TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is introducing the TF11, the newest member of the Alchemy Series and the company’s first large-diaphragm phantom-powered condenser microphone, at the Virtual 149th Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention.
Blending an Austrian-inspired voicing similar to the C12 with modern FET performance, the TF11 is designed to yield an open and detailed sonic image with a quick, accurate transient response, high SPL handling, and low self-noise.
The TF11 has a combination of circuit elements shared with other TELEFUNKEN designs. The CK12-style edge-terminated capsule is a single membrane version of the capsule in the TF51. The amplifier is a proprietary take on the classic FET mic amplifier similar to the M60, coupled with a custom large-format nickel-iron core transformer by OEP/Carnhill, made in the UK. Through-hole components include UK-made polystyrene film capacitors, Nichicon Fine Gold electrolytic capacitors, and a low-noise JFET amplifier.
The TF11 was developed to bring the Alchemy Series audio quality to a more compact package, designed for the studio and the stage, Created, hand-assembled and tested in the USA, all critical components are subject to the same standards as the rest of TELEFUNKEN’s product line. Available as single mics or matched stereo sets.
MSRP: $895. Go here for more specifics on the new TF11.