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TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik TF51  From TELEFUNKEN

The large diaphragm multi pattern TF51 exhibits a smooth midrange and airy top end similar to the ELA M 251E and C12.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik

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Retail:  $2,375.00

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Manufacturer's Description from TELEFUNKEN

The TF51 is a fresh take on the “Austrian” microphone sound associated with the Telefunken ELA M 251E and C12. The TF51 continues this legacy, exhibiting a smooth midrange and airy top end, capturing every nuance in pleasant detail. This is a reliable first choice for stand out vocals, acoustic instruments, and percussion.

 

Circuit Design

This lifelike fidelity is created with high quality components based off these inspirations. The 6072A vacuum tube (also found in our ELA M 251E and C12) is mated with an edge-terminated style capsule similar to the historic CK12. The output transformer is a custom German-made Haufe transformer, the original manufacturer for TELEFUNKEN. This attention to detail gives the TF51 a beautifully open and smooth sonic profile.

 

Key Features

 ♦ Open and detailed frequency response

 ♦ Airy and smooth top end, reminiscent of the ELA M 251E

 ♦ Balanced low end and natural mid range

 ♦ Hand assembled in the USA

 ♦ CK12-style capsule and Haufe transformer, similar to the C12 and 251E

 

Applications

 • Female vocals, Pop vocals

 • Acoustic guitar

 • Drum overheads

 • Violin

 • Mandolin

 • Grand piano

 

Accessories

Every TF51 microphone system comes with a multi pattern M 903 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

Capsule:  CK12-Style Edge-Terminated

Tube Type:  TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik 6072A

Transformer:  Custom-Made Haufe

Polar Pattern:  Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8

Dimensions:  200 mm L x 46 mm Dia

Microphone Weight:  612 g

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