The Advanced Audio CM47 fet presents a remarkably full, very clean and well-defined sound that is perfectly suited to recording close vocals or instruments in the studio, as well as to live and dialogue applications.
The CM47 fet is a large-diaphragm cardiod/omni-only condenser microphone based on the famous Neumann U-47 fet design. It features a capsule with dual 5-micron diaphragms and a Class A amplifier coupled into a transformer-balanced output. It also features a de-emphasis circuit that reduces sibilance.
32mm 5-micron dual-diaphragm capsule
Omni and cardioid pickup patterns, switched from the body
Class A fet/discrete transformer-coupled circuit
-10dB pad switched from rear body
Frequency response: 25Hz to 20kHz
Distortion: 0.5% @ 125dB
Impedance: <200 ohms
Noise: -17dB (A-weighted)
Now offered with a heavy duty shock mount
Aluminum road case
I bought the CM47 tube from Dave... He's a great guy and I'm very happy with my buy. A friend bought 2 CM47 Fet from him and they are also great.
So I own a AA CM47 FET, a Stellar CM-6 and a 3U Warbler IV and I am just happy that these great tools are available and affordable for those of use on a budget. I think the education that this thread has provided and the knowledge that the posters have is invaluable...
...makes a better cap than AKG does currently. Pre 1990 AGK is a huge step up in quality and cost. two CM47fet are within budget. Ribbons. Cascade makes some decent lower cost ribbons. Take a look at recording hacks big ribbon shootout. The Cascade mic's performed well at that price point. There are samples as drum...
This is a review for the fet version of this mic. There is also a tube version, which seems to be well thought of. It is a loose emulation of the classic Neumann U47. For the tube model, there is an optional capsule which I understand is closer to the real deal. I have used other U47 fet clones and...
To all serious engineers who are curious as to the build quality and audio awesomeness of Dave Thomas's Advanced audio creations.. READ ON!
I've spent years assisting and engineering in a studio that boasts an impressive Mic locker. The typical Neumann, staple AKG's, and the most beloved dynamic...
The CM47fet is really great at capturing vocals, even in a not so good recording environment. The vocal sound it captures is detailed and it’s neither muddy nor harsh. It just sits well in the mix. It also has great headroom. It kind of produces a "vintage" sound. It has a very clean sound, but...