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The Naked and Famous Pick TELEFUNKEN M81 Mics for World Touring

The Naked and Famous is pictured live with their TELEFUNKEN M81 dynamic mics; (L-R) are Thom Powers, vocals, guitars; Aaron Short, keyboards, engineering; Alisa Xayalith, vocals, keyboards.  Photo by David Goggin - CLICK TO ENLARGE

The Naked and Famous is pictured live with their TELEFUNKEN M81 dynamic mics; (L-R) are Thom Powers, vocals, guitars; Aaron Short, keyboards, engineering; Alisa Xayalith, vocals, keyboards. Photo by David Goggin( Click to Enlarge )

New Zealand's hit alternative rock band The Naked and Famous is touring the world with their TELEFUNKEN M81 dynamic microphones. Following their performance at the Coachella Festival in April, the band tours Australia before returning to the States in May and June. "We discovered the Telefunken M81 while rehearsing at Bedrock Studios in LA," recalled Aaron Short, who plays keyboards in the band. "When we got the Telefunken mics we A-B'd them with our touring mics and there was just an elemental difference. The top end especially opened up, almost like a condenser microphone. After rehearsing a bit we realized they really made a big difference with live vocals."

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Producer Mitch Allan Picks TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251E

Pictured is producer Mitch Allan with the TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251E in his studio, The Guest House.  Photo by David Goggin - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Pictured is producer Mitch Allan with the TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251E in his studio,The Guest House. Photo by David Goggin( Click to Enlarge )

Top producer/songwriter Mitch Allan is also a gifted engineer and good at multitasking with a variety of artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Selena Gomez. Up until recently his main mic was a vintage AKG C12, but now his first choice is a new TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251E hand-crafted in America, a stunning re-creation of the time-honored large diaphragm tube microphone. "My first wow microphone was my vintage C12," he recalls. "This mic changed my view of microphones until I got a Telefunken ELA M 251E and I took it back to my studio to try it out."

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TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik Product Overview

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is a world-class audio equipment manufacturer located in South Windsor, CT, offering a wide array of products focusing on the highest quality vacuum tube-based condenser microphones and dynamic microphones.

The flagship Diamond Series line offers meticulous reproductions of classic vintage microphones including the ELA M 251, U47, and C12, recreated to exacting details to the originals. The R-F-T Series consists of original circuit designs combining premium components and new old stock vacuum tubes with globally sourced metalwork for cost efficiency, and includes the AR-51, AK-47 MkII, ELA M 260, and CU-29 Copperhead. The Dynamic Series features three unique dynamic microphone designs, the M80, M81, and M82, in a variety of packages to accommodate nearly every need for a dynamic microphone, such as handheld microphones, low-profile versions, and wireless head capsule adapters for use on everything from vocals to drum kits. All of TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's microphones are hand-assembled in CT, USA.

In addition to the expansive microphone line, TELEFUNKEN offers premium vacuum tubes, vintage restoration microphone parts, high quality XLR cables, guitar picks, and several other after-market parts. The product line continues to grow to provide new markets with the quality that TELEFUNKEN is known for.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphones are built to a standard, not a price.

Telefunken Quotes:

"It's amazing how same-model microphones have very distinct characteristics, because of the subtleties of the capsules and the choice and condition of the tubes. The new U47 is a very finely crafted mic which fits beautifully into the collection that Frank put together."

– Dweezil Zappa on the U47

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