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Telefunken C12

Valve Condenser Microphone

RRP: £10,540.00 (You save £2,291.00)
£8,249.00 (inc VAT) £8,783.33 £6,874.17 (exc VAT)
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If there were ever a microphone that was the epitome of classic, hi-fidelity sound, it would be the C12. Its silky smooth top end provides plenty of air without sounding harsh or artificial. Its midrange speaks clearly and articulately, capturing the source with a natural presence. Its low end is tight and focused, perfectly balanced with the rest of the frequency range.

The large diaphragm vacuum tube-based C12 is a fantastic choice for all types of instruments, lending itself especially well to drum overheads, acoustic guitar, and vocals. Its silky smooth top end provides plenty of air without sounding harsh or artificial. Its midrange speaks clearly and articulately, capturing the source with a natural presence. Its low end is tight and focused, perfectly balanced with the rest of the frequency range.

If there were ever a microphone that was the epitome of classic, hi-fidelity sound, it would be the Austrian-designed C12. Original developed by AKG Acoustics in 1953, the C12 is revered for its smooth, airy frequency response. The design of the C12 was unique in its remote capsule polarizing technology. The ability to change the capsule's polar response variably between cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-8 (and six intermediate patterns between) from the power supply instead of with switches on board the microphone made the C12 the most versatile large diaphragm tube microphone of its time. Considered by many to be the finest sounding microphone ever produced, original C12 microphones are still in use in recording studios throughout the world.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is proud to manufacture the C12 once again. Each microphone features a newly manufactured CK12 capsule built from the original manufacturer's specifications. The amplifier circuit utilizes a European-made Haufe (manufacturer of the original) output transformer built to match the original, and a microphone grade NOS GE JAN 6072a vacuum tube.

Every part of the C12 microphone has been reverse engineered and recreated exactly to the original to match not only its sonic integrity, but also to preserve the impressive point-to-point construction and aesthetic of the original. Coveted by an extensive list of professional recording engineers, the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik C12 historic reissue is an exceptional microphone that will be a treasured addition to your microphone collection for many decades to come.

Each C12 microphone comes complete with M910 power supply, M810 25' quad-shielded ACX-7 tube microphone cable, M710 elastic shock mount, FC10 locking flight case and WB10 wooden microphone box. All TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphones are hand-built and assembled in Connecticut, USA.

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http://www.telefunken-elektroakustik.com/products/mics/show_product.php?item=8 If there were ever a microphone that was the epitome of classic, hi-fidelity sound, it would be the AKG C12. The first of the AKG line of selectable pattern condenser mics, the C12 is revered for its smooth, airy response. Considered by many to be the finest sounding microphone ever produced, original C12 microphones are still in use in recording studios throughout the world. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is proud to manufacture the C12 once again. Our new CK12 capsule is built from the original manufacturers technical specifications, and utilizes a Haufe (manufacturer of the original) output transformer built to match the original, and a microphone grade 6072a tube just like the original system. Our new C12 is incredibly detailed, capturing all the subtle nuances of a performance and transferring them back to the listener in a manner that is so realistic; you'll think you're listening to the source directly. Its silky smooth top end provides plenty of air without sounding harsh or artificial. Its midrange speaks clearly and articulately, capturing the source with a natural presence. Its low end is tight and focused, perfectly balanced with the rest of the frequency range. These qualities make the C12 a fantastic choice for all types of instruments, lending itself especially well to drum overheads, acoustic guitar, and vocals. Coveted by an extensive list of professional recording engineers, the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik C12 historic reissue is an exceptional microphone that will be a treasured addition to your microphone collection for many decades to come.
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