The compact, cardioid only TF11 is versatile, portable, and dependable for all recording environments from home to studio to stage.



The compact, cardioid only TF11 is versatile, portable, and dependable for all recording environments from home to studio to stage.



The TF11 is a unique design and a new take on the large diaphragm condenser microphone. Blending an Austrian-inspired voicing similar to the legendary C12 with modern FET high performance, the TF11 features a beautifully open and detailed frequency response with exceptionally fast transient response, high SPL handling, and low self-noise. The compact, Cardioid-only TF11 is versatile, portable, and dependable for all recording environments from home to studio to stage. Countless sources including voice, drum overheads, and acoustic instruments shine when captured with this microphone. Hand-assembled in the USA, the TF11 features a CK12-style edge terminated capsule, premium through-hole components, and a custom UK-made OEP/Carnhill output transformer.


  • Open and detailed tone with fast transient response 
  • Compact size suitable for all recording environments 
  • Fixed Cardioid polar pattern  
  • High SPL handling, low noise phantom-powered FET amplifier  
  • CK12-style capsule and UK-made OEP/Carnhill transformer 
  • Designed and assembled by hand in the USA 
  • Recommended Applications: Vocals, Drum Overheads, Acoustic Guitar, Live Sound 

Technical Specifications

Type: FET Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±3 dB
Power Source: +48V Phantom Power
Capsule: TK51S – Edge Terminated Large Diaphragm, Single Membrane
Transformer: OEP/Carnhill T218
Sensitivity: 14 mV/Pa, ±1 dB
THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier): 0.005%
Output Impedance: < 200 Ω
Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): > 135 dB
S/N Ratio: 90 dBA
Self Noise (Amplifier): 4 dBA
Dimensions: 175 mm L x 46 mm Dia
Weight: 545 g
Included Accessories: Shock Mount, Stand Mount, Mic Sleeve, Mic Case

Frequency Response

Configuration Options


Single microphone system 

Each system includes: 

  • TF11 Microphone 
  • MC11 Microphone Case 
  • M 703 Shock Mount 
  • M 782 Stand Mount 
  • MS01 Microphone Sleeve 

TF11 Stereo Set 

A frequency and gain matched pair of microphones 

Each system includes: 

  • (2x) Matched TF11 Microphones 
  • ZC11S Zipper Case 
  • (2x) M 703 Shock Mounts 
  • (2x) M 782 Stand Mounts 
  • (2x) MS01 Microphone Sleeves 

“The top end is bright and not hyped, and it’s open and airy, the way you want, especially for modern R&B, you want that top end on there, but for things I would usually do for an R&B or a pop record, like boosting EQ to brighten it up — I don’t need to do that with the TF11. It just sounds that way right out of the box, which makes the whole process easier for tracking, and then of course, all the way through mixing. I’m having to work less to get the right sound.” 

Paul “Willie Green” Womack

Live From the Lab

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Live From the Lab

The LIVE FROM THE LAB live music video series is recorded and filmed at TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s facility in South Windsor, CT. Each session is tracked live exclusively with TELEFUNKEN microphones and features unique performances from a variety of local, regional, national, and international artists and ensembles.

The multitrack audio files from these sessions are available for free download via clickable links below the individual performance videos. All audio files are presented in .WAV format and were recorded at 24bit / 48KHz sample rate. They are clearly labeled in the same format with the source listed first (LEAD VOX, ACOUSTIC, PIANO), followed by the microphone used (C12, AR-51, etc) and can be downloaded and imported into your Digital Audio Workstation of choice.

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