M60 FET Cardioid

The M60 FET Cardioid package includes one M60 amplifier paired with a TK60 cardioid polar pattern capsule.  The TK60 features a 6-micron gold-sputtered membrane measuring 15mm in diameter, with a surprisingly full low end, and a quick and accurate transient response.  The frequency response is flat from 150 Hz to 7 kHz, with a smooth, airy presence peak at 8 kHz making it ideal for drum overheads, hi-hat and ride cymbals, piano, acoustic guitar, and other acoustic instruments.

Sonic Characteristic

The M60 FET’s incredibly quick transient response captures nuances and subtleties with impressive precision and clarity. This results in an extremely detailed sonic image with definition and presence, perfectly suited for the complex character of stringed instruments and percussive sources.

Circuit Design

Utilizing a unique proprietary circuit topology, this re-interpretation of the classic FET mic amplifier produces an exceptional transient response and SPL handling capabilities. Carefully selected and tested components are hand-plugged into gold-plated circuit board traces to provide an ultra-clean true Class A discrete amplifier with a frequency response of +/- 2dB from 20 Hz to 50 kHz. The output is matched with a custom American-made transformer that offers an especially low self-noise and a typical THD+N of 0.015% or better, making it ideal for critical recording applications.

Construction

The M60 FET amplifier body is finished in a durable, lightly textured black powder coat adorned with the historic TELEFUNKEN diamond badge. The microphone’s XLR connector shell complements the look with a matte black nickel-plated finish engraved with the model and serial number. The TK6x capsules feature a bright nickel-plated enclosure with a fine gold mesh pattern.

Accessories

The M60 FET Cardioid system ships complete with a SGMC-5R 5-meter XLR cable with right angle female connector, M761 elastic shock mount, and a foam windscreen, all packed in an ZC61 zipper carrying case.

Technical Specifications

Type: FET Condenser

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Frequency Range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±3 dB

Power Source: +48V Phantom Power

Capsule: TK60 - Edge Terminated Small Diaphragm, Thread-on

Transformer: TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik T61CT

Sensitivity: 8.6 mV/Pa, ±1 dB

THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier): < 0.01%

Output Impedance: 120 dB

Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): > 130 dB

S/N Ratio: 89 dBA

Self Noise (Amplifier): 5 dBA

Dimensions: 140 mm L x 20 mm Dia

Weight: 110 g

Included Accessories: Right Angle XLR Cable, Shock Mount, Foam Windscreen, Carrying Case

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