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Vintage King Hosts TELEFUNKEN Mic Summit Session During AES

Pictured at Vintage King Los Angeles during AES are (L-R) Tommy King, keyboards; Gavin Salmon, drums; Zane Carney, guitar and vocals; Greg Garbowsky, bass; Josh Gleave, Vintage King Sales; Jason Scheuner, TFunk Artist Liaison; Jeffrey Ehrenberg, Vintage King West Coast Sales Mgr; Alan Venitosh, TFunk Director of Operations.  Photo by David Goggin. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Pictured at Vintage King Los Angeles during AES are (L-R) Tommy King, Gavin Salmon, Zane Carney, Greg Garbowsky. Photo by David Goggin.
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Vintage King Audio, the leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing teamed up with TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik to make this a very special AES in honor of its return to Los Angeles. Dubbed the Telefunken Microphone Summit, Vintage King and Telefunken recorded a live session with Zane Carney and Friends showcasing a full range of dynamic and condenser models from the microphone titan. The entire line of classic TELEFUNKEN microphones were on hand for this historic session, including the new M60 small diaphragm condenser mic, the company's first FET model.

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TELEFUNKEN Introduces M60 FET Microphone at AES

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TELEFUNKEN M60 FET microphone
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The newly designed M60 FET (Field Effect Transistor) small diaphragm microphone is TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's first non-vacuum tube, FET-based solid-state condenser microphone. Utilizing a unique proprietary circuit topology, this re-interpretation of the classic FET mic amplifier produces an exceptional transient response and SPL handling capabilities. Carefully selected and tested components are hand-plugged into gold-plated circuit board traces to provide an ultra-clean true Class A discrete amplifier with a frequency response of +/- 2dB from 20Hz to 50KHz.

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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:

"When we put up the new U-47 [and] Billie [Joe Armstrong] heard his playback he fell in love with that mic, and we didn't even tell him what kind it was. All of his vocals for the album [21st Century Breakdown] used that mic."

– Green Day engineer Chris Dugan

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