TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is introducing three new products at AES 2010 in San Francisco.
The New CU-29 “Copperhead” Condenser Mic with a vintage NOS Tube is TELEFUNKEN’S newest large diaphragm condenser microphone which has been in development for 18 months.
Dubbed the CU-29 Copperhead in the “Name the Mic” contest, this new addition to the company’s acclaimed R-F-T line was designed by the in-house engineering team, with outside consultation from some of the world’s top amplifier designers.
The new CU-29 Copperhead is based around a unique circuit that features a New Old Stock (NOS) TELEFUNKEN vacuum tube, custom audio transformer, and a fixed cardioid large diaphragm capsule. Sonically, the microphone exhibits similar characteristics found in its R-F-T series counterparts, the AR-51 and the AK-47 MkII.
The Stereo AR-70 Large Diaphragm Tube Microphone is the two-channel version of the AR-51 microphone designed in the tradition of the classic mics of the past, utilizing the same circuit design as the classic ELA M 251E.
This new and mic in the R-F-T line is suitable for any recording studio, from major World Class facilities to voiceover rooms and home project studios. The new AR-70 utilizes premium components, including vintage New Old Stock (NOS) tubes that have been rigidly tested for noise and microphonics, as in the ELA M 251E.
The new M80 wireless microphone capsule head is a dynamic capsule now available for a wide variety of live sound applications. These capsule head replacements are interchangeable with any of the screw-on-type handheld transmitters that receive a 31.3mm/pitch 1.0mm.
The new M80 capsule head’s directional pickup pattern and wide frequency response yields a microphone that provides an ideal blend of functionality, isolation, and a distinctively pleasing tone.
The new wireless M80 capsule head is sonically open, requiring little or no EQ to fit into a live or recorded mix. Minimal proximity effect gives the dynamic capsule a smooth, balanced presence that is neither boomy nor overpowering.