Peluso 22 47 LE Large Diaphragm Condenser Tube Microphone
The Peluso 22 47 Limited Edition is styled after the legendary Neumann
U 47. Manufactured in the 1950s and 60s, the revolutionary sensitivity of the U 47 brought extraordinary detail to recorded sound. Remembered for its use by artists from Frank Sinatra to the Beatles, it is perhaps the most well known microphone of all time. This mic is an excellent choice for wide range of applications, from rock drums and guitar amps, to brass instruments and vocals. The LE is built with the highest quality modern components and designed to perform as the U 47 did when it was new. The U 47 was designed around its Telefunken steel-covered tube, and the LE employs a true vintage German 'EF' style steel tube manufactured between the 1940s and the 1960s. The 22 47 LE brings all the subtlety of tone, detail, and character of a vintage U 47, combined with the reliability and quiet noise floor required in the modern recording environment.
Peluso's 22 47 LE has the additional feature of 9 polar patterns, controlled from the power supply. It captures the low frequency nuances of the original U 47 with smooth mids and balanced highs.
Acoustically matched pairs are available upon special request. Simply add two microphones to the shopping cart and then also add the Peluso Precision Acoustic Stereo Matching item to the cart. Peluso would then do the matching work and ship two acoustically matched microphones straight to you.
The microphone comes as a complete system including: 22 47 LE Microphone in a Wood Box, Power Supply, New-style 8-Pin Screw on Cable Assembly, and a Shock Mount all packed in a Flight Case.
Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient w/ 34mm capsule
Frequency Range: 20Hz/22Khz
Polar Pattern: 9 - Switchable from omni- to bi-directional
Sensitivity: 12 mv/pa
Impedance: 200 ohms
SPL: 140 dB
Equivalent Noise: 16 dB (A-weighted)
Tube Type: EF Stahlröhren (Steel Tube)
Power Requirements: Dedicated Power Supply
Size: 59.5mm x 235mm
Comparing the 22 47, 22 47 LE and 22 47 SE:
All of the microphones in our 22 47 line are styled after the vintage Neumann U 47. This legendary microphone was revered for its clear sound, smooth and warm mid range, balanced high end and great body. Neumann discontinued U 47 production when Telefunken ceased production of its metal VF 14 tube. Our 22 47 LE model is supplied with a German vintage steel tube from this era. We have worked for years to acquire and test a generous supply of these rare tubes. We are proud to offer a microphone with this true vintage tube. With our 22 47 SE model we are able to offer the same sonic quality with an American style metal tube. These tubes are available to us in larger quantities. This allows us to provide the sonic qualities of a ‘47’ microphone with a lower price. The only discernible difference in sound between these two models is a 2 dB quieter noise floor on the SE model. In the 1970’s German radio broadcast engineers began modifying their then-vintage U 47’s to incorporate a new glass triode tube. The new glass triode tube provided a very quiet noise floor, and has less of the complexity and second harmonic content than the steel tubes provided. The Peluso 22 47 model is based on this glass tube modification. Carefully selected components, thorough testing, and attention to detail all come together making these some of our most popular microphones.