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Troy Germano Troy Germano Purchases Telefunken | USA Ela M 12
Troy Germano, owner of the recently launched Germano Studios, has purchased the Telefunken | USA Ela M12 large diaphragm tube microphone. The fifth Telefunken USA microphone system in his extensive collection, the M 12 is built by hand in the USA to the original Austrian blueprints....

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Dave Grohl & Lemmy Kilmister Dave Grohl & Lemmy Kilmister Vocalize with TELEFUNKEN | USA
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead have lent their astounding singing talents to a new recording of Chuck Berry's Run Rudolph Run. "The 251 is just an amazing mic," says Brett Chassen. "It handled all of the vocal duties for this album, and there was such a wide variety of singing styles."

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AES TEC Award Telefunken USA wins TEC Award for ELA M 260
Telefunken USA is proud to have received the TEC Award for Studio Microphone Technology at the latest AES convention in San Francisco, for our small diaphragm tube condenser microphone, the Telefunken ELA M 260. This is the fifth time Telefunken USA has been nominated for a TEC Award, and the second time we have been honored to receive the award.

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Brian Wilson Brian Wilson Chooses Telefunken | USA Mics for New Album
Brian Wilson returns this September to Capitol Records, his first record company, for the release of his new album, That Lucky Old Sun. Wilson and his music director Jeffrey Foskett chose 3 new microphones from Telefunken | USA for the landmark project.

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M80 Telefunken | USA Introduces New Ela M 80 Dynamic Microphone
Award-winning Telefunken | USA has introduced the new Ela M 80 dynamic cardioid microphone. The extremely rugged M 80 is designed for both stage and studio, performance and recording. Its directional pickup pattern and wide frequency response yield a microphone that provides an ideal blend of functionality, isolation, and a distinctively pleasing tone.

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Jamie Cullum Jamie Cullum & Producer Greg Wells Record With Telefunken Ela M 251 Classic Mic Recreations
The new album by British artist Jamie Cullum, produced by Greg Wells, utilizes a pair of Telefunken | USA Ela M 250E mics, faithful reproductions of the classic microphone originally marketed in 1959.

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Bil VornDick Bil VornDick Purchases Pair of Telefunken | USA Ela M260 Mics
After extensive testing, popular Nashville engineer/producer Bil VornDick has purchased a pair of Telefunken | USA's small capsule Ela M260 condenser microphones. This new version of the classic 1959 microphone features a New Old Stock Telefunken EF-732 tube.

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Journey Journey Records Double Album With Telefunken | USA U47M Mics
Journey has recorded a Greatest Hits album plus an album of new material with engineer John Neff and producer Kevin "Caveman" Shirley. Sessions employed the new Telefunken | USA U47 recreation of the legendary vintage tube large diaphragm condenser microphone.

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Jack Johnson Jack Johnson Gets Two New Telefunken | USA Mics U47M Mics
Jack Johnson's new album, Sleep Through The Static, with longtime engineer/mixer Robert Carranza, was recorded at his new facility in LA and at his studio in Hawaii, utilizing the U47 and Ela M 251 historic mic recreations

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Nick D'Virgilio Nick D'Virgilio and Mark Hornsby use Telefunken | USA mics to record Genesis classic
Nick D'Virgilio, of Spock's Beard fame, and Mark Hornsby recorded The Colony of Slippermen at Java Jive Studio in Nashville, TN using some of Music Citys best musicians and taking the song in a whole new direction.


2007

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Bob Rivers Seattle's Bob Rivers Purchases Telefunken | USA Collection
Seattle's star DJ Bob Rivers has acquired a selection of Telefunken | USA microphones, including the crown jewel, his historic U47 recreation of the classic condenser tube microphone. Rivers is on the air daily from 5-10 AM and also hosts "Bob's Garage."

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Linda Perry Linda Perry Picks Telefunken | USA Stereo Mic
Acclaimed producer and singer/songwriter Linda Perry has taken delivery of the Telefunken | USA Ela M 270, a new reproduction of one of the world's rarest microphones. Perry has the mic in use at her Kung Fu Gardens studios, where she also engineers her projects with such artists as Alicia Keys, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, and Courtney Love.

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Goo Goo Dolls John Rzeznik Goo Goo Doll John Rzeznik Taps Telefunken | USA
Goo Goo Dolls co-founder John Rzeznik had a Telefunken Ela M 270 stereo tube microphone personally delivered to him backstage by company founder and CEO Toni Fishman. The Goo Goo Dolls are in the middle of a three-month world tour and performed near Telefunken | USA headquarters in South Windsor, CT.

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Zappa Collection Telefunken | USA™ Completes Restoration of Zappa Mic Collection
The restoration of Frank Zappa's vintage mic collection, begun in 2005, is now complete. The project began with a visit and evaluation by Telefunken | USA CEO Toni Fishman and was completed by Charlie Bolois, the company's West Coast service specialist.

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Seiferts Like Father, Like Son
Having been, literally, raised in his father’s recording studio, multi-platinum award winning producer/engineer Michael Seifert developed an appreciation for high-end audio gear at an early age. More interested in making records than playing with G.I. Joe’s, Michael never missed an opportunity to sit in on Bruce’s sessions.

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Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet Sid 'n Susie Pick Telefunken
Two of pop music's all-time favorites, Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet have purchased a pair of Telefunken | USA Ela M 251F microphone systems. The new mics house vintage NOS tubes with dual membrane capsules and are meticulously engineered to provide the same extraordinary sonic performance and circuitry of the highly prized vintage tube originals.

