Approximate reading time: 2 Minutes
Singular Audio f-48

Singular Audio f-48  ·  Source: Singular Audio

Singular Audio f-48

Singular Audio f-48  ·  Source: Singular Audio

Singular Audio f-48

Singular Audio f-48  ·  Source: Singular Audio

Singular Audio has announced the f-48 large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone. With its K47 capsule design, it’s similar to the famous U47 FET, but not a clone. It’s also surprisingly affordable for a microphone built in small batches in the Netherlands!

Singular Audio f-48

If you’re looking for a large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone, there’s now an interesting new option. The new f-48 from Singular Audio seems to tick all the boxes. According to the manufacturer, it features the same K47-type capsule design used in the famous U47 FET and popular copycats like the Warm Audio WA-47jr and United Studio Technologies UT 47FET. It’s not a carbon copy of the U47, however, as Singular Audio points out. They say that the f-48 uses a simpler circuit design with fewer components overall, which results in a slightly warmer sound with more harmonics.

With a forward mid range and smooth top end, the f-48 works well on a wide range of sources, but especially vocals, Singular Audio claims. The microphone offers switchable cardiod and omni polar patterns.

Singular Audio f-48

The f-48 features a vintage NOS transformer

According to Singular Audio, the f-48 is built from high-quality components. The microphone features a 6.5:1 output transformer. The amplification circuit is based on a manually calibrated, vintage NOS FET. The resistors are hand-matched for optimal performance, the manufacturer says. Add to this the fact that the f-48 is hand-built in small batches, and the rather affordable price comes as a very pleasant surprise!

Price and availability

You can order the f-48 on the manufacturer’s website. There’s a special offer for early adopters: Microphones from first batch are EUR 495 (that’s about GBP 448 / USD 580), although Singular Audio doesn’t say how many mics are in that batch. Beginning with the second run, the price will be EUR 595 (GBP 539 / USD 697), which is still surprisingly affordable for a handmade microphone from Europe. Shipping is not included and 21% VAT will be added to orders from within the EU.

More information

Videos

YouTube

By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

YouTube

By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

YouTube

By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

YouTube

By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *