Telefunken U47 (Neumann)

Truly stunning U47 with K47 capsule, plus original M7 capsule & M stamped VF14 tube. An incredible lot in exceptional original condition and excellent working order.

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PRICE: $22,650.10 (No Added VAT)



Truly stunning Telefunken U47 with its original M7 capsule and M stamped VF14 tube. An incredible lot in exceptional original condition and excellent working order.

Includes original power supply, original case, original cables and original shockmount.

Two optional super-rare spares are available – an extra original output transformer, plus a tested VF14 tube still in the original box. These can be added to help ensure a long healthy life for the mic.



    1. This is a brokerage item located in the USA (New York). See below for more information about shipping, tax etc.
    2. This sale includes various accessories within the main lot, plus the option to purchase some extras. All info on what is included is below.


A Telefunken / Neumann U47 for sale in exceptional, collector-grade condition inside and out. The mic itself has the original M stamped VF14 tube as well as original output transformer. The mic was checked out by the seller’s tech a month ago.  Power supply is still healthy and strong and all caps / resistors etc. are within spec. 

CAPSULE: Note that since these photos were taken the original M7 capsule pictured has been replaced with a K47 capsule. The M7 capsule is in great condition – it was replaced because of a slight lack of top end, but it could be restored and is included in the sale. The K47 capsule came from the seller’s own collection of extra parts for U47s.

One power resistor was changed when the entire system was inspected by Neumann mic guru Tom Onofrio. Photos of the work done and receipt will be added to this listing shortly (or can be supplied to the buyer).

Both the mic and spare tube have been tested (for a few days each) and are extremely quiet and full bodied. As the seller said: “Since we have just about every top shelf Neumann here to compare to I’d vote that we’re a good judge on these things. We have  three U67s, an M249, another U47 that’s a short body Neumann branded one and many other condenser or small diaphragm Neumanns.”
[Demo recordings of the mic will be added to this listing in the next few days or can be sent to the purchaser prior to shipping if required.]

The microphone is located in New York and local inspection / testing is possible.

Neumann Telefunken U 47 Buyers Guide –


  • Telefunken U47 with K47 capsule
  • loaded with M stamped VF14 tube
  • original M7 capsule
  • matching original case
  • original power supply
  • original cables
  • original shockmount



  • Spare, boxed VF14 tube – £3650
  • Spare original output transformer – £900

These spares are not essential but will certainly help to ensure a long life for the microphone. The tube is boxed and unused; it has been tested and found to be in excellent condition. The output transformer is also in excellent condition and working well. Both of these items are detailed at the end of the (very long!) photo set.

If you wish to add these items please let us know and we will send a separate order.



This item is a brokerage sale and it is located in the USA. Shipping will be invoiced directly by the owner (nothing will be added at checkout). If you need a quote for this prior to purchase please let us know.

IMPORTANT: Buyers outside the USA need to be aware that you will need to pay import tax on this item!


See many detailed photos to assess the condition of all the parts of the mic inside and out, plus the accessories and optional extras.


Zero rated for VAT.

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