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Telefunken AR-51

Telefunken AR-51

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Telefunken AR-51

For the AR-51, Telefunken 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.

Type Condenser Pressure Gradient
Capsule dual sided gold sputtered membrane
Frequency Range 20Hz / 20kHz
Polar Pattern Omni, Cardioid, Figure 8 with 6 intermediate stages
Sensitivity 14MV/Pa = -37dB (0dB = 1v/Pa) -10bD
Impedance 200 ohms stock
SPL 138 dB
Non Linear Distortion Less than or equal to 0.5% at 100 dyne / cm sq
Equivalent Noise 16 dB (a-weighted)
Tube Type NOS ECC81 twin triode
Power Dedicated Power Supply
Weight 27oz (765g)
Size 9 1/2" (241mm) length x 1 3/4" (44.45mm) diameter
Extras Modern Power Supply, Shock Mount, Wooden Box


Short Description 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.
Demo in Store N/A
Manufacturer Telefunken
Old Price N/A
Microphone Type Large Diaphragm Condenser
Valve / Solid State Valve
Microphone Polarity No
Phantom Power No
Frequency Response No
High Pass Filter No
Output Impedance No

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