The TF51 is a fresh take on the “Austrian” microphone sound associated with the TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251E and C12. The TF51 continues this legacy, exhibiting a smooth midrange and airy top end, capturing every nuance in pleasant detail. This is a reliable first choice for stand out vocals, acoustic instruments, and percussion.
This lifelike fidelity is created with high quality components based off these inspirations. The 6072A vacuum tube (also found in our ELA M 251E and C12) is mated with an edge-terminated style capsule similar to the historic CK12. The output transformer is a custom German-made Haufe transformer, the original manufacturer for TELEFUNKEN. This attention to detail gives the TF51 a beautifully open and smooth sonic profile.
Open and detailed frequency response
Airy and smooth top end, reminiscent of the ELA M 251E
Balanced low end and natural mid range
Hand assembled in the USA
CK12-style capsule and Haufe transformer, similar to the C12 and 251E
Female vocals, Pop vocals
Every TF51 microphone system comes with a multi pattern M 903 Power Supply, M 803 Tube Microphone Cable, ZC03 Shell Case, M 703 Shock Mount, M 782 Stand Mount, and Microphone Sleeve.
Type: Pressure Gradient Condenser
Capsule: TK51 Edge Terminated Diaphragm
Tube Type: 6072A
Transformer: Custom Wound Haufe Transformer
Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8
Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: 19 mV/Pa
THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier): < 0.4%
Output Impedance: < 300 Ω
Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): 128 dB
S/N Ratio: 86 dBA
Self Noise (Amplifier): 8 dBA
Dimensions/Size: 200 mm L x 46 mm Dia
Weight: 615 g
Current Draw from Mains: 50 mA
Power Supply: M 903 PSU - 7 Pin Female XLR Input, 3 Pin Male XLR Output, Polar Pattern Selector
Cable: M 803 - 7 Meter TELEFUNKEN Tube Microphone Cable, 7 Pin Male & Female XLRs
Shock Mount: M 703 - Shock Mount, M 782 - Stand Mount
Flight Case: ZC03 - Light Weight Carrying Case
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All shipments are fully insured.
Bigger shipments requiring pallets or custom made crates ship to US, CA, JP, CN, AU and other outside of EU locations via DHL Air Freight, ETA is normally approx. 7-14 working days from pickup day zero.
Big shipments inside EU ship via different freight companies, recently mostly via ACE Logistics. Freight forwarders can use different courier companies for deliveries to final destinations.
Palletising and crating time can vary depending on the size of the shipment and packaging queue. We pack all our shipments with great care.
You are most welcome to pick your order up yourself from our Retrosonic Pro Audio showroom, studio and warehouse in Tallinn, Estonia.
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