LAWSON L47FET FEATURES
Lawson L47 Capsule
The integrity of the capsule, more than any other element, determines the microphone's character as a transducer.
Lawson's L47 one-inch capsule design is based on the M7 capsule used in the U47/M49 microphones.
Lawson's L47 capsule features:
Solid brass construction machined in Lawson's Nashville machine shop
Hand-lapped to a mirror finish in the Lawson lab
Critically tensioned in the Lawson lab with dual 3-micron gold-sputtered diaphragms to improve and extend high frequency response
Supported by Lawson's proprietary shock mounting system that (1) eliminates the need for external spider-type mounting systems and (2) filters out vibrations that may travel through the mic cable and or mic stand into the microphone
Quick Change™-- May be used on Lawson TUBE or FET electronics
The L47FET is a cardioid only microphone. However, the L47 capsule is dual diaphragmed and ready to use on the Lawson Vacuum Tube Electronics with full-multi-pattern functionality.
Lawson Quick Change™ System
Lawson capsules are universal or interchangeable. We call it the Quick Change™ system.
The Lawson L47 capsule will fit either the Lawson Vacuum Tube Electronics or the Lawson FET electronics. Here’s an example of how cool this feature is. If you have an L251 Tube Mic and an L47FET mic (check out the Lawson Tube/FET Combo), you can swap heads and voila! Now you have the L47MPII Vacuum Tube Mic and the L251 FET mic.
Here’s another scenario: purchase the L251 Quick Change Capsule, the L47MPII Quick Change Capsule, and one Lawson FET electronics. You can use either capsule on the FET electronics.
Lawson FET Electronics
The L47FET electronics are hand-wired using:
Super low noise field effect transistors (FET)
1% metal film low noise resistors
No integrated circuits or surface mount parts are used.
The L47FET is small and convenient and operates on 48V phantom supplied from your mic pre/console. There is only one cable (3-pin XLR) required to connect your L47FET to your mic pre or console.
Pads and Cuts
0/-10/-20 DB PAD
With the three position pad switch, zero, -10, -20 dB of attenuation can be accessed. With the -10 or -20 dB pad engaged, the sound pressure level (SPL) increases to 145 dB and 155 dB respectively allowing you to record whispers to explosive levels.
A two-position switch allows either a flat (F) or low-cut (LC) characteristic. The LC position is a gentle 6 dB per octave rolloff starting at 100 Hz.
"The Lawson L47S (now L47FET) mic is a fantastic sounding microphone. It is hand made with precision and care to give the owner a lifetime of service.
"It has the same sonic strengths of microphones costing several thousand dollars more and it is built like a tank (and it looks like it would cost a million bucks)."
"The best mic I've owned. It's the most versatile mic of the three other condensers I have. Excellent mic at a very reasonable price. Gene really knows his craft."
"Unbelievable mic!! I was blown away! I also own an L251 and now I have 4 mics. Thanks, Gene for making the world's greatest mics!"