Classic Studio Microphone Workhorse
Hand-built in the USA, the UT FET47 symbolizes several years of R&D, testing, and engineering, offering an unparalleled level of quality and craftsmanship to the end-user at an asking price to die for. Featuring a large, custom-wound, ‘striped core’ (multi-alloy) output transformer designed by Cinemag to reproduce the exact harmonic signature of its original German counterpart.
Classic Studio Microphone
The microphone itself incorporates a Heiserman HZ-series ‘K47’ German-style capsule — a joint effort between Heiserman and United Studio Technologies. This unique design features dual-milled backplates that are matched and then physically joined to ensure extremely consistent performance between sides and between capsules.
The capsule is made from precision-milled brass and skinned with gold-sputtered, six-micron NOS (Not Otherwise Specified) Japanese PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) film that meets or exceeds the purity standards of laboratory-grade Mylar(TM). The high-quality microphone body is produced from nickel-plated brass milled from a solid brass billet, complete with a durable swivel-arm for mounting.
The circuitry involved is fully discrete, using sturdy components, including NOS military-spec polystyrene capacitors and tested, original NOS Fairchild FETs (Field-Effect Transistors). No electrolytic capacitors are used anywhere in the microphone, and an ‘all-dry’ topology ensures a lifetime of consistent use.
United Studio Technologies President Chad Kelly has this to say regarding the development process: “Our formula with this microphone and all of the products yet to come is a very holistic one, bordering on the obsessive. We put care into every single part that goes into it — down to the last thin film resistor or tantalum capacitor, and even the quality of the PCB [Printed Circuit Board] material itself, the positions of components, and the lengths of wires. Nothing is left to chance. We don’t just want to make a microphone that you’ll absolutely love, we want to make a microphone that you’ll still love 20 years from now and be glad you invested in. Everything we do at United Studio Technologies is engineering-driven; no less than five engineers — all experts in their field — have had some level of participation in developing this product. The result is a synergy that I think is palpable.”
Availability and Pricing
Distributed worldwide by RAD Distribution, the UT FET47 is expected to ship before the end of January 2020 with an MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of $799.00 USD. For more in-depth information, please visit the United Studio Technologies website