Alchemy Microphone Series Nominated for NAMM TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement

South Windsor, CT July 20, 2019 – TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s Alchemy Microphone Series has been announced as a nominee for the 35th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement (Microphones - Recording). Presented by The NAMM Foundation, The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media.

We are thrilled to receive this TEC Award nomination for our new Alchemy Series condenser microphone line, which is our 8th nomination to date. This series ties together knowledge we’ve developed over 10+ years of in-house designing and manufacturing top quality, American assembled products. This recognition helps reinforce that we are doing something right!”

- Ryan Loftus, Lead Design Engineer

The nomination announcement follows a two-month call for entries of standout technical and creative products and projects that have made a significant impact on modern sound and music. A panel of respected industry voters from pro audio publications as well as members of professional music, technical and creative organizations, along with select NAMM members carefully evaluated each entry before selecting TELEFUNKEN’s Alchemy Microphone Series for the nomination.

Originally debuted at Winter NAMM 2019, the Alchemy Microphone Series is TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s next generation of large diaphragm tube condensers. Designed, hand-built, and tested to strict quality standards in Connecticut, USA, the Alchemy Series delivers a combination of vintage microphone elements and modern fidelity and reliability. These new microphone models feature unique sonic profiles developed from the ground up. The bold voicings of the new Alchemy Series are the TF29, TF39, TF47, and TF51.

The recent nomination for the Alchemy Microphone Series marks TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s eighth TEC Award nomination since 2003. Past nominations include:

2003 – Microphone Recording – ELA M 251 (Winner)
2007 - Microphone Recording – R-F-T Series AK-47
2008 – Microphone Recording – ELA M 260 (Winner)
2010 - Microphone Recording – R-F-T Series AR-51
2012 – Microphone Sound Reinforcement – M81 (Winner)
2013 - Microphone Sound Reinforcement – M82 (Winner)
2017 – Production Essentials – TDP & TDA Direct Boxes
2019 - Microphone Recording – Alchemy Microphone Series

The NAMM TEC Awards will be held in conjunction with The NAMM Show on Saturday, January 18 in Anaheim, California. Event tickets will be available for purchase in late September by visiting

David Goggin :: Communication Arcs


Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation during The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media in 31 Technical and Creative Achievement Categories. The Les Paul Award is given at the event in tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology. Through its Hall of Fame, The TEC Awards also honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The NAMM Foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame celebrates innovations and ground breaking technical achievements of the past. For more information, visit 


The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,400 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.