TELEFUNKEN Introduces New R-F-T AR-51 Tube Microphone
Affordably Priced Version of the Renowned ELA M 251 E
Anaheim, CA, January 14, Winter NAMM — TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's Winter NAMM product introduction is the new AR-51 large diaphragm tube condenser microphone. The AR-51 is TELEFUNKEN's latest addition to its affordably priced R-F-T line of tube mics.
The AR-51 is designed in the tradition of the classic mics of the past, utilizing the same circuit design as the classic TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251E. The AR-51 employs new cost-efficient manufacturing methods to meet a price point suitable to any recording studio, from major World Class facilities to voiceover rooms and home project studios. The new R-F-T AR-51 utilizes only premium components, including a vintage New Old Stock (NOS) tube that has been rigidly tested for noise and microphonics, as in the ELA M 251E. The AR-51 also features a globally-sourced power supply and capsule, both rigorously tested prior to installation.
As with all products in the R-F-T range of TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphones, the circuit board has been designed for superior current handling, permitting the amplifier to have full access to the necessary "power on demand" for handling low frequency and transient information. Modifications have been made to the amplifier circuit to optimize the performance of the capsule and a signal path that includes the same European manufactured output transformer found in every ELA M 251 E built since 1960.
At the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustic studios in South Windsor, CT, audio engineers have successfully tested a wide range of applications for this new large diaphragm microphone. The microphone is especially suitable for recording acoustic and electric guitars, piano, percussion, for drum overheads and close miked drums, as well as for both male and female vocals. The perfect complement to the company's acclaimed AK-47, the AR-51 is a significant addition to any studio's microphone locker.
Hear the new AR-51 and the entire TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik collection at Winter NAMM, Booth 1868, Hall E.
ABOUT TELEFUNKEN ELEKTROAKUSTIK
TELEFUNKEN | USA acquired the TELEFUNKEN Trademark for North America in 2001, and in 2009 the company was named the Elektroakustik (translation: Electrical Acoustics) arm of TELEFUNKEN and awarded the exclusive rights to manufacture a wide variety of professional audio products and vacuum tubes bearing the TELEFUNKEN name, in over 27 countries worldwide. Recreating the classic TELEFUNKEN microphones has been a labor of love for the company CEO, Toni Fishman and the pursuit of that dream has culminated in the manufacture of what we at TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik believe are the finest microphones currently available in the world today.
Along with meticulously manufacturing historic replicas of classic microphones by hand in the USA, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is now marketing the R-F-T series of microphones that take advantage of the globalization of technology, in order to offer recording microphones with professional sonic performance at reasonable prices.
Our latest additions to the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik product line include a revolutionary new capsule design based on Alloy 2213™, an exceptional dynamic microphone [the M80], and a vacuum tube replacement for the original TELEFUNKEN VF14 which offers comparable performance in our U47 and new U48 microphones.
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik continues to expand, and research and development of new products is an ongoing process. Although based firmly on classic designs, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is continuously looking forward. Important changes in our company and further expansion of our product line are slated for the immediate future.
For more information about TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, call 860.882.5919 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.