partly responsible for its legendary sound. Even more importantly, it shares the same sound transducer, the classic K 47 large diaphragm condenser capsule, known for its exceptional combination of warmth and presence. The capsule signal is amplified by a classic tube circuit using a specially selected subminiature triode. While vintage microphones relied on large and expensive audio transformers for the final impedance conversion, the M 147 uses a state-of-the-art transformerless solid state output stage, which allows for long cable runs up to 300 m without transmission losses and ensures a very direct sound with unrestricted bass response.

Applications

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
Acoustical operating principle Pressure gradient transducer
Directional Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm 20 mV/Pa
Rated Impedance 50 ohms
Rated load impedance 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR¹⁾ 24 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted¹⁾ 12 dB-A
Typical SPL (tube characteristic) for K<0.5% 3²⁾ 114 dB
Typical SPL (tube characteristic) for K<5% 4²⁾ 134 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL)¹⁾ 70 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL)¹⁾ 82 dB
Maximum output voltage 8 dBu
Dynamic range of the amplifier, DIN/IEC 651, for THD < 0.5%²⁾ 102 dB
Dynamic range of the amplifier, DIN/IEC 651, for THD < 5%²⁾ 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

1) according to IEC 60268-1; CCIR-weighting acccording to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak; A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS

3) measured as equivalent el. input signal

Diagrams

Cardioid M 147 Tube

Cardioid M 147 Tube Cardioid M 147 Tube
TLM 49 Set

EA 1

Shock Mount

EA 1
TLM 49 Set

EA 4

Shock Mount

EA 4
TLM 49 Set

PS 15

Popscreen

PS 15
TLM 49 Set

PS 20 a

Popscreen

PS 20 a
TLM 49 Set

WS 87

Windscreen

WS 87
TLM 49 Set

N 149 A

Power Supply

N 149 A
TLM 49 Set

MF 3

Table Stand

MF 3
TLM 49 Set

MF 4

Floor Stand

MF 4
TLM 49 Set

MF 5

Floor Stand

MF 5
TLM 49 Set

STV 4

Stand Extension

STV 4
TLM 49 Set

STV 20

Stand Extension

STV 20
TLM 49 Set

STV 40

Stand Extension

STV 40
TLM 49 Set

STV 60

Stand Extension

STV 60
TLM 49 Set

Z 26 mt

Shock mount

Z 26 mt
TLM 49 Set

MNV 87

Auditorium Hanger

MNV 87
TLM 49 Set

DS 120

Double Mount

DS 120
TLM 49 Set

SG 2

Stand Mount

SG 2
TLM 49 Set

KT 8

Microphone Cable

KT 8

M 147 Tube (230 V Euro)

Color nickel

CAT. NO. 008435

M 147 Tube (230 V Euro)
  • M 147 Tube Microphone
  • N 149 A Power Supply incl. Power Cable
  • SG 2 Swivel Mount
  • KT 8 Microphone Cable
  • Dust Cover
  • Aluminium Case

M 147 Tube (117 V US)

Color nickel

CAT. NO. 008434

M 147 Tube (117 V US)
  • M 147 Tube Microphone
  • N 149 A Power Supply incl. Power Cable
  • SG 2 Swivel Mount
  • KT 8 Microphone Cable
  • Dust Cover
  • Aluminium Case

M 147 Tube (230 V UK)

Color nickel

CAT. NO. 008436

M 147 Tube (230 V UK)
  • M 147 Tube Microphone
  • N 149 A Power Supply incl. Power Cable
  • SG 2 Swivel Mount
  • KT 8 Microphone Cable
  • Dust Cover
  • Aluminium Case

適しています:

Max. SPL
134 dB
S/N Ratio
82 dB
Sensitivity
20 mV/Pa

テストレポート

"... With the lowest self- noise of any tube mic, it is fully compatible with today´s ultra-quiet digital systems."
MIX 8/1999

"The M 147 Tube is a thoroughly recommendable product."
Production Partner 11/1998

"I have to say that the M 147 did impress on voice from the start... "
LINE UP 8/9 1999

"Reproduction of the nuances of the speaker´s voice and its smoky timbre is outstanding; very nice also the proximity effect even with nearly inaudible whispering." "The Neumann team has really done its homework. The M 147 puts an excellent tube mic into the hands of the recording community - at a price that is incredible for Neumann."
Solo 1/1999

"For Diana Krall´s vocal, the M 147 Tube was crystal clear. Diana sings softly, and there´s a breathiness and an air to her voice that the M 147 really captured."
EQ Magazine 3/1999

"Any audio engineer worth his salt would sell his own grandmother for this mic. Why if Granny knew her audio engineering, she would even feel flattered!"
Soundcheck 12/1999

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