Singular Audio has introduced the f-48 microphone, a large diaphragm FET condenser microphone. The capsule is a K-47 type, the same type found in the famous U47 FET microphone from Neumann.
The microphone offers a very smooth top end with a mid forward sound. It is described as being very pleasing on all kinds of sources, and especially vocals. Always full and never harsh.
Only the best components are used, with resistors hand matched for the best performance. This microphone features an amplification circuit with a vintage NOS fet, manually calibrated for best sound.
Inspired by a vintage Neumann circuit, this design generates a defined and crisp sound without hyped high end. In audio, often simple circuits and designs work well. This mic is very reminiscent of a u47 fet, but has a slightly warmer sound with more harmonics. It also has low self noise of 15dBA.
The microphone features a 6.5:1 output transformer, for extra smooth tones, a flattering transient response and mojo. An internal switch allows for both cardioid and omni pattern operation.
The f-48 microphones are hand built in small batches. The first units will be priced at 495 EUR, excl. shipping. After that the units are going to cost 595 EUR.
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