Telefunken Hits Tube Jackpot

Telefunken North America has acquired what may be the last large stock of vintage NOS (New Old Stock) 6072A General Electric tubes, which were used in
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Telefunken North America has acquired what may be the last large stock of vintage NOS (New Old Stock) 6072A General Electric tubes, which were used in Telefunken NA's line of new microphones that re-create the vintage Telefunken sound. “After exhaustive searching, we were able to purchase 4,000 of the 6072A tubes,” explained Toni Fishman (pictured), CEO of Telefunken NA. “They were labeled by GE in 1983 but were probably manufactured 10 years earlier. There is a supply of new tubes coming out of Eastern Europe and Asia, but we don't feel they come close to the performance of the vintage 6072A and they don't last as long.”