Flea Microphones Flea48 Superfet

Flea48 Superfet

Introducing the FLEA48 SUPERFET.

The FLEA48 SUPERFET is a remarkable feat of engineering, born from a singular vision: to create a microphone that embodies the sound character of the classic tube 48, enhanced with the advantages of FET technology.

This microphone is not just an innovation; it’s a bridge between the revered past and the advanced present, offering a superb signal-to-noise ratio and affordability without compromising on quality.

The construction of the FLEA48 SUPERFET rivals the most expensive microphones in the market, utilizing time-honored techniques like point-to-point soldering of sensitive parts on a specialized base. We’ve incorporated an output transformer mirroring the size and materials of the tube version and our F7 capsule, meticulously skinned by skilled German technicians.

Attention to detail is paramount. Every contact and soldering pin is gold-plated, and the output connector is sourced from the reputable Neutrik. We painstakingly select and test each passive component before assembly. The complete microphone is hand-equipped and wired, ensuring unparalleled quality.

It comes equipped with:


  • Standard: Our own F7 Capsule, a precise replica of the legendary M7 capsule.


  • BV8: A faithful replica of the classic BV8 transformer.


  • FET technology, which provides a clearer, more reliable signal and a lower noise floor.

Polar Patterns:

  • Both cardioid and figure-eight patterns, allowing for versatile recording setups, including advanced stereo techniques.

Design Innovations:

  • Gold-Plated Components: All connections and pins are gold-plated for improved signal integrity.
  • Handcrafted Precision: Each microphone is assembled and wired by hand, ensuring meticulous attention to detail.
  • Compatibility: Microphone heads are fully compatible with the FLEA47, FLEA48, and original U47/U48 microphones.

Versatile Sound Quality:

The FLEA48 SUPERFET excels in delivering amazing sound quality across a wide range of applications. Whether it’s capturing the intricate details of vocals or the rich tones of acoustic instruments, this microphone performs exceptionally well.

Stereo Recording Capabilities:

  • Equipped with both cardioid and omnidirectional patterns, the FLEA48 SUPERFET is incredibly versatile in various recording setups.
  • Owning a pair of these microphones unlocks the potential for advanced stereo recording techniques such as A/B, X/Y, and ORTF, offering limitless possibilities for sound engineers and recording artists alike.

Complete Set:

  • The FLEA48 SUPERFET comes as a complete package, including a handmade oak wooden box for the microphone, a heavy-duty shockmount, and additional essential accessories for optimal use.

Embrace the unmatched quality and sound of the FLEA48 SUPERFET – where history’s sound meets today’s technology.


Directional Pattern

Cardioid, Figure 8

Frequency Range

40Hz - 16kHz

Sensitivity at 1kHz

8mV/Pa, 6,4mV/Pa

Rated Impedance

150 Ohm

Maximum SPL


Self Noise


Signal-to-noise ratio





F7 or F47

What's included in the microphone set

  • Microphone in wooden box
  • Shockmount
  • Printed Manual
  • All is packed in a hard carton product box with foam insert

What Our Flea48 Superfet Owners Say...

Flea48 Superfet, Mike Valentine In Air Studios, London

London, UK

 “I recently had the pleasure of using Flea’s new 48 SUPERFET at a recording in