The TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik TF51 is a microphone designed to deliver a modern interpretation of the classic "Austrian" sound associated with legendary microphones like the TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251E and C12. The combination of a CK12-style capsule, Haufe transformer, and 6072A vacuum tube is aimed at producing a lifelike and expressive sound, making the TF51 a valuable tool for capturing audio with a classic, timeless character.
Sound Character: The TF51 is crafted to capture the essence of the Austrian microphone sound, known for its smooth midrange and airy top end. It aims to provide a detailed and pleasant sonic profile.
Versatile Applications: The microphone is suitable for a range of applications, including stand-out vocals, acoustic instruments, and percussion. Its design makes it a reliable choice for capturing nuances in detail.
Capsule Design: The TF51 features a CK12-style edge-terminated capsule, which plays a crucial role in shaping its sound characteristics. The capsule design contributes to an airy and open top end reminiscent of classic microphones.
Vacuum Tube: Utilizing a TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik 6072A vacuum tube, the TF51 aims to provide warmth and a certain level of articulation to the captured audio.
Transformer: The microphone is equipped with a custom-made Haufe transformer, which is a crucial component in shaping the sonic profile and ensuring a balanced low end and natural midrange.
Polar Pattern Selection: The TF51 offers selectable polar patterns, including Cardioid, Omni, and Figure 8. This versatility allows the microphone to adapt to different recording scenarios and preferences.
Handcrafted in the USA: The TF51 is designed and hand-assembled in the United States, reflecting TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's commitment to quality and craftsmanship.
Vacuum Tube Condenser
Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8
20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±3 dB
External Power Supply
TK51 Edge Terminated Large Diaphragm
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik 6072A
19 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 Diameter
Tube Mic Cable, Power Supply, Shock Mount, Stand Mount, Mic Sleeve, Carrying Case
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