Neumann U 47 fet
Neumann U 47 fet

U 47 fet, Large diaphragm condenser microphone from Neumann in the U 47 series.

studiochap 09/02/2009

Neumann U 47 fet : studiochap's user review


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The U-47fet is a great kick drum mic.... Musicians have been astonished to see me put one on a kick , but it can take it  ( in addition to the -10dB pad there is another -6dB pad adjacent to the XLR connector).

They are also nice for bass guitar , and can be good for piano. I prefer them to U-87 on vocals. However I must say here that I've never liked the U-87 as a vocal mic in 34 years of using them.  I found the U-47 could give sibillance problems on female voices, especially when used as a voiceover mic.

I wish I still had my U-47 - a rapper stole it from my studio shortly after I had the capsule reskinned! Doh! They are now ( 2009) seriously escalating in price, and in the UK 2.5k GBP might be average for a used one. Neumann have not made the U-47 fet for some years now.