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TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik TF29 Copperhead - Used  From TELEFUNKEN

Customer purchased this mic elsewhere NEW and was just past the return period. It was only tested once, and is in truly "Like New" condition. 

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What We Think

The fixed cardioid TF29 is a workhorse microphone, accurately capturing nearly any source put in front of it with a natural tonality.

Built side-by-side with "the big boys" (251E, C12, and U47), the Alchemy Series is the next generation of affordable microphones from TELEFUNKEN Elekroakustik. This series directly replaces (and outperforms!) the older and discontinued RFT line. The biggest changes are subtle, but they really add up when talking about overall performance and reliability. Throw in the fact these mics are now shipping with a flight case (previously an add on), and you have a truly exceptional package.

While you can't see it (but you'll hear it!), one of the aspects we are most excited about is that the mics (capsules and electronics), as well as the power supply (internals), are all "stuffed" in-house, in Connecticut. This undoubltely adds a big level of quality control to the microphone set.

Manufacturer's Description from TELEFUNKEN

The TF29 Copperhead is an evolution of the CU-29 Copperhead, an original TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik design that garnered fans for its natural and non-hyped tonality and unparalleled “quality for price”. The TF29 continues this reputation of outstanding sonic performance and value. It’s a workhorse microphone, accurately and honestly capturing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, and nearly any source put in front of it.

 

Circuit Design

The TF29 features a new old stock American-made 5654W vacuum tube, all-brass K67-style capsule, and a premium Swedish-made Lundahl output transformer. These components create a balanced frequency response and natural tonality, making the TF29 a trusty go-to choice.

 

Key Features

 ♦ Designed and assembled by hand in the USA

 ♦ Pleasant, natural mid range

 ♦ Extended low frequency response

 ♦ Stand out antique bronze finish

 ♦ Premium EU-made Lundahl transformer

 

Applications

• Natural vocals, bluegrass, folk, and Americana styles

• Electric guitar

• Kick out and drum overheads

• Saxophone

• Upright piano

• Banjo

 

Accessories

Every TF29 Copperhead microphone system comes with a fixed pattern M 902 Power Supply, M 803 Tube Microphone Cable, ZC03 Shell Case, M 703 Shock Mount, M 782 Stand Mount, and Microphone Sleeve.

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: Pressure Gradient Condenser
Capsule: TK67S Center Terminated Diaphragm
Tube Type: 5654W (New Old Stock)
Transformer: Lundahl LL1935
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 17 mV/Pa
THD @ 1 kHz at 1 Pa (Amplifier): < 0.3%
Output Impedance: < 300 Ω
Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): 130 dB
S/N Ratio: 87 dBA
Self Noise (Amplifier): 7 dBA
Dimensions: 200 mm L x 46 mm Dia
Weight: 650 g
Current Draw from Mains: 50 mA
Power Supply: M 902 PSU - 7 Pin Female XLR Input, 3 Pin Male XLR Output
Cable: M 803 - 7 Meter Telefunken Tube Microphone Cable, 7 Pin Male & Female XLRs
Shockmount: M 703 Shock Mount, M 782 Stand Mount
Flight Case: ZC03 Light Weight Carrying Case

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Telefunken Elektroakustik Microphones explores their entire line at the NAMM 2010 show. The line consists of some extremely well built affordable microphones from their RFT series, as well as the outstanding M80 dynamic microphone, and of course, their flagship line of museum-quality replicas of the most famous vintage microphones ever built, such as the Telefunken (Neumann and AKG) Vintage microphones the ELAM 251, U47, U48, C12, and many others. They go through the entire line in some detail at the NAMM 2010 show. Sound Pure proudly represents the entire line, and has numerous mics of theirs on demo, including all of the flagship staples in stock. Call Sound Pure to discuss your microphone needs, toll free, 888-528-9703