Telefunken Introduces the Alchemy Series of Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphones

Telefunken Elektroakustik’s new Alchemy series microphone models feature unique sonic profiles developed from the ground up. The series is composed of these models; TF29, TF39, TF47 and TF51.

With the combination of vintage microphone elements and modern fidelity and reliability, the Telefunken's Alchemy Series delivers microphones each with a distinctively original sonic fingerprint. The Alchemy Series is an evolution and refinement to past models in the R-F-T Series (CU-29 Copperhead, AR-51, and AK-47 MkII), benefitting from over a decade of in-house microphone design and production.

The TF29 Copperhead fixed cardioid is a workhorse microphone, accurately capturing nearly any source put in front of it with a natural tonality. The TF39 expands on the Copperhead sound by adding three-pattern selection between cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-8.

With a deep low end and a forward midrange, the TF47 delivers a warm and punchy sound reminiscent of the U47 and M49. The large diaphragm multi pattern TF51 exhibits a smooth midrange and airy top end similar to the ELA M 251E and C12.

Telefunken has implemented numerous improvements sonically and mechanically to the Alchemy Series, tailored down to the accessories. The mics have newly designed custom headgrilles for transparency and openness, hand-plugged circuit boards and selected American and European vacuum tubes and transformers.

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