By PSW Staff • June 16, 2010 The new AK-47 MkII microphone from TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik (larger image below) TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is introducing the new MkII version of the R-F-T AK-47, one of the company’s most popular and affordable microphones. The formal introduction will be made at the upcoming (later this week) 2010 Summer NAMM show in Nashville. Featuring a dual-sided, gold-sputtered capsule and a NOS (New Old Stock) TELEFUNKEN EF-732 vacuum tube, the new AK-47 MkII includes a transformer upgrade to the historic BV8 found in the U-47 and U-48 microphone classics of the past. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has conducted extensive research in the historic design and transformer-manufacturing source for their BV8 output transformers. These BV8 transformers are then meticulously manufactured to these exacting historic specifications dictated by TELEFUNKEN’s extensive library of historic technical documents. Through continued research, the AK-47 MkII’s new amplifier better employs the extended low frequency capabilities of the original 1950s transformer design. Additional modifications have introduced premium quality components into the circuit layout in order to take full advantage of the extended frequency response capabilities. Careful attention has been paid to current management utilizing wide, direct traces and large ground planes within the amplifier in order to increase low frequency articulation, and lower the noise floor of the tube amplifier for better overall detail. Comprised of a dedicated power supply with remote polar pattern control, elastic-suspended clasping shock mount, and wooden case, the AK-47 MkII system is available in the under $2,000 price range. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik Website Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Microphones Poll Telefunken Tubes · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Live Sound International brings you information on a wide range of pro audio topics. Stay up-to-date, get expert tips, industry news, new products and technologies delivered. Discover how to make smart use of today’s sound technology, Subscribe Today!