TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik introduced four new direct boxes at AES, including mono and dual models of both active FET and passive designs. The TELEFUNKEN TDA-1 (mono) and TDA-2 (dual) are newly designed active FET direct boxes that employ discrete Class-A FET circuitry coupled with a high quality transformer that provides the perfect balance between clean, high headroom performance and warm, saturated tone.
The TELEFUNKEN TD-1 (mono) and TD-2 (dual) are new passive transformer direct box designs that combine premium quality components with a rugged construction to create a reliable DI with rich, warm character.
In the heart of each new TELEFUNKEN direct box design are custom-wound output transformers by OEP/Carnhill, made in the UK. The circuit boards feature gold-plated traces for maximum conductivity and are hand-assembled exclusively with through-hole components providing a secure and reliable connection compared to common surface-mount technology.The circuits are housed in an extremely durable extruded aluminum enclosure with recessed heavy-duty metal toggle switches to engage a -15 dB pad and ground lift. The rugged construction is virtually indestructible, able to easily withstand the wear and tear of gigging. The simple and elegant design approach delivers a new standard in reliability and performance for direct boxes.
Watch the TELEFUNKEN scientists attempt to destroy the new product: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZrvObADddk&feature=youtu.be
All four direct box designs are scheduled to start shipping in early December 2016.
January 22, Winter NAMM 2016 — TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT, is introducing two new comprehensive drum microphone packs at Winter NAMM 2016. The company has assembled the three unique voices of its TEC Award-winning Dynamic Series microphone line, in combination with two matched small diaphragm FET condensers, and packaged them as the 6-microphone DC6 Drum Pack and the 7-microphone DC7 Drum Pack for drum recording and live performance applications.
Each microphone set consists of the M82 handling kick drum duties, the M80-SHB on snare, the M81-SH for toms, and the M60 FET cardioid for cymbals or overheads. Both the DC6 and DC7 ship in heavy-duty hard shell HC87 flight cases and include multiple drum mounts (M782, M784 and M785) and an SGMC-5R five-meter XLR cable with right angle female connector for each microphone in the set. Read More . . .
South Windsor, CT , SXSW 2016 — TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has expanded its popular Stage Series line of microphone cables. Alongside the popular microphone line, the new cables are being introduced March 17, 18, and 19 at the SXSW Gear Expo, Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 4, Level 1. Open to all registrants, showcasing artists and the general public, the Expo has become the key destination for musicians, buyers, gear and tech aficionados at SXSW.
Three new cable lengths are now available, including 1m, 2m and 5m cables: SGMC-1, SGMC-2 and SGMC-5. These cables join the previous three cables from the series: SMGC-5R, SGMC-10 and SGMC-10R.
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's Stage Series microphone cable has been specially engineered for use on live sound stages, as well as in recording studios. Featuring cable made from 100% Copper wire, Stage Series cable is ideal for lower profile applications around the drum set and percussion rig, as well as on vocals and instruments.
TELEFUNKEN cables are offered in non-standard lengths including the extra lengthy 10 meter (33.3 feet) SGMC-10 and SGMC-10R which is offered with a right angle XLR, making it ideal for drum set and percussion application with a tight space allowance for a microphone. Read More . . .