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Neumann M 147 Tube UK Tube Microphone

code: 8436
  • £1,739.00
  • RRP: £2,185.00
Status | Usually dispatched within 24 hours


  • For General Studio Use
  • Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Vacuum Tube Based
  • Pressure Gradient DD Capsule
  • Transformerless Output Circuit
  • Allows Long Cable Runs
  • Minimizes Off-Axis Noise
  • Flat Freq. Response to Midrange
  • Enhanced Upper Frequency

Neumann 008436 (008-436, 008/436, 00-84-36, 008 436) (M147TubeUK, M/147/Tube/UK, M-147-Tube-UK) M 147 Tube UK Tube Microphone  

The M 147 Tube UK Microphone from Neumann is a vacuum tube large diaphragm condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern. The pressure gradient, dual diaphragm capsule is the K 47/49, inherited from the legendary U 47 and M 49 microphones. Following the tube is a transformerless output circuit providing low self-noise and high output gain without adding color to the signal.

The M 147 Tube UK delivers high output levels, allowing the microphone to feed cables up to 984.3' in length without signal degradation. The side address capsule features a cardioid polar pattern, which is effective in minimizing ambiance and noise coming from the off-axis sections of the microphone. The capsule features a flat frequency response to the upper mid-range, and a boost of up to 3 dB above 2 kHz. The M 147 Tube is a suitable microphone for recording vocals and general instruments such as strings, piano and wind instruments.

Tube Circuitry

  • The M 147 Tube UK features a combination of solid state and vacuum tube circuitry. The Vacuum tube design provides a type of warmth and definition not often found in solid-state circuitry.

K 47/49 Dual Diaphragm

  • Featuring the K 47/49 dual diaphragm, adapted from the legendary M 49 and U 47 Tube microphones. The M 147 maintains the level of sonic character at a modest price point.

Quality Output Circuitry

  • The Transformerless output design provides a low noise floor and output gain high enough to feed cables up to 984.3' in length without degradation in signal.

Cardioid Polar Pattern

  • The cardioid polar pattern effectively minimizes off-axis noise caused by room ambiance, instruments, monitors etc. The pattern offers a more generous pick up area with lower range frequencies.


Analog Performance

  • Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
  • Transducer: Condenser
  • Tube: Yes
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 70 dB CCIR ,82 dB A-Weighted
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 24 dB CCIR,12 dB A-Weighted
  • Maximum SPL: 114 dB SPL, 134 dB SPL
  • THD: 0.5%
  • Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Load Impedance: 1000 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 kOhms


  • Output Connectors: 1 x 3-Pin XLR
  • Length: 5.59" / 142 mm
  • Diameter: 2.24" / 57 mm
  • Weight: 16.23 oz / 460 g

In The Box

  • Neumann M147 Tube Microphone
  • Swivel Stand Mount
  • Universal Power Supply
  • Cable
  • Aluminum Case
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