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Telefunken Launches TF11 Microphone

The new TF11 is Telefunken’s first large diaphragm phantom-powered condenser microphone.

Telefunken TF11 Microphone
Telefunken TF11 Microphone NICHOLAS SONSINI

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.

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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.

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