Hand-Built Mic Offers Vintage Sound

Singular Audio's f-48 mic features a k-47 type capsule      10/09/20

Singular Audio has introduced the f-48 microphone which they describe as "Vintage sound in a modern package, hand built by an audio engineer."  Here's the details direct from the company...

The f-48 is a large diaphragm fet condenser microphone. The capsule is a k-47 type, the same type found in the famous u47 fet microphone. It has a very smooth top end, with a mid forward sound. 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.

These microphones are hand built in small batches. These first units are going to be priced at 495 euros, excl. shipping. After that the units are going to cost 595 euros.

You can see more demo videos on Singular Audio's YouTube channel.

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