Developed with a multitude of recording situations in mind from home to studio to stage, the TF11 blends an Austrian-inspired voicing similar to the legendary C12 with modern FET high performance. This yields a beautifully open and detailed 3D sonic image, with a quick, accurate transient response, high SPL handling, and low self-noise.
The Austrian-voiced TF11 is a unique design and a new take on the large diaphragm phantom-powered condenser. Developed with a multitude of recording situations in mind, from home to studio to stage, the TF6 has a beautifully detailed midrange and open top end reminiscent of the C12, making it suitable for many sources including voice, drum overheads, and acoustic instruments.
- Open and detailed tone with fast transient response
- High SPL handling, low noise phantom-powered FET amplifier
- CK12-style capsule and OEP/Carnhill transformer deliver C12-like tone
- Designed and assembled by hand in the USA
The compact, cardioid only TF11 features a full low end, detailed and punchy midrange, and airy top end. This classic tonality makes it suitable for countless sources including voice, acoustic instruments, and drum overheads. On voice, the TF11 is transparent, clear and detailed, providing mix-ready audio that’s both dynamic, open and sonically accurate to the source. When used on acoustic instruments, the TF11’s fast transient response and edge terminated capsule capture string and pick attack in impressive detail with an excellent balance of midrange wood tone, while its open top accentuates the instrument’s natural harmonics and clarity. When utilized on drum overheads, the TF11 presents an impressively lifelike image, while its fast transient response delivers a punchy and focused representation of the kit. Its high SPL handling widens the scope of possibilities to louder sources not always suitable for condensers, like toms, brass and guitar amplifiers.
The TF11 features a unique combination of circuit elements shared with other TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik designs. The CK12-style edge terminated capsule is a single membrane version of the capsule featured in the TF51. The amplifier is a unique proprietary take on the classic FET mic amplifier similar to the M60, coupled with a custom large format nickel-iron core transformer by OEP/Carnhill made in the UK. Premium through-hole components include UK-made polystyrene film capacitors, Nichicon Fine Gold electrolytic capacitors, and a high-performance, ultra-low-noise JFET amplifier.
Finished in a deep indigo blue powder coat with black nickel hardware, the TF11 retains the same form factor as other Alchemy Series microphones but shortens the length by 1-inch. This low profile size combined with the lack of external power supply and proprietary cable of a tube microphone make the TF11 extremely easy to set up, break down, and transport; perfect for home recording and touring alike. The microphone comes with a sleek protective mic case, microphone dust cover, and two mount options. Whether it’s bedroom vocals, live drum overheads, or studio guitar amps, the TF11 will deliver consistently excellent results.
The TF11 is a unique design and a new take on the large diaphragm phantom-powered condenser microphone. Blending an Austrian-inspired voicing similar to the legendary C12 with modern FET high performance, the TF11 features a beautifully open and detailed frequency response with exceptionally fast transient response, high SPL handling, and low self-noise. The compact, cardioid only TF11 is versatile, portable, and dependable for all recording environments from home to studio to stage. Countless sources including voice, drum overheads, and acoustic instruments shine when captured with this microphone. Hand-assembled in the USA, the TF11 features a CK12-style edge terminated capsule, premium through-hole components, a true Class A discrete JFET amplifier, and a custom UK-made OEP/Carnhill output transformer.
- Female vocals, pop vocals
- Acoustic guitar
- Drum overheads
- Live sound
In the Box:
- TF11 Microphone
- M 703 Elastic Shock Mount
- M 782 Stand Mount
- MS01 Microphone Sleeve
- MC11 Microphone Case
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