Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone
The E47 was designed to reproduce the best aspects of the Neumann U47. It is a tube condenser, and a lookalike to the U47, although there are differences (both cosmetic and under the grille).
The original E47 mic had two gold-sputtered 6-micron diaphragms, but in its default configuration (as shipped from the factory) only the front membrane was active, fixing the mic in cardioid mode. A switch mounted on a circuit board inside the microphone brought the rear diaphragm into the circuit, and enabled the continuously-variable pattern selector built into the power supply. The E47 User Manual (see sidebar link) contains instructions for switching the mic into multipattern mode.
The JAN submini [tube in the E47] has the same input impedance as a VF14 [tube used in the U47] but a little less input capacitance, resulting in a 1dB bump in the E47’s response around 10 kHz, compared to the original U47’s response.
The mic carried a 3-year parts and labor warranty. When available, it retailed for $3950.
In 2005, Soundelux replaced the E47 with the E47C.
The Soundelux E47 is also known as: E-47.
The mic was released in 2001.
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(16.5 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (16.5 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (16.5 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
| Diaphragm diameter: 26mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
|n/a||Max SPL: 134 dB
|646g (22.79oz)||227mm (8.94'')||64mm (2.52'')||
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