format_quote The TF51 is a fresh take on the “Austrian” microphone sound associated with the TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251E and C12. The TF51 continues this legacy, exhibiting a smooth midrange and airy top end, capturing every nuance in pleasant detail. This is a reliable first choice for stand out vocals, acoustic instruments, and percussion.
This lifelike fidelity is created with high quality components based off these inspirations. The 6072A vacuum tube (also found in our ELA M 251E and C12) is mated with an edge-terminated style capsule similar to the historic CK12. The output transformer is a custom German-made Haufe transformer, the original manufacturer for TELEFUNKEN. This attention to detail gives the TF51 a beautifully open and smooth sonic profile.
Open and detailed frequency response
Airy and smooth top end, reminiscent of the ELA M 251E
Balanced low end and natural mid range
Hand assembled in the USA
CK12-style capsule and Haufe transformer, similar to the C12 and 251E
Female vocals, Pop vocals
Every TF51 microphone system comes with a multi pattern M 903 Power Supply, M 803 Tube Microphone Cable, ZC03 Shell Case, M 703 Shock Mount, M 782 Stand Mount, and Microphone Sleeve.
format_quote US parcels are shipped fully insured with DHLExpress and they usually arrive within 2-3 working days from pickup day zero.
EU parcels arrive within 4-6 working days and are shipped with DPD or ACE Logistics.
You are also most welcome to pick up your order from Retrosonic Pro Audio showroom, studio and warehouse in Tallinn, Estonia.
We ship worldwide! Contact us for a personal shipping quote or if you have any questions.
VAT (Value Added Tax) is deducted if you have a company with a valid EU VAT number or if you're based outside of EU. Non-EU buyer pays all and any import duty and tax as regulated by your local customs.
Type: Pressure Gradient Condenser
Capsule: TK51 Edge Terminated Diaphragm
Tube Type: 6072A
Transformer: Custom Wound Haufe Transformer
Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8
Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: 19 mV/Pa
THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier): < 0.4%
Output Impedance: < 300 Ω
Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): 128 dB
S/N Ratio: 86 dBA
Self Noise (Amplifier): 8 dBA
Dimensions/Size: 200 mm L x 46 mm Dia
Weight: 615 g
Current Draw from Mains: 50 mA
Power Supply: M 903 PSU - 7 Pin Female XLR Input, 3 Pin Male XLR Output, Polar Pattern Selector
Cable: M 803 - 7 Meter TELEFUNKEN Tube Microphone Cable, 7 Pin Male & Female XLRs
Shock Mount: M 703 - Shock Mount, M 782 - Stand Mount
Flight Case: ZC03 - Light Weight Carrying Case
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