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The Telefunken U 48 Dual Pattern Tube Microphone was a favorite of Beetle's producer George Martin. Its cardioid and figure 8 polar patterns make it well suited for single and group vocal recordings, as well as instrument capturing. The famous M7 capsule features pristine tonal response and high SPL, and is coupled with Telefunken's BV8 output transformer and VF14K vacuum tube. The VF14K tube is Telefunken's first plug-and-play design. The coveted U 48 is sought after by leading recording professionals for capturing both vocals and instruments alike.

Cardioid and figure 8 polar patterns
The head assembly from a U-47 can be fitted to a U-48 amplifier
The large, chrome head grille houses the newly manufactured M7 capsule
New BV8 output transformer and new "plug-n-play" VF-14k vacuum tube
Authoritative mid-range and extended low-end response
Transducer Condenser Pressure Gradient
Polar Pattern Cardioid and Figure 8
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 24dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 138dB
Power Requirements Dedicated Power Supply
Output Impedance 200 ohms stock / 50 ohms switchable
Output Connectors Power Supply = XLR-3Type
Dimensions 9.78 x 2.24" (248 x 57mm) LxD
Weight 22oz (624g)
Telefunken U 48 Dual Pattern Tube Microphone
  • Locking Case
  • NG Style Power Supply
  • Shock Mount
  • Wooden Box
  • 1 Year Warranty