22 47 LE

Vacuum Tube Large Diaphragm Condenser

The Peluso 22 47 Limited Edition is styled after the legendary Neumann U 47. Manufactured in the 1950s and 60s, the revolutionary sensitivity of the U 47 brought extraordinary detail to recorded sound.
Remembered for its use by artists from Frank Sinatra to the Beatles, it is perhaps the most well known microphone of all time. This mic is an excellent choice for wide range of applications, from rock drums and guitar amps, to brass instruments and vocals. The Peluso 22 47 LE is built with the highest quality modern components and designed to perform as the U 47 did when it was new. The U 47 was designed around its Telefunken steel-covered tube, and the LE employs a true vintage German 'EF' style steel tube manufactured between the 1940s and the 1960s. The LE brings all the subtlety of tone, detail, and character of a vintage U 47, combined with the reliability and quiet noise floor required in the modern recording environment.
  • Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • Center Terminated Capsule
  • Vintage EF12 Stahlröhren (Steel Vacuum Tube) Amplifier Stage
  • Custom Wound Output Transformer
  • 9-Polar Patterns

MSRP $3,410 USD

Microphone kit comes as a complete system including:

  • 22 47 LE Microphone
  • Wood Microphone Box
  • Power Supply
  • 8-Pin Screw-on Cable Assembly
  • Shock Mount
  • Locking Padded Flight Case
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A closer look

22 47 LE Front
22 47 LE Side
22 47 LE Back
22 47 LE Inside Split
22 47 LE Shock Mount
22 47 LE  Inside Top
22 47 LE Full Kit
22 47 LE connector
22 47 LE Wood Box
8-Pin Cable

    Features

    A few details that make the 22 47 LE so special

    22 47 LE Tube Mic Conector
    Heavy-duty medical grade 8-pin screw-on connector and cable system
    22 47 LE EF12 Tube
    Vintage EF12 Stahlröhren steel jacketed vacuum tube. Replacement and spare tubes can be ordered here: EF12 Vintage Tube
    22 47 LE Capsule
    34mm Center-terminated condenser capsule
    22 47 LE Board
    Hand-soldered through-hole component circuit board.
    22 47 LE Transformer
    Custom wound output transformer
    Peluso Tube Mic Power Supply
    Power supply unit controls 9 indexed polar patterns, included. Replacements can be purchased here: MX-56
    8-Pin Cable

    Our 20' heavy duty 8-pin connector cable comes with microphone purchase. Replacement cable can be ordered here: 8-Pin Cable

    22 47 LE Hard Mount
    The Peluso Hard Mount is a popular accessory with this microphone.  A hard mount is easy to use and firmly secures your 22 47 LE microphone to the mic stand!
    22 47 LE Vintage Pop
    The 47/49 Pop Filter is a popular accessory with this microphone.  A good pop filter will keep the capsule clean and reduce plosives.

      22 47 LE Technical Info

      Detailed specifications

      22 47 LE Frequency Response

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      22 47 LE Technical Data

      • Capsule Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient, 34mm, center terminated
      • Frequency Range: 20Hz/22Khz
      • Polar Pattern: 9 - Switchable from omni- to bi-directional
      • Sensitivity: 12 mv/pa
      • Impedance: 200 ohms
      • SPL: 140 dB
      • Equivalent Noise: 16 dB(A)
      • Tube Type: EF12 Stahlröhren (Steel Tube)
      • Power Requirements: Dedicated Power Supply, 115V or 230V AC
      • Size: 59.5mm x 235mm
      • Weight: 855g

      Media

      Our community of artists, engineers, and reviewers have been busy putting the 22 47 LE through its paces. We present the following content to help you better understand the unique nature of this microphone.

      22 47 LE YouTube Playlist

      The 22 47 LE was used on the following sources in this playlist:  A host of Country's top vocalists sing with it in the 'Forever Country' video.  Ben Lee's Guitar and vocals are both captured using it in the popular 'Catch My Disease.'  The Rasta vocals on 'Ol' Skool Vibes. Upright bass in Taarka's 'Home.'
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      Spotify 22 47 LE Playlist

      This is a collection of fully produced songs on Spotify that employ the Peluso 22 47 LE.
      It was used for the following:

      • Forever Country: Vocals for a host of Country's top artists including: Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba, Dierks Bentley, Brett Eldredge, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Ronnie Milsap, Kacey Musgraves, & Trisha Yearwood
      • Ben Lee's Catch My Disease: Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
      • Lonesome River Band's Your Memory wins again:  Van Atkins' Vocal
      • Ol' Skool Vibes: Vocal
      • October Skies: Guitar
      • Better Days: Vocals

      SoundCloud Content Samples

      These SoundCloud samples provided here are intended to provide examples of the selected microphone in use on specific sources and vocals. Some samples are provided both inside a mix and as isolated raw tracks. These samples are available for high resolution download to be experienced within your own listening environment and signal chain. We give credit and thanks to the artists who have provided these! If you find this helpful and have a sample you'd like to include please contact us!

      Reviews

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      The 22 47 LE is my vocal microphone of choice. I’ve been specializing of late, it seems, in producing female vocalists, and this mic shines in this application. I’ve also used it successfully with male singers. I’ve used it on acoustic guitars and tenor saxophone. It has brilliant and smooth highs. There’s a sheen present, but it’s not harsh. Its low end is lovely, and the sound is reminiscent of the original steel-tubed Neumann U 47. It’s got great, great body.
      -Henry Robinett, TapeOp Issue #62

      Reviews

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      Singing into this thing is nothing short of revelatory. Sonically, the 2247 LE has all the tube warmth and pleasant response you may be familiar with if you have ever encountered a U47 in the wild, but the newness of the microphone and it’s components give it a crispness that takes it above and beyond. You can’t help but feel like this is what U47’s would have sounded like out of the box, back before they were vintage.
      -Mixdown Magazine Australia

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