Telefunken C12 Diamond Series
Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Vacuum Tube Mic System with rare NOS GE JAN 6072A
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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
The Smooth Sound of Tubes
Perfect for vocals, drum overheads, and acoustic instruments, Telefunken's C12 tube condenser microphone gives you uncompromising performance and stunningly natural-sounding results. This large-diaphragm condenser features omni, cardioid, and figure-8 polar patterns, and you can variably adjust between them. You'll love this mic's clarity, pleasing midrange character, and smooth top end. The dedicated lunchbox-style power supply features an external pattern selector. A locking flight case and a wooden storage box are also included.
Built like the original
Like the classic C12 microphones of yesterday, the Telefunken C12 tube condenser mic is built using the original specifications. The large diaphragm and transformer are made by utilizing the original manufacturer's technical specifications, and the transformer is even made by the same manufacturer as the vintage ones were. Telefunken even uses an NOS microphone-grade tube in the C12 to capture that classic sound.
Real tube-fired tone that will impress
You can't deny the warmth of tube-driven mics. Telefunken's C12 tube condenser microphone sports a new old stock 6072a tube. You'll love the warm and detailed, accurate sound that this mic gives you, thanks to its tube design. Get that elusive tube mic sound with the Telefunken C12 tube condenser microphone.
Variable polar patterns offer recoding flexibility
Not just a one-trick-pony, the Telefunken C12 tube condenser microphone's power supply features switchable polar patterns. You get omni, cardioid, figure-8, and six other intermediate stages. In other words, no matter what you're miking, the C12 has a polar pattern to maximize it. Use the omni pattern to catch the sound of a great room or a group of singers, cardioid to reject unwanted sounds, and figure-8 is great for mid-side recording. The versatile and flexible Telefunken C12 tube condenser mic is ready for any session.
- Reissue of the classic C12 microphone
- The smooth top end and warm sound that only a tube mic can deliver
- Selectable omni, cardioid, figure-8, and 6 other intermediate polar pattern stages
- Custom-built transformer is true to the original specs and even built by the original manufacturer
- Microphone grade 6072a tube delivers stellar sound and performance
- Incredibly realistic and detailed sound reproduction
|Type||Condenser Pressure Gradient|
|Frequency Range||20Hz / 20kHz|
|Polar Pattern||Omni, Carioid and Figure 8 with 6 intermediate stages|
|Sensitivity||10 mV/pa +/- 1 dB|
|THD at 1kHz at 1Pa||<2.5%|
|Output Impedance||<250 ohms|
|Non Linear Distortion||less than or equal to 0.5% at 100 dyne / cm sq|
|Tube Type||GE JAN 6072a|
|Power Type||Dedicated Power Supply with external pattern selector|
|Size||(254mm) length x (41.3mm) diameter|
|Supply Current||<1ma, <150mA|
|Connected Via||Historic stand mount swivel, XLR-3 (M) output|
|Supplied Accessories||Locking flight case, power supply, wooden mic box, clasping shock mount, 25' Accusound quad-shielded cable with swivel connector|