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Peter Wolf Peter Wolf Calls on Telefunken
Austrian-born composer/producer Peter Wolf recently had his 1950s-era Telefunken 250 restored to perfect working order by Telefunken | USA. Wolf acquired the microphone nearly 30 years ago and for many years it was shown in a museum exhibit at AKG headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

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VF14K tube VF14K Valve/RM-5C Ship Date
In Berlin, Germany 53 years ago, production of the rare VF14 tube was discontinued. After several years of research, design and prototype development, Telefunken USA is proud to announce that they have completed the first 100 test tubes of the new VF14K. Each tube has exceeded the 10000 hour long test time.

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Steven Miller Steven Miller Picks Telefunken
Engineer and producer Steven Miller chose a matched pair of Telefunken | USA's R-F-T M16 MkII microphones for the recording of the upcoming studio album from The Dave Matthews Band. Sequestered at Matthew's Virginia studio, the band has been tracking the follow-up to 2005's hit album, Stand Up.

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Dweezil Zappa Dweezil Zappa Picks New U47
Dweezil Zappa, well known for his attention to sonic excellence, chose a Telefunken | USA U47 for the recording of his new solo album of original material, which also includes music penned and previously recorded by Frank Zappa. The U47 is one of a new line microphones which faithfully recreates the legendary vintage Telefunken sound.


2006

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Ringside Ringside Chooses Telefunken
Ringside, whose self-titled debut on Geffen Records yielded the hit single "Tired of Being Sorry," and the track "Struggle," which has become a widely heard jingle for Pontiac, is now in the studio working on their sophomore effort. The band is using two Telefunken microphones, one a rare 1950s vintage 250E two-pattern version...

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RM-5C at AES Telefunken Introduces RM-5C
At the recent AES 2006 Convention in San Francisco, Telefunken | USA™ introduced the company's first ribbon microphone, the RM-5C. Telefunken states that the new mic, designed by Jerry Silvia and David Browning of Silvia Classics Microphones, represents a technical breakthrough in ribbon microphone construction.

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TELEFUNKEN at AES Telefunken Ela M 251 "Uncovered"
Toni Fishman offered Gearwire.com an inside peek into the design and construction of the legendary Ela M 251 microphone, as well as a discussion on other aspects of microphone design, at this year's AES conference in San Francisco, CA.

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Matt Scannell Vertical Horizon Chooses Ela M 250
Matt Scannell, songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist for Vertical Horizon, has purchased the new Telefunken | USA Ela M250 for the recording of the band's upcoming album. "It's the best mic I've ever sung through, and I've sung through original Telefunken microphones which can cost $30,000," says Scannell.

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Alicia Keys EQ Magazine on Telefunken Mics
The Telefunken USA Ela M 270, Ela M 251, U47 M and R-F-T M16MkII microphones have all been mentioned in the June issue of EQ Magazine. This month's "The Studio Issue" features a fantastic article about Alicia Keys and her New York studio The Oven, where engineer Ann Mincieli has been using an R-F-T M16MkII on Alicia's vocals, and the stereo Ela M 270 on grand piano.

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John John "Goldfinger" Feldmann Chooses Telefunken Matched Pair
John Feldman, frontman of the enduring band Goldfinger, has purchased a perfectly matched pair of Telefunken | USA's new R-F-T M16 MkII microphones for his Foxy Studios in LA. The M16 is one of a new line of affordable microphones which faithfully recreate...

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AK47 Telefunken | USA™ Introduces R-F-T AK47 Tube Microphone
Telefunken | USA™, the TEC Award-winning microphone company which faithfully recreates the vintage Telefunken sound, today introduced the new R-F-T AK47. This large diaphragm, tube microphone provides an exceptionally clean, warm tone, substantial gain, extraordinary low end, and extended high frequency response.


2005

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M16MkII Telefunken R-F-T M 16 Mk II kit
Telefunken's R-F-T M16 Mk II microphone has been nominated for this year's TEC Award for Studio Microphone Technology. The annual TEC Awards are hosted by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio. Telefunken's new large diaphragm condenser microphone is a low-cost alternative to the Telefunken microphones...


2004

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Rafa Sardina Rafa Sardina: Ela M 12
Seven-time Grammy-winner mixer/engineer Rafa Sardina has purchased a matched pair of Telefunken USA's Ela M12 recreations of the classic microphone manufactured in the 60s and considered one of the most desirable of the classic condenser tube microphones.

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Joe Chiccarelli Tom McRae & Joe Chiccarelli: Ela M 12
Top producer/engineer Joe Chiccarelli recorded the upcoming album by critically-acclaimed English artist Tom McRae, with executive producer Mike Hedges, at The Paramour estate in Los Angeles. Classic Equipment Rental...

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Last Cache Last Large Cache of Vintage Tubes
Telefunken USA has acquired what is believed to be the last large stock of vintage NOS (New Old Stock) 6072A General Electric tubes, manufactured to strict military/industrial standards. The 6072A is the premiere tube used in Telefunken USA's line of new microphones...

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Ela M 251F Telefunken | USA™ Introduces New "No Frills" Classic Ela M 251F Package
Telefunken | USA™ is now offering their flagship microphone, the Ela M 251F, winner of the 2003 TEC Award for Studio Microphone excellence, in a new "no frills" package. The Ela M 251F microphone houses the same meticulously hand-crafted components...

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