Telefunken TF11 FET Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
Give your acoustic instruments the sound they deserve with the Telefunken Alchemy Series TF11, a large-diaphragm condenser microphone designed to give you an open, airy sound, all while handling high SPLs. Suitable for the project studio, the professional studio, and the stage, this cardioid microphone delivers a sound similar to the world-renowned C12, yet doing so with modern, low-noise performance specifications befitting a present-day FET amplifier.
The mic utilizes componentry that promises an open, detailed, and dimensional sound across its 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range. Expect rich lows, a punchy midrange, and sonorous, sweet highs. With an SPL of 135 dB, the mic can handle anything from the human voice to a drum overhead. The built-in FET amplifier ensures low self-noise of about 4 dBa.
The TF11 shares components in common with other Telefunken Elektroakustik designs, such as its single-membraned, CK12-style, edge-terminated capsule. The built-in amplifier comprises a proprietary take on a FET mic amplifier similar to the M60. This is coupled with a custom, large-format, nickel-iron core transformer fashioned by OEP/Carnhill, a renowned manufacturer. The mic also makes use of premium film capacitors, Nichicon Fine Gold electrolytic capacitors, and a high-performance, ultralow-noise JFET amplifier, all to ensure its quiet, yet characterful sonic pickup.
The microphone comes with a protective mic case, a dust cover, and two different mount options (hard mount and shockmount). Whether you need to capture vocals in the living room, pianos in a live room, or drums on the stage, the TF11 will deliver with aplomb. Bedroom vocals, live drum overheads, or studio guitar amps, the TF11 will deliver consistently excellent results.
Thoroughly Tested in the USA
Easy to Use, Store, and Transport
- High-pitched vocals (pop)
- Acoustic guitar
- Drum overhead
- Live sound
Notable Features at a Glance
- Open and detailed tone
- Fast transient response
- High SPL handling
- Low-noise, phantom-powered FET amplifier
- CK12-style capsule
- OEP/Carnhill transformer
- C12-like tone
- Designed and assembled by hand in the USA