Peluso 22 47 SE Large Diaphragm Condenser Tube Microphone
The Peluso 22 47 Standard 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 SE 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 SE employs the steel 6SJ7 tube, a modern sonic equivalent to the vintage VF14. The 22 47 SE brings all of 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.
The 22 47 SE is paired with the Peluso MX-56 power supply. The dual sided capsule in the 22 47 SE enables the power supply to feature 9 polar patterns in an array from omni-directional to cardioid to figure eight.
The 22 47 SE features Peluso's heavy-duty 8-pin screw on cable connector. The large diameter pins in the screw on connector give a tight and secure cable connection designed to perform for a lifetime of use.
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 kit comes as a complete system including: 22 47 SE 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.
Capsule 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: 14 dB(A)
Tube Type: 5693/6SJ7
Power Requirements: Dedicated Power Supply, 115V or 230V AC
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.