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FLEA Microphones FLEA 49
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Actually this mic is an exact replica of the U47. It is equipped with F7 capsule – our exact replica of M7 capsule, our replica of BV8 transformer and TELEFUNKEN EF12, EF14 or VF14 tubes. In fact, they are the same tubes with different heating. Especially we focus on EF12 tube as we consider its sound character closest to original. Of course, the price depends on the type of tube.

Those of you who have knowledge of prices know that the price of a good VF14 tube can reach 1,500€, so it is obvious that this mic is not a cheap thing. But this mic is possible to use for almost everything and always sounds perfect. Of course, there are a few exceptions, but only a fool would position this mic 5 cm from the kick-drumhead of a heavy metal drummer.

The body is duraluminium and is nickel plated. The grille is available in two versions: glossy chrome or matt nickel. The whole set comprises the mic in wooden box, cable, shockmount and power supply. You can choose from two PSUs, modern one or the copy of the vintage style PSU (see the gallery). The other option of this microphone is: FLEA Magnum – fitted with F47/49 capsule. This mic holds opened top end and more sensitivity.

You can achieve great results of record if you use Magnum for ambient miking.


To Flea or not to Flea?

Hello FLEA freaks, What would you like to know? Here I use FLEA 47 and FLEA 49. Both are outstanding and true to the original sound. Ie.--47 is thick below with sparkle in the highs. Midrange boost is thick and authentic. Mic sounds old just like it should. Has that pillowy bottom the OP seeks. My FLEA...

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U67 vs Flea 47 vs Wunder CM7 GS fund one of the above mics. :) Cheers, Dan P.S. If anyone is interested, I also did test clips through an 87Ai, Flea 49, Telefunken 251, C12, and a Gefell of some description (I think a CMV563) - I'd be happy to post them too for reference!

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Let’s talk M49 clones

Amazing and not only the mic. Bravo! It was a pleasure to listen to

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