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TELEFUNKEN Teams with JamBase for 50th Anniversary Grateful Dead Video Series

Pictured at TELEFUNKEN’s Connecticut studio is the band Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan performing “New Speedway Boogie. Vocalist Mary Corso is seen with the company’s M80 dynamic mic and THP-29 headphones. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Pictured at TELEFUNKEN’s Connecticut studio is the band Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan performing “New Speedway Boogie. Vocalist Mary Corso is seen with the company’s M80 dynamic mic and THP-29 headphones.
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TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has partnered with San Francisco's JamBase to film and produce 50 videos of modern day artists interpreting original Grateful Dead songs. Microphones were provided by TELEFUNKEN and videos were filmed backstage, at concerts, at JamBase studios in the Bay Area, and at TELEFUNKEN's research lab and studio in Connecticut. The series coincides with the current Fare Thee Well tour, which features original members of the Dead and will conclude at the July 5th concert in Chicago.

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Caravan of Thieves Picks TELEFUNKEN for new “KISS KISS” Album and Tour

Caravan of Thieves is pictured onstage surrounding a TELEFUNKEN CU-29 “Copperhead” large diaphragm condenser tube mic.  Flanking the band are two M80 dynamic mics.  Photo by Gregg Nixon. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Caravan of Thieves is pictured onstage surrounding a TELEFUNKEN CU-29 “Copperhead” large diaphragm condenser tube mic. Flanking the band are two M80 dynamic mics. Photo by Gregg Nixon.
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Rocking gypsy folk troubadours Caravan of Thieves have a new album, KISS KISS, which relied heavily on large diaphragm tube condenser mics from TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik. "Once we got our hands on the ELA M 251E and the U47," explained co-founder Fuzz Sangiovanni, "we hooked up an Apogee Mini Me into our Pro Tools rig with a TELEFUNKEN V276 mic pre, and wound up getting the best vocal sounds we have ever recorded." Wife and co-founder Carrie Sangiovanni added, "Both our voices tend to record a little midrange heavy, but with the 251 and U47 it was smooth, but never thin; clear and bright, but never harsh."

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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 asked for the secret of his signature vocal sound, Brian Wilson replied: "It has always been TELEFUNKEN microphones. That's all we've ever used — they're the best."

– Brian Wilson on TELEFUNKEN Mics

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