Las Vegas (September 12, 2005)–TransAudio Group, U.S. distributor for Soundelux Microphones, will introduce the manufacturer’s new E47C tube condenser microphone at the AES Convention in New York next month. According to TransAudio Group, the new Soundelux E47C faithfully recreates the cherished “cardioid only” characteristics of the original 1950s era German tube 47, which was typically used almost exclusively in that mode.
Like the original, the E47C displays a signature proximity effect that is suitable for close-worked male and female vocals. Offering 12dB of boost at 100Hz when used at a one-inch working distance, the original 47 is synonymous with big vocals. When working at a greater distance, the signature head grille sound of the tube 47 produced a sound that made it a go-to mic for engineers recording everything from brass-heavy jazz big bands to more intimate ensembles of any instrumentation. The E47C is said to likewise bring a warm tone to cello, violin and acoustic or electric bass, and “an astounding impact to individual drums or entire kits.” A solo singer playing acoustic guitar may be recorded with just one E47C.
At $4,250, the new E47C costs about half of the current market value of the original classic, and features a NOS Telefunken Large Plate EF814k tube, a N470 power supply, custom 20-foot Soundelux cable between the power supply and mic, and 47 suspension clamp-type shockmount with wood box. Replacement parts are readily available.
Soundelux Microphones are distributed by TransAudio Group, founded by Brad Lunde. TransAudio Group’s product lines include AEA (USA), ATC (UK), Brauner (Germany), Daking (USA), Drawmer (UK), George Massenburg Labs (USA), Metric Halo (USA), Mission Pro (UK), Soundelux (USA), SoundField (UK), and Z-Systems (USA).