In June, Telefunken will ship its Alchemy Microphone series, the next generation of large diaphragm tube condenser microphones. Each will have a unique sonic profile.
Telefunken said the new Alchemy mics were designed, hand-built and tested to strict quality standards at its factory in Connecticut. The new voicings of the Alchemy Microphone Series are the TF29, TF39, TF47 and TF51 models.
The fixed cardioid TF29 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.
With the combination of vintage microphone elements and modern fidelity and reliability, the Alchemy Microphone Series delivers microphones each with an original sonic fingerprint. The Alchemy Microphone 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 company has implemented numerous improvements sonically and mechanically. Boasting new custom headgrilles for transparency and openness, hand-plugged circuit boards and selected American and European vacuum tubes and transformers, no detail was left unaddressed.
All systems ship in a compact, protective case for easy transport and storage. Included are two modern mount options, microphone dust cover, high-flex seven-meter cable and an American-assembled power supply.
The Alchemy mics range in price from $1295 to $1895.
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