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Country Star Crystal Gayle Tours With TELEFUNKEN

Production manager and FOH mixer Edaghogho Eferakeya Jr. is pictured with Crystal Gayle and her TELEFUNKEN M80 dynamic microphone. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Production manager and FOH mixer Edaghogho Eferakeya Jr. is pictured with Crystal Gayle and her TELEFUNKEN M80 dynamic microphone.
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Country superstar Crystal Gayle has been working with production manager and FOH mixer Edaghogho Eferakeya Jr. for the past decade in Nashville, as well as touring extensively all over the globe. Their vocal mic of choice is TELEFUNKEN's popular M80 dynamic microphone. Eferakeya explains, "I started out experimenting with the M80 on country music and Christian artists. I remember speaking through a flat M80 and finding a vocal sound that was full, rich, present and magical." Once convinced of the excellent response of the M80, Eferakeya tried the mic with Crystal Gayle. "We auditioned lots of vocal mic's over the years," he recalls, "and we kept coming back home to a dynamic vocal mic on her. Telefunken's M80 for her vocal is the best of both worlds: the high frequency detail of a studio condenser microphone with the warmth of a dynamic mic." In addition to the M80 on Gayle's vocals, Eferakeya also tours with TELEFUNKEN's DC6 Drum Pack, comprised of an M82 on kick drum, M80-SHB on snare, M81-SH for toms, and the M60 FET cardioid for cymbals and overheads.

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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:

"For those of you that are a little unshure about the M80 mic by TELEFUNKEN, well, I am about to funk you up with this rap. The name is right and it is James Brown tight, it is the Bomb, an easy win in any fight, yeah the M80 that be the One."

– Bootsy Collins on the M80






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