Nashville, TN (June 16, 2010)–Telefunken Elektroakustik is introducing the new MkII version of the R-F-T AK-47 at Summer NAMM 2010.
Featuring a dual-sided, gold-sputtered capsule and a NOS (New Old Stock) Telefunken EF-732 vacuum tube, the new AK-47 MkII includes a transformer upgrade to the BV8 found in the U-47 and U-48 microphone classics of the past.
Telefunken Elektroakustik has researched the historic design and transformer-manufacturing source for their BV8 output transformers. These BV8 transformers are then manufactured to the historic specifications dictated by Telefunken’s library of historic technical documents.
Through continued research, the AK-47 MkII’s new amplifier reportedly better employs the extended low frequency capabilities of the original 1950’s transformer design. Additional modifications have introduced premium quality components into the circuit layout in an effort to take full advantage of the extended frequency response capabilities.