The Telefunken AR-51 microphone is part of the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik R-F-T series. The R-F-T line of tube condenser microphones utilizes American designed electronics in conjunction with New Old Stock tubes and standardized parts from overseas manufacturers. This provides for lower cost alternative to more expensive microphone systems, without sacrificing the qualities that you would expect from a TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphone.
The Telefunken AR-51 features the amplifier electronics of a C-12 and ELA M 251E combined with an offshore capsule and power supply. While the capsule is built off shore, it is tested to very high tolerances for consistency in our Connecticut based US laboratory. The capsule is then coupled to a slightly tweezed classic amplifier. The core of this amplifier is NOS [New Old Stock] ECC81 vacuum tube which is coupled the same German built output transformer you will find in our far more expensive C-12 and ELA M 251E.
The R-F-T AR-51 has a versatile microphone with smooth mid-range, open top end, and solid well-balanced low frequency translation make it a great choice on anything from vocals to drums and percussion to acoustic guitar to saxophone. The remote pattern selector (located on the power supply) provides 9 different polar patterns, giving the user a myriad of choices for how to record the source sound in a manner that will best compliment their production.
|Gross Shipping Weight - Volumetric (kgs)||1.0000|
|Microphone Type||Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser|
|Phantom Power Required||No|
|Frequency Response||20Hz - 20kHz|
|Output Impedance (Ohms)||200|
|Included Accessories||Shockmount | Wooden Box|