SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

Vintage FET Condenser Mic

Next Batch:May 2024

(22 customer reviews)

Original price was: $790.00.Current price is: $690.00.

We are proud to introduce the Stam Audio SA-47F, an exact replica of the vintage Neumann U 47 FET microphone.

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A replica of one of the most legendary FET microphones

We are proud to introduce the Stam Audio SA-47F, an exact replica of the vintage Neumann U 47 FET microphone. By strictly following the original schematic and using premium components, we have managed to recreate the wide dynamic range, detailed sound, and huge headroom of the original that has been used as the industry standard for kick drums, bass, and vocals by the most respected engineers over the past 40 years.


The SA-47F is made with premium components

Since the capsule and transformer represent 90% of the microphone’s tone, we decided to take extra care and use the best components available. After auditioning all combinations of capsules and transformers, we found that we could get the closest to the sound of the original 47-FET with the Italian-made Braingasm Lab K47 and the UK made Sowter 6:1 output transformer. The very high quality sound of both these components, along with premium polystyrene and tantalum capacitors, make this microphone ideal for percussion, kick drums, bass, and vocals. Like the original, the SA-47F can capture powerful sounds with fidelity, and no distortion.


100% satisfaction guarantee – if you don’t love your SA-47F, we’ll refund you

If you’ve used an original vintage U 47 FET before, we’re extremely confident the SA-47F will put a big smile on your face every time you use it.

However, if you’ve never touched the original before, as gear-lovers ourselves, we understand that the only way to really know if this FET microphone is for you, is to put it through its paces. That’s why the SA-47F comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. This allows you to get it into your studio and see how it impacts your recordings. If you love it (and we think you will!), great…keep the unit and create amazing music with it. If not, no problems. Just send it back to us and we’ll fully refund your purchase. Don’t worry, whichever way you decide to go we will remain friends.

Technical Specs

  • Italian made K47 capsule (Braingasm)
  • Sowter Output Transformer (NOS AMI FET 47 available per request)
  • Tantalum capacitors
  • Original U47 FET solid-state circuit and schematic
  • Aluminum body
  • 3 pin connector
  • 20Hz – 20kHz frequency response
  • Flight case
  • Hand made in Chile
  • 2 year warranty
  • 30 day money back guarantee

22 reviews for SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

  1. jorgenberg

    Love this mic, I usually use it for kick out, it has that sound you’ll expect from a U-47, meaty and lovely low end. But it also shines on vocals!

  2. Ian

    The Stam 47FET is truly incredible. It gives me “that” kick sound as heard on countless hit records, and also happens to sound amazing on vocals. The depth on male vocals is awesome, and it’s fat and smooth without the low end dominating. An absolute no brainer for $599.

  3. thesleepywest

    This may be everyone’s go-to kick drum mic, but it is by no means a one-trick-pony. I love it on vocal, acoustic guitar, even piano room mic. If you told me this mic cost over $1,000 I wouldn’t blink an eye. For only $590, everyone needs (at least) one SA-47F.

  4. José J. Becerra

    My kick drum sounds brutal with this mic, One of my best investments.

  5. Dan Sherwood

    This microphone is gorgeous. Thus far I’ve used it on the resonant head of a kick, as a mono overhead, and on vocals. Incredible detail and range without being fatiguing.

  6. Ben

    The SA-47F is the first Stam product I purchased and I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly it arrived (2 weeks, all the way to the U.S. from Chile), the exceptional build quality, and of course the most important factor of all — how it sounds! I had heard that 47 FETs were most engineers go-to outside kick mics and now I know why. The SA-47F literally gets used on every drum recording now. It’s equally good on bass amp and yet it’s got enough detail to even work on male vocals! At this price point, it’s an absolute no brainer.

  7. Sonic Circuitry

    Wonderful microphone. As expected from a U47FET clone, the lows are great: works very well on a bass cab for example. The highs are quite smooth as well, but still very detailed. I’ve made a few demo’s of the sounds on YouTube:

    The build quality feels very solid as well, and the shockmount is also very good and sturdy: Way better than the shockmount that comes with the AKG 414 for example.

  8. CDiscman

    Brilliant microphone. Sounds epic on kick drums as one would expect but is also great for vocals.

  9. Frankie

    Very nice Mic , we have a vintage 47 fet at the studio so I can compare , the stam is just a tad brighter but then again the neumann is old and there probably some dirt on it from the years ( that vintage tone haha) great mic for a lot of purposes ( not just kick 😉 ) like everything from stam , top notch !!! Well worth the wait . U go Joshua keep making that kick ass gear

  10. Adam Nolly Getgood

    I’ve found the SA-47F to be the perfect snare bottom mic for an explosive and aggressive sounding snare without being harsh or grating. It’s become my go-to!

