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Telefunken Elektroakustik Microphones
 + Accessories Product Line
Diamond Series vintage tube mics
RFT Series tube + Fet Mics
Dynamic Microphone Series
Telefunken Elektroakustik Diamond Series Tube Microphones
Ela M251E U47 U48 C12
Telefunken Elektroakustik Dynamic Series Microphones
M80 M81 M82
M81 WH
M80 chrome/gold
M80 Assorted Color
D6 | D7 drum mic kits
Telefunken Elektroakustik TDP1 TDP2 TDA1 TDA2 DI direct boxes
Telefunken Elektroakustik THP29 headphones
Telefunken Elektroakustik RFT Series tube and FET Microphones
AR51 AK47 mkII CU29 M260 M60 tube and FET microphones:
D.W. Fearn
VT-1 VT-2 tube preamps
VT-4 VT-5 tube equalizers
VT-7 tube compressor
VT-24 4-ch. tube preamp
VT-3 tube DI direct box
LPB-1 line match box
PDB passive direct box

LaChapell Audio
992EG 583 983
tube microphone preamps
503 tube EQ
vintage tube amplifiers
1567A mixer amplifier
436 A-C 438 A-C compressor amplifier
1566 preamplifier

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Accusound Cable Co.
All high quality copper cables for maximizing signal transfer from instruments, studio interconnect patching ...
Jensen Speakers
AlNiCo and Ceramic
P10R P12Q P12N
C10Q C12K C12N
Mods | Jets
Celestion Speakers
G12M VIN30 G12-65 Creamback
G12H Heritage  ROLA-65 
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Telefunken Elektroakustik... perveyors of fine vintage design microphones...

Perhaps the finest of all microphones, the ELA M 251, ELA M 251E, C12, and U47 had their early beginnings with the German distribution company Telefunken before Neumann and AKG eventually grew to developing their own manufacturing and distribution functions. Today, to carry on that tradition of excellence, Telefunken Elektroakustik headquartered in South Windsor, CT, USA enables the recording and pro audio arts community ongoing access to these fine microphones. Telefunken Elektroakustik posesses full ownership and licensure of all patents, drawings, manufacturing processes, and designs of the originals. Hand built to the same tolerances, expectations, drawing specifications, and artistry of the originals, these microphones embody everything as the "sanctimonius verbatim veritas", right down to the sonics, delicate screw shape and threads. The M7, K47 and CK12 capsules are constructed as the vintage originals, along with incorporation of the original design 6072A and AC701K type tubes. The Telefunken Elektroakustik U47 is supported by the Telefunken Elektroakustik VF14k tube module comprised of a military performance--low self noise vacuum tube which mimics the performance of the vintage VF14M tube.  The tube socket seamlessly accommodates a vintage VF14 tube for an exact design and performance reproduction of vintage Telefunken U47's and U48's. 

Truly fine products! Additionally endorsed by Allen Sides of Ocean Studios, the holder of the world's largest cache of Telefunken ELA M 251 vintage mics. Please call Vintage Loop for details and purchase arrangements @ph.586-786-1767.

Telefunken ELA M 251, Telefunken M 251, Telefunken 251, Tele 251, 251 are a few of the references to the famed Telefunken ELA M 251 (AC701 tube) and ELA M 251E (export, 6072A tube). The Telefunken ELA M 251E was the issue most available in the USA and had three polar patterns, omni-cardioid-figure 8. An alternate version was the Telefunken ELA M 250E, which featured omni and cardioid patterns, to market compete with the pattern choice-similar U47. 

The Telefunken Elektroakustik U47/48 are manufactured to the original design details and specifics, most demonstrated in M7 and K47 capsule choices, original wind BV8 output transformer, and VF14k tube module exhibiting a vacuum tube with same performance and lower self noise of the VF14. Original vintage VF14 tubes may be inserted seamlessly in the U47/U48 tube socket with exacting performance, since the power supply is also of exact tube voltage design as the originals.

