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Telefunken Introduces New C12 Tube Mic Stereo Sets

6/12/2012

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has introduced new matched stereo sets of their C12 large diaphragm tube microphone, featuring a custom dual power supply capable of powering both microphones at one time, and a special locking flight case that will carry both sets of microphones, cables, wooden boxes, and the dual power supply.

The original AKG C12 was the epitome of classic, hi-fidelity sound.  Revered for its smooth, airy response, the C12 quickly became a favorite among recording engineers of the time, and is still a highly sought after microphone on the vintage market. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is now manufacturing the C12 once again. The microphone features the new CK12 capsule (built in the USA from the original manufacturers technical specifications), a Haufe (manufacturer of the original) output transformer built to match the original, and a microphone grade 6072a tube as found in the original system.

Stereo microphone techniques are often used for recording classical music and large signal sources such as orchestra, choirs, and large chamber groups. They can also effectively be used on drum overheads, acoustic guitars, piano, and percussion. The TELEFUNKEN C12 Stereo Set provides recording engineers a variety of stereo recording techniques, including X/Y coincidental pairs when utilizing the mics in their cardioid patterns, or A/B spaced pairs while using the mics in either cardioid or omni.

The option of a Blumlein pair is also available with both microphones set to figure-8, as well as the traditional M/S (mid / side) technique when using one mic in cardioid and the other in figure-8. The custom M 910S dual-microphone power supply offers nine polar patterns for each microphone, making the options of stereo microphone techniques nearly infinite.

Every component in each of the two TELEFUNKEN C12 microphones is hand-selected, allowing as close a match as is possible between each system. Capsules are tuned to each other; transformers and tubes are tested for matched gain and frequency response. These sets offer the user the knowledge and comfort that the tools they are using will give identical responses for their most important stereo recordings.

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