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[AES] The Neumann U 47 FET is back

Neumann announces the reissue of its famous U 47 FET condenser large diaphragm microphone in a Collectors edition.

This reissue of the legendary 70s cardioid condenser microphone is a limited edition. Neumann used the original production schemes and documentes to recreate the microphone so you’ll find in your studio the exact same sound without the hassle of vintage gear.


  • Condenser gradient pressure design
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • FET 80 circuit
  • Dual large diaphragm capsule with a slight bump starting from 2kHz
  • Frequency response: 40Hz - 16kHz
  • Sensitivity: 8mV/Pa & 1kHz / 1 kOhms
  • Equivalent noise level: 18dB A-weighted
  • Signal/Noise ratio: 76dB A-weighted (rel. 94dB SPL)
  • Switchable low-cut filter (40Hz - 140Hz)
  • Max sound pressure level: 147dB SPL
  • 6dB signal reduction switch
  • Dimensions: 160mm L x 63mm D
  • Weight: 710g
  • Classic Nickel finish
  • Built-in shockmount

The Neumann Collectors Edition U 47 FET ships in a wooden box with a certificate of authenticity featuring the serial number of the microphone. All the details about this reissue are online at