Flea Microphones Flea249 Vintage


Introducing the FLEA249, a masterful historical replica of the iconic m-forty-nine microphone. Each component of the FLEA249 is an exact replica, meticulously crafted to recreate the legendary sound.

The FLEA249 is identical to the FLEA49, the only difference is the bottom connector.

Key Features:


  • F7 Capsule: An exact replica of the renowned M7 capsule.


  • Flea BV11: Our exact replica of the original BV11 transformer is a crucial component in reproducing the classic sound of the m-forty-nine.


  • 6S6B Triode Tube: Hand-selected for optimal performance, contributing to the microphone’s signature warmth and clarity.

Sound Characteristics:

  • The FLEA249 truly shines when recording female vocals, offering an amazing sound quality that is both soft and pleasing. Its remarkable versatility doesn’t stop there; it’s also fantastic for capturing the subtle nuances of strings and the resonant tones of a piano, providing a rich and detailed sound that has to be heard to be believed.

Complete Set:

  • The Flea249 comes in a complete set, including the microphone housed in an elegant wooden box, a dedicated power supply unit (PSU), a high-quality cable, and a yoke-mount for easy and flexible positioning.


Directional Pattern

Cardioid, Omni, Figure 8

Frequency Range

40Hz - 18kHz

Sensitivity at 1kHz

9mV/Pa | 8mV/Pa | 10mV/Pa

Rated Impedance

50/200 Ohm

Rated Load Impedance

min 500/2000 Ohm


Flea BV11


F7 or F47/49

Standard Tube




What's included in the microphone set

  • Microphone in wooden box
  • Power Supply
  • Mic – PSU Cable
  • Yoke-mount
  • Power Cord
  • Microphone Dust Cover
  • Printed Manual
  • All is packed in a hard carton product box with foam insert

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