TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik TF11 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser  From TELEFUNKEN

The compact, cardioid only TF11 is versatile, portable, and dependable for all recording environments from home to studio to stage. Countless sources including voice, drum overheads, and acoustic instruments excel with this microphone.      

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik

$895.00

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Manufacturer's Description from TELEFUNKEN

Blending an Austrian-inspired voicing similar to the legendary C12 with modern FET high performance, the phantom-powered TF11 exhibits a beautifully open and detailed frequency response with exceptionally fast transient response, high SPL handling, and low self-noise. The compact, cardioid only TF11 is versatile, portable, and dependable for all recording environments from home to studio to stage.

 

Circuit Design

The TF11 features a unique combination of circuit elements shared with other TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik designs. The CK12-style edge terminated capsule is a single membrane version of the capsule featured in the TF51. The amplifier is a unique proprietary take on the classic FET microphone amplifier similar to the M60, coupled with a custom large format nickel-iron core transformer made in the UK by OEP/Carnhill. Premium through-hole components include UK-made polystyrene film capacitors, Nichicon Fine Gold electrolytic capacitors, and a high-performance, ultra-low-noise JFET amplifier. 

 

Features

 ◆ Cardioid polar pattern

 ◆ Compact travel and budget friendly design

 ◆ Open and detailed tone with fast transient response

 ◆ Designed and assembled by hand in the USA

 ◆ High SPL handling, low noise phantom-powered FET amplifier

 ◆ CK12-style capsule and UK-made OEP/Carnhill transformer

 

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik

About Manufacturer

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT has been following the tradition of excellence and innovation set forth by the original TELEFUNKEN GmbH of Germany that began over 100 years ago.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's origins began in 2000 when owner Toni Fishman acquired the rights to the name and diamond logo for use in North America. The company began with the reverse engineering of a single microphone part: the ELA M 251 polar pattern selector. Mr. Fishman purchased an original Telefunken ELA M 251 for use in his recording studio, but when he received it he discovered that the polar pattern switch was no longer functional. Realizing that this was a common issue with the original units, the idea to recreate it was born.

The switch was reverse engineered and brought into production for other 251 owners with the same issue. With one part down, the goals were set high to successfully reverse engineer the entire microphone exactly as it was originally manufactured. The next two years were spent developing each and every part of the microphone right down to every detail. Numerous original documents and drafts from TELEFUNKEN and AKG were acquired, and coupled with thorough reverse engineering the ELA M 251 was brought back to life with meticulous accuracy.

As TELEFUNKEN moves forward, one foot is rooted in the rich history of the brand, and the other in new microphone innovations. TELEFUNKEN has evolved exponentially from a single pattern switch to one of the industry leaders in top quality microphones.

Specifications

Type: FET Condenser

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±3 dB

Power Source: +48V Phantom Power

Capsule: TK51S - Edge Terminated Large Diaphragm, Single Membrane

Tube: n/a

Transformer: OEP/Carnhill T218

Sensitivity: 14 mV/Pa, ±1 dB

THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier): < 0.01%

Output Impedance: 110 Ω

Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): > 135 dB

S/N Ratio: 90 dBA

Self Noise (Amplifier): 4 dBA

Dimensions: 175 mm L x 46 mm Dia

Weight: 545 g

Included Accessories: Shock Mount, Stand Mount, Mic Sleeve, Mic Case

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