Anaheim, CA (January 11, 2010)–Telefunken Elektroakustik will introduce the new AR-51 large diaphragm tube condenser microphone, latest addition to its affordably priced R-F-T line, at the NAMM Show.
The AR-51 is designed in the tradition of the classic mics of the past, utilizing the same circuit design as the classic Telefunken ELA M 251E. The AR-51 employs new cost-efficient manufacturing methods to meet a price point suitable to any recording studio, from major World Class facilities to voiceover rooms and home project studios. The new R-F-T AR-51 utilizes a vintage New Old Stock (NOS) tube that has been tested for noise and microphonics, as in the ELA M 251E. The AR-51 also features a globally sourced power supply and capsule, both tested prior to installation.
As with all products in the R-F-T range of Telefunken Elektroakustik microphones, the circuit board has been designed to permit the amplifier to have full access to the necessary “power on demand” for handling low frequency and transient information. Modifications have been made to the amplifier circuit to optimize the performance of the capsule and a signal path that includes the same European manufactured output transformer found in every ELA M 251 E built since 1960.
At the Telefunken Elektroakustic studios in South Windsor, CT, audio engineers have tested a wide range of applications for this new large diaphragm microphone. The microphone is aimed for recording acoustic and electric guitars, piano, percussion, for drum overheads and close miked drums, as well as for both male and female vocals.
The new AR-51 and the entire Telefunken Elektroakustik collection is at Booth 1868, Hall E at the NAMM Show, January 14 – 17.