Telefunken Elektroakustik has introduced the Telefunken TF11, the newest member of the popular Alchemy Series and the company’s first large diaphragm phantom-powered condenser microphone.
Blending an Austrian-inspired voicing similar to the legendary C12 with modern FET high performance, the TF11 yields a beautifully open and detailed 3D sonic image, with a quick, accurate transient response, high SPL handling, and low self-noise.
The TF11 features a unique combination of circuit elements shared with other Telefunken Elektroakustikdesigns. The CK12-style edge-terminated capsule is a single membrane version of the capsule featured in the TF51. The amplifier is a unique 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. Premium through-hole components include UK-made polystyrene film capacitors, Nichicon Fine Gold electrolytic capacitors, and a high-performance, ultra-low-noise JFET amplifier.
The TF11 was developed to bring the Alchemy Series pristine audio quality into a more compact and convenient package, designed for the studio, built for the stage, and affordably priced. Created, hand-assembled and tested in the USA, all critical components are subject to the same high standards as the rest of Telefunken Elektroakustik’s product line. The TF11 is available as Single TF11 or TF11 Matched Pair.