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Neumann reissues legendary U 47 fet mic

Production has been resumed according to the original documents and schematics for new Collectors' Edition

Neumann has released a new ‘Collectors’ Edition’ of its classic ’70s studio mic, the U 47 fet.

The U 47 fet, the transistorised successor of the U 47, permitted the processing of very high sound pressure levels and could, for example, be positioned directly in front of loud amps. An icon of the 1970s and ’80s, the mic ontributed to many highly successful recordings, including records by AC/DC, Kate Bush, Bruce Springsteen, REM, Dire Straits and Metallica.

For the new Collectors’ Edition, production has been resumed according to the original documents and schematics. A high-quality wooden case with special packaging is also supplied, along with an individual certificate with the serial number of the microphone.

“Today, many new musical currents are defining themselves through the possibilities of digital production technology,” says Wolfgang Fraissinet, president of Neumann Berlin. “The relaunch of the U 47 fet now provides the opportunity of using epoch-making technologies from different decades side by side.

“Vintage sound meets the modern world – providing ideal conditions for the realisation of new creative soundscapes.”