Telefunken USA C-12 Condenser Microphone

 
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The large diaphragm vacuum tube-based C12 is a fantastic choice for all types of instruments, lending itself especially well to drum overheads, acoustic guitar, and vocals.

If there were ever a microphone that was the epitome of classic, hi-fidelity sound, it would be the C12. Its silky smooth top end provides plenty of air without sounding harsh or artificial. Its midrange speaks clearly and articulately, capturing the source with a natural presence. Its low end is tight and focused, perfectly balanced with the rest of the frequency range.

Its silky smooth top end provides plenty of air without sounding harsh or artificial. Its midrange speaks clearly and articulately, capturing the source with a natural presence. Its low end is tight and focused, perfectly balanced with the rest of the frequency range.

If there were ever a microphone that was the epitome of classic, hi-fidelity sound, it would be the Austrian-designed C12. Original developed by AKG Acoustics in 1953, the C12 is revered for its smooth, airy frequency response. The design of the C12 was unique in its remote capsule polarizing technology. The ability to change the capsule's polar response variably between cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-8 (and six intermediate patterns between) from the power supply instead of with switches on board the microphone made the C12 the most versatile large diaphragm tube microphone of its time. Considered by many to be the finest sounding microphone ever produced, original C12 microphones are still in use in recording studios throughout the world.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is proud to manufacture the C12 once again. Each microphone features a newly manufactured CK12 capsule built from the original manufacturer's specifications. The amplifier circuit utilizes a European-made Haufe (manufacturer of the original) output transformer built to match the original, and a microphone grade NOS GE JAN 6072a vacuum tube. Every part of the C12 microphone has been reverse engineered and recreated exactly to the original to match not only its sonic integrity, but also to preserve the impressive point-to-point construction and aesthetic of the original.

Each C12 microphone comes complete with M910 power supply, M810 25' quad-shielded ACX-7 tube microphone cable, M710 elastic shock mount, FC10 locking flight case and WB10 wooden microphone box. All TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphones are hand-built and assembled in Connecticut, USA.

Coveted by an extensive list of professional recording engineers, the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik C12 historic reissue is an exceptional microphone that will be a treasured addition to your microphone collection for many decades to come!


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Things You Will Get:

  • C-12 Condenser Microphone
  • Locking Flight Case
  • Power Supply
  • Wooden Mic Box,
  • Clasping Shock Mount
  • 25' Accusound quad-shielded cable with swivel connector

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Type Pressure Gradient Condenser
Tubes GE JAN 6072a (NOS)
Sensitivity 10 mV/Pa ± 1 dB
Power Supply M 910 PSU - 7 Pin Female XLR Input, 3 Pin Male XLR Output, Polar Pattern Selector
Polar Pattern 9-Pattern Variable including Omnidirectional, Cardioid, and Bidirectional
Model C-12
Maximum SPL 130 dB
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ± 3 dB
Dimensions 250 mm L x 42.5 mm Dia.
Capsule CK12 - 25 mm Edge Terminated Diaphragm
Weight 567 g
Impedance 250 Ohms
Self Noise 9dB
Warranty Info:

Our products are split into four levels: Vintage, Platinum, Professional, and R-F-T. The R-F-T series of microphones, which include the AK47 and the M16 MkII, have a five year warranty. The Professional level of microphones, which includes the Ela M 251/250F, Ela M 12F, RM-5C, and the Ela M 260, offer a one year warranty. The Platinum level of microphones, which includes the Ela M 251/251E, the Ela M 12, the Ela M 270, the "CineMike," and the U 47 M, come with a five year warranty. The Vintage series microphones, which includes the Ela M 251V, the Ela M251VAC, the Ela M 12V, and the U 47 M with the VF-14 tube, also come with a 5 year warranty. However, the tubes found in the microphones are not covered under warranty.