Summer NAMM 2010: Telefunken AK-47 MkII

Featuring a dual-sided, gold-sputtered capsule and a NOS Telefunken EF-732 vacuum tube, the new AK-47 MkII includes a transformer upgrade to the BV8 found in the U47 and U48 mics.
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Featuring a dual-sided, gold-sputtered capsule and a NOS Telefunken EF-732 vacuum tube, the new AK-47 MkII includes a transformer upgrade to the BV8 found in the U47 and U48 mics.

Through continued research, the AK-47 MkII's new amplifier better employs the extended low-frequency capabilities of the original 1950s transformer design. Additional modifications have introduced premium-quality components into the circuit layout to take full advantage of the extended frequency response capabilities.

Careful attention has been paid to current management using wide, direct traces and large ground planes within the amplifier to increase low-frequency articulation and lower the noise floor of the tube amplifier for better overall detail.

Comprising a dedicated power supply with remote polar-pattern control, elastic-suspended clasping shockmount and wooden case, the AK-47 MkII system is priced at less than $2,000.

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