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.

Select Currency

You missed it!


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.

Voltage Information

See description for more information.


Zero rated for VAT.


Just wanted to say thank you so much for your pinch roller and echo tape. I've had a space echo for years, been sent to a shop in NYC and it never worked quite right. After installing the roller and tape, my echo works like a dream. Really incredible expertise you all have! Thank you.

Andrew Potter

I have been buying vintage stuff for a long time from resellers/stores/techs. I've never been so surprised and pleased after opening! Just received a Roland RE-201 and VX55 mixer, they look and sound amazing! Thanks to Tony/Declan for the service and the Soundgas team will be back!

Dong Yun Seok

“The Space Echo made its way to me - it looks and sounds beyond dreams, thanks guys for your great service and communication.”

Julius Bonson

“Imagine the perfect eBay.... with everything you never knew you wanted… and you can rest assured that your vintage and rare wobbly sound device will turn up on time and in one piece and possibly in even better condition that when it left the workshop. Soundgas - literally amazing."

Josh Lloyd-Watson & Tom McFarland - Jungle

"The packing job to get it over to the US was superb, and the sound and performance of my Space Echo exceeds all of my expectations. I hope to do business with Soundgas again in the future. Many thanks!”

Rhett Daily

Fantastic. From initial contact to the product landing at my door the service provided was outstanding. Safe and secure shipping, quality serviced product.

Tom Johnston

"Excellent equipment, wonderful service. I fully recommend Soundgas to anyone in the vintage gear market and I will definitely be a return customer. The gear itself was exactly as advertised and in great condition."

Hallam Kite

“I’ve bought a number of items from Soundgas recently, and have been really impressed with their service. It takes the stress out of buying vintage gear to know it’s been properly (and faithfully) serviced or restored. Their after-sales service has also been exemplary. Highly recommended.”

David Wrench

“I purchased a completely overhauled vintage valve Binson Echorec 2 T7E modified with varispeed, wet-only output, and a new paint job from Soundgas in early 2018. Tony and his team did an amazing job during every step of the purchase”

Matt Morton

"When you are spending big money of vintage gear it's nice to have the confidence of impeccable service, sales and support... some of the best in the industry! Impeccable people, incredible equipment… my poor poor fiancé"

James DLR - Sofa Sound/Metalheadz

“If you are a vintage audio gear head then this is the place you have been looking for all your life. Pretty much any piece of classic or obscure kit that you are after is available here... But the clincher for me is that the gear they sell has been restored by their top techs (unless otherwise noted) which is really very important when dealing with, for example, synths from 30 years ago.”

Lincoln Barrett / High Contrast

"Engaging with old gear can sometimes be filled with a lot of uncertainty, and I can't imagine what more could be done to reduce this aspect of it on top of the service you provide. Really phenomenal and I couldn't be happier."

Stephen Voinea

“I have bought two Moog synths from Soundgas over the past year, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about their selection of vintage products, the level of service, diligent responses to email, and expedient shipping with copious protective packaging. Soundgas is an impressive operation. My synths also sound amazing! These folks have made my vintage keyboard dreams come true in short order!”

J Yates

Grabbed a Roland RE-201 (early edition killer pre-amp) and Roland DC-50. Absolutely STUNNING. These guys truly live up to the hype. They are meticulous in caring for the gear. Also, I have a few guitar pedal and plug-in emulations of tape-echo sounds and after plugging in the real unit I can't tell you how insane the difference is. It is incredible. Especially that tone from the early pre-amp! I am totally amazed. I am in heaven :) They made it safely to Nashville from the UK and were packed really really well! Thank you so much!! Worth every penny.

Chance Allen

"Still in shock! Can not believe how good the seller is. This product was inspected, and shipped from the UK to the USA quicker than orders from my home state. Highly recommend these guys."

Thomas Tedesco

"Yes, sure, you can find a Space Echo on eBay, but you won’t find one like this — that’s certain. I am so pleased with my decision to buy from Soundgas, and suggest you stop your search now and just send them a message. You will undoubtedly find yourself writing an ecstatic review about yours in short time."

Ben Evolo

Purchased a Juno-60 and it works beautifully. Having gotten one teched before, I knew it was worth paying a premium to get it future proofed and Soundgas does just that. Shipped professionally from the UK to USA. Appreciate their expertise and professional demeanor!

Eric Cullen

"Soundgas has an unbelievable selection of the cool, old stuff that’s hard to find. Tony knows his stuff and goes out of his way to make sure the transaction is a smooth one. Thanks guys!"

Tucker Martine - Flora Recording

"Finally, a company that tracks down all those brilliant curiosities that bring so much character and personality to a studio."

Matthew Herbert

"Packed with love and care. A stampede couldn't have crushed this thing. Works great and sounds like a dream. I love you Soundgas."

Ben Van Vlissingen

As good as it gets. Tony, Dec and team have been incredible, prompt communication, great advice and outstanding service. It really felt like my Polysix came from a loving home.

Ben Parm

“The perfect place to hear, learn about and then buy your most wanted piece of vintage music gear! I've not only managed to buy a rare piece of equipment I really wanted, but I have the guarantee it's been serviced, and I got it from people who are clearly passionate and knowledgeable about what they do, as well as super friendly and responsive by email. Thoroughly recommended!”

Colleen / Cécile Schott

"Soundgas offer a great service, sourcing esoteric gear that works great."

Tom Rowlands - Chemical Brothers

"Soundgas provided the absolutely top service in terms of item quality as well as service and communication. Shipping was fast, packing was top notch. These people deserve the best reputation they already have. Many many thanks, guys."

Dupille Luc

"808 is up and running. It’s hard to stop playing it. Like even to eat. Extending testing is quality control and the quality of your stuff combined with customer service is one of the reasons Soundgas is so successful in my opinion."

Brett R

“If not a new language, then at least a very challenging, old dialect that will take me some time to assimilate. I’ve been waiting a long time for the challenge. Thank you @soundgasltd, she’s a beaut...and nobody prepares and packs like you fine folks.”

Justin Meldal-Johnsen

"DREAM. COME. TRUE. My music has taken me around the world a few times...and if you are like me and absolutely adore vintage gear...Soundgas is the stuff of LEGENDS. It's the shop that people like us search for our whole lives- fantastic and rare selections, and the technical know-how to repair and or mod these vintage items to get them into shape to flow with your modern setup."

Tom Gossin

"Just received my Roland RS 505 Paraphonic! Thanks so much - arrived very promptly, well packaged, in great condition and sounds amazing! Best seller."

Koko Hiras


The Weird and the Wonderful – An Auction Update

The Weird and the Wonderful – An Auction Update

We can't stop here, this is bat country! Our next auction (November 22nd) features some head-turning, show-stopping synths, however we also wanted to put the spotlight...

PUBLISHED: 21st Nov 2023

Teaching Machines Wellspring Reverb Review

Teaching Machines Wellspring Reverb Review

Tony takes a dive into the new Welsh-made Wellspring Stereo Reverb and comes up with a very big smile on his face.

PUBLISHED: 17th Oct 2023



We stand behind our gear with a guarantee of your satisfaction - see the FAQ section above for full details and buy with complete confidence.


When buying more than one item you only pay the shipping on the item with the highest shipping cost. Calculated automatically at checkout.


Get in touch via the contact page. We know & love our gear and we want to ensure you get something that matches your needs (that, and we just like talking gear).

Select your currency