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Telefunken TF11 announced

New mic is inspired by an Austrian classic

Telefunken TF11

Telefunken have unveiled the newest member of their Alchemy microphone series. The TF11 is said to have been inspired by AKG's classic C12, and accordingly employs an edge-terminated capsule, modelled after the much-lauded CK12 but employing a single diaphragm rather than the original's back-to-back pair.

A cardioid affair, the TF11 employs premium components throughout, including a UK-made OEP/Carnhill transformer and Nichicon capacitors, mounted on its circuit board in through-hole fashion. The mic is hand-assembled in the States, yet carries a relatively affordable price tag of $895. Sound-wise, Telefunken tell us it “yields a beautifully open and detailed 3D sonic image”, and that it combines a fast transient response with high SPL handling and low self-noise.

We'll be putting those claims to the test in an SOS review very soon. Meanwhile, check out the video below.

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