Telefunken NA CEO Toni Fishman with the company’s Ela M12 microphone
Telefunken North America has acquired what they assume 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 NA’s line of new microphones, which recreate the vintage Telefunken sound due to detailed reverse engineering.
“After exhaustive searching we were able to purchase 4000 of the 6072A tubes,” explained Toni Fishman, CEO of Telefunken NA. “They were labeled by GE in 1983, but were probably manufactured ten years earlier. This tube is the same one that was used by the great Austrian microphone manufacturers and is basically the heart of our new Telefunken NA microphones, including our Ela M251 and Ela M12. 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 either. We are very fortunate to have found this precious stockpile.”
For more information on Telefunken’s NA line, visit www.telefunkenusa.com.