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TELEFUNKEN Introduces New Black Diamond Tubes at Winter NAMM

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT, is debuting three new models in its line of Black Diamond Vacuum Tubes at Winter NAMM.

Manufactured in Europe with Cryogenic Treatment in the USA

Pictured is the new TELEFUNKEN Black Diamond 6V6-TK tube, a modern version of the legendary 6V6, originally released in 1937 by RCA.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT, is debuting three new models in its line of Black Diamond Vacuum Tubes at Winter NAMM.  TELEFUNKEN vacuum tubes have been the benchmark of excellence in all audio applications, both production and reproduction, for many decades. This rich history continues with the introduction of new production tubes from TELEFUNKEN, in partnership with JJ Tubes from the Carpathian Mountains of Cadca in Slovakia

Each tube is meticulously measured for all critical parameters of performance including transconductance, gain, noise, and microphonics. All TELEFUNKEN branded tubes are hand picked to be the best examples of Eastern European construction in the proud tradition with which the name TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has become synonymous.

In addition to the rigorous testing procedure, all new production TELEFUNKEN tubes are cryogenically treated to ensure durability, and subjected to an extended burn-in period to ensure superior stability. The tubes are re-measured subsequent to burn-in in order to guarantee that only the best, lowest noise tubes are offered for purchase through TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik resellers.

The TELEFUNKEN 6V6-TK is newly manufactured and cryogenically treated rendition of the legendary 6V6.  Originally released in 1937 by RCA, the 6V6 is a beam-power tetrode vacuum tube ideal for use in hi-fi audio equipment and music instrument amplifiers.  The 6V6 has been used in popular guitar amplifiers such as the Fender Champ, Princeton Reverb, and Deluxe Reverb for decades, and the Black Diamond Series 6V6-TK is a perfect replacement for keeping the same performance and tone as the originals.

The TELEFUNKEN ECC82-TK is a newly manufactured and cryogenically treated rendition of the classic ECC82, commonly known by the American designation 12AU7.  The ECC82 is a dual triode vacuum tube with medium gain and low noise characteristics, making it ideal for hi-fi audio equipment and instrument amplification.  It is commonly used as a low-noise line amplifier, driver, and phase inverter in push-pull amplifier circuits, and can replace an ECC81/12AX7 for lower gain applications.  

The TELEFUNKEN KT88-TK is a newly manufactured and cryogenically treated version of the legendary KT88.  The KT88-TK is a beam-power tetrode that shares similar applications as the 6L6 and EL34, and is one of the largest tubes in its class.  Originally introduced by GEC in 1956, it became competition for the American-made 6550, but with the ability to handle a much higher plate voltage of up to 800 V, the KT88 became a common choice for power amplification design.

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See the new Black Diamond Vacuum Tubes and the entire line of TELEFUNKEN microphones at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, January 22-25, Hall E Booth #1878 and Hall A Booth #6721.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik strives for absolute perfection. By offering historic recreations of classic microphones alongside their own proprietary designs based around the distinctive tube mic sound, TELEFUNKEN has established a product line that expertly combines vintage style and sound with the reliability of a modern-day microphone design. TELEFUNKEN’s commitment to both the sonic excellence and quality of all of their products is rivaled only by their dedication to provide the best possible service to each and every one of their customers.
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