The TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik TF47 is a modern microphone designed to capture the "German" sound, inspired by legendary microphones such as the U47 and M49. It combines a contemporary design with classic components to deliver a warm, punchy sound ideal for various recording applications. The TF46 is a versatile and valuable tool for professional audio production.
Sound Character: The TF47 is crafted to provide a modern interpretation of the "German" sound. It features a full low end and forward midrange, reminiscent of the U47, making it well-suited for adding depth and presence to various sources.
Capsule Design: At the heart of the TF47 is an all-brass K47-style capsule. This capsule design is a key factor in achieving the microphone's warm and punchy sound characteristics, drawing inspiration from the classic U47.
Vacuum Tube: The TF47 is equipped with a new old stock Philips/Raytheon 5840W vacuum tube. The use of this tube contributes to the microphone's sonic profile, providing a smooth and detailed top end.
Transformer: The microphone features a custom-made historically accurate BV8 output transformer. The BV8 transformer is known for its association with the U47 and plays a crucial role in shaping the microphone's sound, delivering warmth and a certain authority to the audio signal.
Versatile Applications: The TF47 is versatile and suitable for a range of applications, including recording vocals, piano, drums, trombone, bass, and cello. Its characteristics make it a valuable tool for capturing a wide range of instruments with clarity and warmth.
Craftsmanship: The TF47 reflects TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's commitment to craftsmanship and quality. Designed and hand-assembled in the USA, the microphone combines modern manufacturing techniques with the sonic characteristics inspired by classic microphones.
Vacuum Tube Condenser
Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8
20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±3 dB
External Power Supply
TK47 Center Terminated Large Diaphragm
NOS Philips/Raytheon 5840W
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik BV8
22 mV/Pa, ±1 dB
THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier):
< 300 Ω
Maximum SPL (for 1% THD):
Self Noise (Amplifier):
200 mm L x 46 mm Dia
Tube Mic Cable, Power Supply, Shock Mount, Stand Mount, Mic Sleeve, Carrying Case
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