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.