Telefunken AK-47 MKII Large-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

Large Diaphragm Multi-pattern Condenser Tube Mic with Shockmount, Power Supply, and Wooden Case
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Classic Tube-mic Character Packed into a Dependable Modern Mic

Add classic tube-mic character to your studio with the Telefunken AK-47 MkII tube condenser microphone. Three polar patterns and six intermediate stages make the AK47 MkII a real studio workhorse. You get the best of both worlds: outstanding detail plus classic richness. This mic sports a genuine NOS Telefunken EF-732 tube and a custom output transformer for detail and sound that recalls historic U-47 and U-48 mics, so you know you're getting authentic performance. The AK47 MkII comes complete with a wooden case and a shockmount.

Telefunken AK-47 II Tube Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
  • Top-of-the-line components provide great sound
  • Real tube-fired tone that will impress
  • Variable polar patterns offer recoding flexibility
Top-of-the-line components provide great sound

Telefunken mics are renowned for both their top-flight build quality and their usefulness in the studio. The Telefunken AK-47 MkII tube condenser mic is no exception. This fantastic tube condenser works amazingly well on an array of sources, including vocals, stringed instruments, drums, and even saxophones. Using a European-made reissue transformer, the Telefunken AK-47 MkII delivers classic tube mic sounds reminiscent of vintage U-47 mics. This coupled with its custom large diaphragm deliver an extended low end and smoother, more open highs.

Real tube-fired tone that will impress

You can't deny the warmth of tube-driven mics. You'll love the warm and detailed, accurate sound that the Telefunken AK-47 MkII gives you, thanks to its tube design and NOS EF-732 tube. Get that elusive tube mic sound with the Telefunken AK-47 MkII tube condenser microphone.

Variable polar patterns offer recoding flexibility

Not just a one-trick pony, the Telefunken AK-47 MkII tube condenser microphone's power supply features switchable polar patterns. You get omni, cardioid, figure 8, and 6 other intermediate stages. In other words, no matter what you're miking, the AK-47 MkII has a polar pattern to maximize it. Use the omni pattern to catch the sound of a great room or a group of singers, cardioid to reject unwanted sounds, and figure 8 is great for mid-side recording. The versatile and flexible Telefunken AK-47 MkII tube condenser mic is ready for any session.

Telefunken AK-47 II Tube Condenser Microphone Features:
  • The smooth top end and warm sound that only a tube mic can deliver
  • Selectable omni, cardioid, figure 8, and 6 other intermediate polar pattern stages
  • BV8 transformer is an accurate reproduction of the classic U-47 transformer
  • Microphone-grade NOS EF-732 tube delivers stellar sound and performance
  • Incredibly realistic and detailed sound reproduction
  • Includes a power supply, shockmount, and wooden box
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Bring the warm sound of tubes to your mic locker with the Telefunken AK-47 MkII tube condenser microphone.

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8
Diaphragm Size 1"
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 125dB
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Self Noise 16dB (A weighted)
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 1.69 lbs.
Included Accessories Shockmount, Wood Box
Manufacturer Part Number AK47 MKII

Customer Reviews

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5/5

This thing just makes everything sound better

I'm usually very picky when it comes to mics. I had read great things about the 47 and when I was looking to upgrade from my avantone CV-12 I'd had for years, I chose to go with the telefunken. I've always been of the mindset that you get to be a pro golfer just using a 7 iron and the day you take out a full bag you'll instantly stand out as a great. I felt the same way with the 47. If you don't feel you can put togeather great albums or engineer any source well with a few 57s, NT1As and your interface pre's you shouldn't buy this mic or any at that. Get great with what you have and when you can't possibly get any better to the point you feel held back, take the plunge and go with the AK47. Mind Blown
Music background: Producer, Engineer, Writer, Arranger, Multi Instrumentalist
5/5

IN LOVE!

I have a small collection of mics! Some are even more expensive than this one... I still alway choose this one!I love it for female vocal, its my secret weapon!If you buy this i recommend to order the CUSTOM WALNUT, it just not look awesome, it sound awesome too! My seller Alex campos is the best! Thank you sweetwater and Alex for this.
Music background: Berklee
5/5

amazing

amazing for guitar vocal and drums record
5/5

Truly awesome tech support

As previously stated, this mic is first-class at its price point and definitely worthy of your consideration. But allow me to offer a review of Telefunken tech support. Bar none, they are among the best out there IMHO and I have dealt with many music equipment manufacturers over the past few decades. They very kindly helped customize my AK-47 mkII to achieve the sound I want at minimal cost. It has been true pleasure working with them every step of the way. They actually care about the result, which seems to be a rare commodity out there. So if tech support is important to you, rest assured Telefunken will impress!
Music background: Gearhead
5/5

Beautiful

This is the dark horse of the Telefunken line. Open and crisp in the top end without ever sounding harsh or strident, and no low/mid mud to be heard of. Works on every voice I've used it on so far, and is fantastic on acoustic guitar. It doesn't get the same attention as the likes of the 251 and U47, or it's cousin, the AR-51, but that's just fine with me, because this mic is now my secret weapon. You will record a vocal and find yourself realizing that EQ and compression are often not even necessary. This is a beautiful microphone all-around, and comes very, very close to a certain well-regarded mic from Sony, that costs about $8000 more...

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Ashton Vaudt

The AK-47 MKII was a great way way for me to enter the world of Telefunken microphones. There’s no shortage of silky smooth goodness when I use it. When put it in front of any source, I trust it to deliver instant presence and clarity. And with nine polar patterns to choose from, it became an instant staple in my mic locker.
See also: Condenser Mics, Telefunken, Telefunken Condenser Microphones, Telefunken Condenser Microphones