V-47 Tube Microphone Kit
The V-47 Tube Microphone Kit uses our acclaimed 6072A tube circuit, our custom US-made output transformer, and our bestselling RK-47 capsule.
The kit includes our custom circuit boards, plus 100% of necessary components to build and wire the microphone. Also included:
- 3 options for the Power supply (see below)
- Unbranded microphone body, in either black or silver finishes
- Custom 2-layer mesh grille
- Shockmount and foam windscreen
- Flight case
Body Finish Options
The microphone body is made of heavy brass, with either a matte black painted finish, or a vintage metalflake silver powdercoat.
As of December, 2017, the silver powdercoat bodies are backordered until February 1.
Power supply options
This microphone includes our standard power supply. It is an imported, zener-regulated supply that is comparable to what you would get with most any commercial tube mic under $1000. We test every unit in California to ensure full functionality. The V-47 circuit kit includes upgrade parts for this power supply; part of the DIY process is a mod to the power supply.
Alternatively, you could upgrade this kit to use our premium, MOSFET-regulated power supply, called the VPS1. This is a modern design with very low noise, rock-solid regulation (no voltage drift), and excellent filtering.
To build the VPS1 yourself, add the VPS1 Circuit Kit to your cart. We'll ship you the chassis and case (flat black painted finish), Neutrik XLR jacks, power transformer, custom PCB, components, and our excellent DIY instruction manual.
If you don't wish to build the PSU yourself, order our prebuilt premium tube mic power supply. These are handbuilt in California and extensively tested. You would not need to build or modify this power supply; it is complete and ready to plug in. Order it here and choose the "upgrade bundle" option for discounted pricing. Note - the upgrade bundle pricing is only available if the PSU is ordered in the same shopping cart as the V-47 kit.
Gotham Cable Upgrade
We strongly recommend all tube mic kit customers upgrade to our premium GAC7 Neutrik tube mic cable. We build these in the US from the finest parts in the world. The cable has a lifetime warranty.
The total shipping weight of the V-47 kit is over 15 lbs (6.8kg). For domestic US addresses, the website will calculate actual shipping costs for three carriers (USPS, UPS, FedEx).
For international orders, there are two primary options for shipping:
- If you go through the checkout process in English and USD, you'll see realtime cost calculations for DHL, UPS, FedEx, USPS. We recommend UPS or DHL. UPS Expedited and DHL Express are the fastest shipping options with reasonable costs.
- If you go through the checkout process in your local language and local currency, PayPal will subsidize the international shipping cost. However, this program adds at least 7 days to the delivery time, even for the "express" option. Also, because this program does not cover our outbound shipping costs on large items, we will bill you USD $15 for additional handling fees after your order comes in. For more information, see the "indirect shipping" section here.