The TF47 is a new design based on the “German” sound, drawing inspiration from the historic U47 and M49. With a deep low end and a forward midrange, the TF47 is excellent for adding depth and presence to any source. These characteristics make it especially ideal for recording vocals, guitar amps, and drums.
At the heart of the TF47 is an all-brass K47-style capsule, new old stock 5840W vacuum tube, and custom-made historically accurate BV8 transformer (as found in the U47). These components deliver a warm and punchy sound reminiscent of the U47 with a pleasant top end articulation that sits perfect in a mix.
Listen to the distinct voices of the Alchemy Microphone Series; the "Copperhead" sound of the TF29 and TF39, the "German" voiced TF47, and the "Austrian" voiced TF51. Compare the sonic characteristics of each voice on classic studio applications like drum overheads, guitar cabinets, and vocals.
Every TF47 microphone system comes with a multi pattern M 903 Power Supply, M 803 Tube Microphone Cable, ZC03 Shell Case, M 703 Shock Mount, M 782 Stand Mount, and Microphone Sleeve.
Type Condenser Pressure Gradient
Capsule TK47 Center Terminated Diaphragm
Tube Type 5840W (New Old Stock)
Transformer Custom Wound TELEFUNKEN BV8
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8
Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity 22 mV/Pa
THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier) < 0.3%
Output Impedance < 300 Ω
Maximum SPL (for 1% THD) 125 dB
S/N Ratio 84 dBA
Self Noise (Amplifier) 10 dBA
Dimensions/Size 200 mm L x 46 mm Dia
Weight 710 g
Current Draw from Mains 50 mA
Power Supply M 903 PSU - 7 Pin Female XLR Input, 3 Pin Male XLR Output, Polar Pattern Selector
Cable M 803 - 7 Meter TELEFUNKEN Tube Microphone Cable, 7 Pin Male & Female XLRs
Shock Mount M 703 - Shock Mount, M 782 - Stand Mount
Flight Case ZC03 - Light Weight Carrying Case
TF47 Frequency Response