Pictured is the new TELEFUNKEN mic with no name.
Winner Receives Matched Pair of Large Diaphragm Mics with Vintage Tubes
In September, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik(tm) fans were encouraged to submit suggested names for the company’s new tube microphone that will be introduced at AES in San Francisco on November 4. The response was overwhelming, with thousands of individual suggestions coming from across the globe and from dozens of countries, including Morocco, Greenland, New Zealand, Denmark, and Thailand.
Below is a list of names in alpha-numeric order that have been chosen as the best suited for TELEFUNKEN’s new R-F-T microphone. Voters will only be allowed one vote, and the polls close at 6pm EDT October 21st. The winner will be announced on Friday, October 22nd @ 12 Noon PDT.
AF-29; COPPERHEAD; CU-29; EP-1C; M1C; M29; MP-5; TALOS; U-21; V1C
To vote, visit TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik at: http://www.t-funk.com
In development for 18 months, the newest mic in the company’s acclaimed R-F-T line was designed by the company’s in-house engineering team, with outside consultation from some of the world’s top amplifier designers. The microphone is based around a unique circuit that features a New Old Stock (NOS) TELEFUNKEN vacuum tube, custom audio transformer and a fixed cardioid large diaphragm capsule. Sonically, the microphone carries similar characteristics found in its R-F-T line counterparts, the AR-51 and the AK-47 MkII.
Featuring a custom antique copper finish, the new microphone has a silky, open top end, smooth midrange, and a detailed low end. The amplifier design and frequency response are tailored for vocals, however the microphone works exceptionally well on many signal sources including acoustic guitars, amps and percussion.
The street price of the new R-F-T mic will be $1295, making it the first large diaphragm tube microphone offered from TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik to break below the $1500 price range. Each microphone system comes complete with power supply, 20′ mic-to-power supply cable, shockmount and wooden box. New custom flight cases are available for an additional $99.