Telefunken TDP-2 Dual Channel Passive Direct Box  From TELEFUNKEN

this "less is best" dual channel passive DI will get out of the way of your instrument's existing tone letting you sound as good as you possibly can.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik

$299.00

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Manufacturer's Description from TELEFUNKEN

The Telefunken TDI-2 is a passive direct box design that combines premium quality components with a rugged construction to create a reliable DI with rich, warm tone. Utilizing an OEP/Carnhill transformer made in the UK, mated with a simple "less is best" design approach, the Telefunken passive DI's provide superior vibe and character to best complement the natural tone and feel of your instrument.

The high-quality audio transformer is just one of the premium design elements in the TD Series direct boxes. The PCBs are all 100% hand-assembled exclusively with through-hole components to provide a much more secure and reliable connection compared to common surface-mount technology. All circuit traces are gold-plated for maximum conductivity over the life of the product. High input impedance prevents the loading down of passive pickups. The frequency response of the circuit is ± 2dB from 10 Hz to 40 kHz, with extremely low distortion and self-noise figures.

The circuit is housed in an extremely durable extruded aluminum enclosure with recessed switches and connectors. This rugged construction is virtually indestructible, able to easily withstand the wear and tear of gigging. Each channel features two heavy duty metal toggle switches to engage a -15 dB pad and ground lift. The TDP-2 unit features two independent DI channels with separate controls, giving you the ability to run two instruments through one footprint on stage or in the studio.

The Telefunken passive DI design is your new go-to reliable, high-quality direct box. The simple and elegant design approach yields a harmonically rich low-end with a detailed and open high end that delivers a new standard in reliability and performance for direct boxes.

 

Key features

  • OEP/Carnhill transformer, made in the UK
  • -15 dB pad switch
  • Ground lift switch
  • Rugged aluminum construction
  • Recessed switches and connectors for protection
  • 100% through-hole components
  • Amphenol connectors
  • WIMA and Nichicon capacitors
  • 1% 1/4W metal film resistors
  • 3-year warranty
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

Channels 2
Transformer Custom-Wound OEP/Carnhill
Frequency Range 10 Hz - 70 kHz, ±1 dB
Noise  
Input Impedance > 20 kΩ
Output Impedance < 200 Ω
Power Requirement  
Current Draw  
Weight 482 g (1.06 lb)
Dimensions 100 mm L x 100 mm W x 50 mm H
Max Input >+18dBV
Input Connection 1/4" Jack (per channel)
Output Connection XLR Output, 1/4" Thru (per channel)

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Telefunken Microphones - NAMM 2010

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