Telefunken U48 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

11,270.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 72977

  • Includes Flight Case, Shock Mount, Cable and Power Supply
  • Warm Mid Range Ideal for Vocalists
  • Reissue of the Classic Condenser Microphone
  • Cardioid and Bidirectional Polar Patterns
  • Large Frequency Range for Detailed Sound

Telefunken U48 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone


The Telefunken U48 Condenser Microphone combines classic design with modern standards of production. The charismatic warm mid-range and strong low frequencies make the U48 ideal for vocalists. The frequency focus makes the U48 suitable to record amplifiers, orchestral instruments and ensembles with equal balance and quality. The bidirectional sound is ideal for bands wanting to do live recordings in the studio. This microphone also comes with an M940H power supply, M840H cable, M740 mount, FC40 flight case and a WB40 box.

Product Ref: 72977

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Originally launched in the 1940s, the U48 has been known to record bands as large as The Beatles. The detail and fidelity that the U48 achieved meant it quickly became used for recording a number of instrument types from drums to chorus ensembles. The reissue remains loyal to its roots, using either cardioid or bidirectional polar patterns to record a variety of instruments. The U48 can be used for drum kit overheads, vocals, or an orchestral ensemble with equally high quality audio pickup. It has also been renowned for live recordings of bands due to its bidirectional pattern.

As well as the microphone itself, the U48 includes useful accessories to assist with your recording. The M940H powers your microphone with the traditional power output of the vintage model. To support this is the modern circuit board and slow ramping filament voltage, which helps prolong your tubes’ life and consistency. The M840H cable has high quality insulation and oxygen free copper conductors for a for premium audio transfer. The rugged FC40 flight case has split compartments to keep your microphone and accessories organised. The M740 shock mount keeps your microphone upright and stable in recording situations. The accessories are ideal to produce the optimum quality from your ELAM 251E microphone.


  • Length: 240mm
  • Diameter: 60mm
  • Weight: 620 Grams
  • Microphone Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient
  • Capsule: M7 - 25.4mm Center Terminated Diaphragm
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Difference: +/- 3dB
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Bidirectional
  • Sensitivity: 24.5mV/pa +/- 1dB
  • Output Impedance: 400 Ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 127dB
  • Self Noise (Amplifier): 9dBA
  • Tube Type: Telefunken Elektroakustik VF14K
  • Input: Vintage Compatible 6 Pin Female Tuchel
  • Output: 3 Pin Male XLR
  • Supply Current: Less than 85mA
  • Included Accessories: M940H Power Supply, M840H Cable, FC40 Flight Case and a WB40 Box