The Telefunken Diamond series (Telefunken ELAM 251E, Telefunken ELA M 251T, Telefunken ELA C12, Telefunken U47/U48) are historically correct replicas and represent a meticulous reverse engineering of the original classic equipment; hand built and assembled in the USA. These are the ultimate in tube microphones available today, in build quality and sonic results! Noting credits to the other mics above, the sonic quality of the C12 is drop jaw gorgeous!

The most recent developments in the product line include stereo sets of the above microphones, as well as the M60, which is tailored to attract and exceed the KM84 and accessories market, offering cardioid, omni, and hypercardioid capsule screw-on capsule heads in a small capsule FET amplifier body format.

The RFT series microphones combine the characteristics of the above classics, employ manufacture techniques and improvements of the Gefell and 60's AKG products, yet forge their own legacy into the future recording projects currently hitting world markets. The AK-47 mkII nine-pattern system offers multipattern power supply and delivers a rich voice and wood instruments sound such as drum kits, congas, etc., whereas the AR-51 nine-pattern system delivers more articulation to voice and string instruments such as violins, cello, combining the resonant wood enclosure to that of the strings for a truly beautiful outcome. To compare at a glance, the AK47 mkII is a bit darker to the AR-51 as a K47 capsule is to a CK12 capsule, and perhaps as the K47 capsule is a bit darker than the M7 capsule... The CU-29 is a cardioid pattern large capsule tube mic design employing characteristics of the other RFT mics noted above and the 60s vintage tube mic classics of jazz and popular vocals...

Small capsule models in the RFT series are the Ela M260 vacuum tube microphone system with multiple capsule heads included, and the M60 FET transistor microphone systems with choice of cardioid, hypercardioid, and omni pattern capsules.

For those seeking vintage Telefunken small capsule tube or B&K design characteristics, give serious consideration to the M260 small capsule tube mic series... they are truly splendid on piano, strings, and orchestral and drumkit overheads... again accessorized with multiple screw-on head options...

The dynamic series M80, M81, M82, and wireless head M80WH/M80WHB and M81WH/M81WHB for Shure replacements, etc., are amazing and have delivered great performances to concert audiences and studio recordings over the last several years...

As a sound engineer you owe yourself the courtesy and pleasure of using the THP-29 headphones!
Diamond Series...
U47 system  |  $8495.00
ELA M251E system | $8995.00
U48 system  |  $8495.00
C12 system  |  $8495.00
RFT Series...
AK-47 MkII system  |  $1895.00
AR-51 system  |  $1895.00
CU-29 system  |  $1295.00
M260 system  |  $1895.00
AR-70 stereo system  |  $2995.00
M260 black finish, single psu, stereo system  |  $2795.00
M60, single cardioid  |  $595.00
M60, stereo set, cardioid  |  $1195.00
M60, omni-cardioid-hypercardioid, Master stereo set  |  $1695.00
FC40 flight case (U47/U48 system) | $299.00
FC50 flight case (ELA M251E system) | $299.00
FC10 flight case (C12 system) | $299.00
Dynamic Series...
M80 dynamic microphone, chrome grille  |  $249.00
M80 dynamic microphone, black grille  |  $249.00
M80 dynamic wireless capsule head, chrome | $249.00
M80 dynamic wireless capsule head, black | $249.00
M82 dynamic large diaphragm microphone | $399.00
M81 dynamic microphone, all black finish | $249.00
D6 dynamic mic drum package | $1995.00
D7 dynamic mic drum package | $2195.00
THP-29, dynamic stereo headphone | $135.00
M80 dynamic, oak wood finish | $299.00
M80 dynamic, cherry wood finish | $299.99
M80 dynamic mic, assorted color finishes | $269.00
M80 / M81dynamic, in chrome or gold | $379.00 (select in cart)
M80 SH dynamic, in chrome or black grille | $269.00
M81 SH dynamic | $269.00
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