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Cardioid Tube Condenser Microphone

The Behringer T-47 is a side-address, vacuum tube condenser, designed to be an affordable option for home studios.

The T-47 uses a 9mm miniature electret capsule, mounted within a 16mm ring. Although the Behringer website claims the T47 is a large-diaphragm microphone, it is not.

A 12AX7 tube is used in the mic’s impedance conversion circuit.

A switch on the power supply enables a high-pass filter (-12dB/octave @ 100Hz).

Behringer has not published a frequency-response graph, nor self-noise figures for this microphone. The 9mm electret capsule is likely a high-self-noise capsule (well over 20dBA).

Future Music 2010

Compared in an A/B test to a more expensive AKG SolidTube, the Behringers lacked some of the top end zing but still turned in decent results recording an acoustic guitar. On a guitar cab, the sound was captured with great accuracy and male vocals were recorded with a flattering sound, rich in low end.

The T-47 includes 30ft cable, shockmount, aluminum case, foam wind filter, external power supply.

The Behringer T-47 is also known as: T47.

The mic was released in 2009.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (10 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Filter: HPF: -12dB/octave @ 100Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Capsule diameter: 9mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 130 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
470g (16.58oz) 215mm (8.46'') 62mm (2.44'')
  • 7-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Includes tube power supply

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