  11. Chris Chorney

    The Stam SA-47F is a fantastic mic. This exceeded our expectations. The sound is full and clear with a great low end. We use this on kick, vocals and guitar through the Stam 1073MPA. It just sounds correct – and musical. We usually combine this mic (outside) with a D6 (inside) the kick. Just ordered another one too. I can’t think of a more solid investment.

    Things we love: The sturdy build and heft, decent shock mount system, sound quality especially the way it handles the kick drum, its musicality and usefulness on many sources.

    Thanks Stam!

    Analog Rock Machine Studio
    Honolulu, HI

  12. Leviss (BREVIS recording studio)

    Fantastic work! Awesome on vocal, acoustic guitar, Drum mono room. Versatile and beautiful microphone. Thanks for your work.

  13. JC Lamson

    When the SA47FET arrived, there was something rattling inside the grill. Josh got me in touch with Stam’s service guy in the USA -it took about a week to get the repaired unit back. So… one of my worries about buying gear from Chile and getting the gear serviced was satisfied. Over the years I found every company is great when they’re trying to get your $’s, but how they respond to a problem really tells what kind of company you’re dealing with and Stam Audio is TOP NOTCH!! As far as actual use the mic was initially for use on kick & bass cabinet and for both it is incredible!! It’s my ‘go to’ for both now. This past weekend I used it on an upright bass HOLY SH!T!!! The detail, definition, silkiness & articulation was breathtaking!! A GREAT mic from a GREAT company!! Kudos Josh!!

  14. JC Lamson

    Initially used on a kick (external in front), have since used it on a bass cabinet and and upright bass. Incredible!!! As said in earlier reviews, it’s musical!! What else needs to be said…

  15. Jamie Sitar

    I’ve got a lot of mileage out this microphone! It really does all of the 47fet tricks. Kick drums, bass cabs, brass, and brash singers all get the royal treatment. Smooth top end and BEEFY bottom while being super-tight. Oh, and it’s fraction of the price of something with an “N” badge.

  16. Cactus Studios

    Amazing all around… a must… everything sound good with this mic. Stam rules!!!!

  17. Jamie Sitar

    I wrote a glowing review of the MK1 version of this mic and needed a second for some larger tracking situations. Now I have a MK2 as well, and I have to say that Stam improved on an already great product! Sure the looks are more “classic”, but the detail in the top end is improved without loosing the smooth sound. The addition of the pad and roll off is also very handy. It was a long wait, but Josh was taking his time to get things right. Now if only Stam would do some KM84 clones….

  18. Patrick Vyvyan

    I’d heard very positive comments about Stam Audio, but never in my wildest imagination thought Joshua was based in Chile, and not only Chile, but Viña del Mar, a very attractive coastal resort with spectacular beaches. As I live only about 150 km away, a visit was essential! I bought both this SA-47 FET and a SA-87. I am absolutely delighted with both, still exploring the differences for voices, instruments and bass/guitar amps. We recorded some acoustic guitar using the 47 on bridge and the 87 in figure-of-eight on the frets – WOW! Hours of quality fun ahead with these two beasts!

  19. Riccardo Mazza

    An amazing mic!! I already own a SA-47, a SA-800 and a SA-87 and like all STAM mics also the SA-47FET is absolutely state of the art. Perfect on kick out, bass amp, female vocals.

  20. Raj Natarajan

    What an awesome mic this is! I have already recorded many guitar and bass tracks with this mic. Sounds crisp and warm. Really transparent, the true sound that I had been yearning to get, and this mic does it! I recorded an acoustic 12-string tracks the other day, wow, this mic made a ton of difference. Makes my tracks standout in the mix easily! I highly recommend!!!

  21. s.m.jozsa

    The SA-47F is fantastic alternative for the SA-47 Tube, in case you want less colour for your vocal tracks. It’s an amazing microphone for basically everything, but it’s unbeatable for vocals, acoustic guitar and bass drum. Again, great job, guys!

  22. Dionysis Kotsakis

    In my mic collection I have a Telefunken U47 and an AKG C12VR. I have to say that SA-47 fet is the perfect companion to the other two mics. It gives me what the other two mics can not give. Honestly, this mic is incredible. It’s at the same level with the other two mics that cost me 12.000 + 7.000 = 19.000 euros. SA-47 fet is the best fet mic I ever tested. It gives you all the things you expect from a fet mic. Compare to my U47 more punchy in the low and and more defined. Less character, but this is what you need sometimes. In bass cabinets sounds incredible. Also amazing in guitar cabinets. Shines with a V72 and a V76. Best value for money purchase I ever made. Built like a tank. I can’t recommend it more!

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