Telefunken U48



The U 48 Dual Pattern Tube Microphone from Telefunken 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
Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Transducer Condenser
Tube Yes
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure 8
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level 9.5 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL 127 dB SPL
Impedance 400 ohms
Sensitivity 24.5 mV/PA
Output Connectors 3-Pin XLR
Operating Current Consumption 85 mA
THD < 0.3% up to


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