South Windsor, CT (September 23, 2020)—Telefunken Elektroakustik has added to its ongoing Alchemy Series of microphones with the introduction of its new TF11, the company’s first large diaphragm phantom-powered condenser microphone.
The TF11 microphone’s sound reportedly draws inspiration from a number of notable mics in the past, with mic designers aiming to provide a voicing similar to an AKG C12 mixed with modern FET performance. According to the company, the TF11 provides quick, accurate transient response, high SPL handling, and low self-noise.
Drawing from circuit elements employed in other Telefunken models, the CK12-style edge-terminated capsule is a single membrane version of the capsule featured in the TF51. Meanwhile, the amplifier is a proprietary take on the FET mic amplifier similar to the M60, coupled with a custom large format nickel-iron core transformer by OEP/Carnhill made in the UK. The mic’s through-hole components include UK-made polystyrene film capacitors, Nichicon Fine Gold electrolytic capacitors, and a high-performance, ultra-low-noise JFET amplifier.
Intended for use in the studio or in a live-sound setting, the TF11 is hand-assembled and tested in the U.S., and is available as a single mic (MSRP $895.00), or in matched stereo sets.
Telefunken Elektroakustik • www.telefunken-elektroakustik.com