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Telefunken Elektroakustik AR-51 microphones provide a smooth mid-range, open top end, and solid, well-balanced low frequency translation. Includes HC01 Hard Shell Flight Case.
The TELEFUNKEN AR-51 was created to bring the classic circuit of the ELA M 251E and C12 into a new, more affordable microphone. Featuring edge terminated TK51D capsule, a European NOS (New Old Stock) ECC81 vacuum tube and newly manufactured Haufe T14/1 output transformer, the AR-51 captures the same clarity as its predecessors and provides similar sonic characteristics, with its own unique distinctions.
Its smooth mid-range, open top end, and well-balanced low frequency translation make the AR-51 shine on anything from vocals to drums to acoustic guitar. With 9variable polar patterns, the AR-51 has both versatility and superior accuracy in recreating your sound source as natural as it sounds.
The AR-51 provides a smooth mid-range, open top end, and solid, well-balanced low frequency translation to make it a great choice on anything from vocals to drums to acoustic guitar to saxophone.
While TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is well known for their historic recreation microphones, but as we all know those recreations are intended for the 'upper crust' of the recording industry who can afford the best of the best.
With this in mind they created the R-F-T Series of microphones as an affordable solution that delivers amazing tone, ultimate application flexibility at a price anyone who is serious about recording can afford.
The AR-51 is the culmination of this ideal. For the AR-51 we took the amplifier electronics of a C-12 and ELA M 251E and married them to an offshore capsule and power supply so we can bring the best of both worlds together for what are destined to become the classics of tomorrow.
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.
In use, the R-F-T AR-51 is a fantastic utility mic! Its 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. There are 1000 more uses, but we think you get the idea that this is indeed a remarkably versatile microphone.
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.
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is proud to announce the inclusion of the new TK51D capsule in the AR-51 and AR-70 STEREO microphone systems. This new dual-membrane edge-terminated CK12-like capsule offers a larger surface area than the original TK67 capsule, resulting in a frequency response with an extended low end and a smoother, open high end. The new TK51D capsule brings the AR-51 and AR-70 sonically closer to the classic edge-terminated capsule based ELA M 251E, C12 and C24 microphones.
Starting October 2012, all newly manufactured AR-51 (serial # 760 and above) and AR-70 Stereo (serial # 026 and above) microphones will ship from the lab with the new TK51D capsule. Owners of original AR-51 and AR-70 Stereo microphones interested in the new capsule design are eligible to swap out the original TK67D for the alternative TK51D for $199 plus return shipping. This price includes the cost of the new capsule and mounting hardware, as well as the labor to install, retest, tune and calibrate the microphone for optimal performance.
If you have any questions or concerns about the capsule in your microphone, please feel free to reach us directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info, visit the Telefunken website: TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik
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