Telefunken TF47

With a deep low end and a forward midrange, the Telefunken TF47 delivers a warm and punchy sound reminiscent of the U47 and M49.

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The Telefunken TF47 is a modern design based on the “German” sound, drawing inspiration from the historic U47 and M49. With a deep low end and a forward midrange, the TF47 is excellent for adding depth and presence to any source. These characteristics make it especially ideal for recording vocals, guitar amps, and drums. At the heart of the TF47 is an all-brass K47-style capsule, new old stock 5840W vacuum tube, and custom-made historically accurate BV8 transformer, as found in the U47. These components deliver a warm and punchy sound, reminiscent of the U47, as well as a pleasant top end articulation that sits perfectly in the mix with a certain authority and weight.

Telefunken TF47 FEATURES

  • Full low end and forward midrange, reminiscent of the U47  
  • Smooth and detailed top end 
  • Cardioid, Omni, and Figure 8 polar pattern selection 
  • New old stock Philips/Raytheon 5840W vacuum tube 
  • K47-style capsule and robust BV8 output transformer 
  • Designed and hand assembled in the USA 
  • Recommended Applications: Vocals, Piano, Drums, Trombone, Bass, Cello 

Telefunken TF47


Type: Vacuum Tube Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8
Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±3 dB
Power Source: External Power Supply
Capsule: TK47 Center Terminated Large Diaphragm
Tube: NOS Philips/Raytheon 5840W
Transformer: TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik BV8
Sensitivity: 22 mV/Pa, ±1 dB
THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier): < 0.3%
Output Impedance: < 300 Ω
Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): 125 dB
S/N Ratio: 84 dBA
Self Noise (Amplifier): 10 dBA
Dimensions: 200 mm L x 46 mm Dia
Weight: 710 g
Included Accessories: Tube Mic Cable, Power Supply, Shock Mount, Stand Mount, Mic Sleeve, Carrying Case