Telefunken AR-51 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone with Flight Case

Telefunken AR-51 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone with Flight Case

Telefunken AR-51 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone with Flight Case

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Telefunken AR-51 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone with Flight Case

Telefunken AR-51 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone with Flight Case

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Product Highlights

  • Omni, Cardioid, and Figure-8 Patterns
  • Six Intermediate Polar Patterns
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • Dual-Membrane, Edge-Terminated Capsule
  • NOS ECC81 Twin-Triode Vacuum Tube
  • Haufe T14/1 Output Transformer
  • External Power Supply
  • Rugged Flight Case
  • Lockable, Airtight, and Waterproof
  • High-Density Foam Interior
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  • 1Description

The Telefunken AR-51 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone with Flight Case is an R-F-T Series large-diaphragm, multi-pattern tube condenser mic with a hardshell flight case designed to deliver versatility and full-range frequency reproduction of vocals and instruments for musicians, recordists, and audio engineers in home, project, and commercial recording studios. It features a dual-membrane, edge-terminated capsule with nine polar patterns—omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8, and six intermediate options. An NOS ECC81 twin-triode vacuum tube and Haufe T14/1 output transformer contribute to the AR-51's tone, which draws inspiration from the classic C12 and ELA M 251E microphones. Its 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response and maximum SPL of 128 dB enable it to handle anything from soft vocals and delicate piano to pounding drums.

The AR-51, its external power supply, proprietary 7-pin cable, and shockmount fit securely in the high-density foam interior of the rugged flight case, which is lockable, airtight, and waterproof up to a 3' depth. An automatic pressure equalization valve in the case ensures proper pressure at a variety of altitudes.

  • AR-51 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

    The AR-51 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone from Telefunken provides a smooth mid-range, open top end, and a well-balanced low-frequency translation that make it a great choice on anything from vocals to drums to acoustic guitar and even saxophone.

    The AR-51 features the TK51D capsule, a 34mm dual-membrane, edge-terminated design. This larger surface area provides an extended low end and a smoother, more open high end. This capsule brings the AR-51 sonically closer to the revered sound of the edge-terminated CK12 capsule. Additionally, the AR-51 takes the amplifier electronics of the C12 and ELA M 251E microphones. The core of this amplifier is a NOS ECC81 vacuum tube, which is coupled with the same German-built output transformer as the C12 and the ELA M 251E.

    The remote pattern selector, located on the power supply, provides 9 different polar patterns, giving the user a myriad of choices for how to record the source sound in a manner that will best complement their production.

    Quality Beyond Its Price Point
    The AR-51 incorporates a similar capsule design and the same amplifier as the more expensive C12 and ELA M 251E microphones.
    UPC: 899051002022
  • Hardshell Flight Case for AR-51, AK-47 MkII, and M16 MkII Microphone Systems

    The Telefunken HC01 is a hardshell flight case designed to safely house a single AR-51, AK-47 MkII, or M16 MkII microphone system for audio engineers, vocalists, and musicians in studios and traveling from gig to gig. Being airtight and waterproof, it keeps moisture and dust from entering. Its hard plastic exterior and high-density foam interior protect your mic system components from dents, scratches, and shock.

    Air pressure regulation via an automatic pressure equalization valve ensures damage-free elevation changes during flights. Spring-release latches deliver stable, secure closure and padlocks (available separately) can be attached to the lock holders for enhanced safety. A thick, curved carry handle enables easy one-handed transport between rooms and venues.

    Rugged, hard plastic exterior
    High-density foam interior with cut-outs for microphone, power supply, shockmount, and cables
    Airtight and waterproof up to a depth of 3'
    Automatic pressure equalization valve enables proper air pressure regulation during elevation changes in flights
    Spring-release latches lock into place to provide secure closure
    Lock holders allow use of padlocks for additional security
    Thick, curved carry handle with hinges
    Made in the United States of America
    UPC: 899051002855
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Modern Power Supply
  • Shockmount
  • Wooden Box
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (4 Years when Registered)
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • AR-51 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone
    Analog Performance
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Tube Yes
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
    Pattern Selection Switched
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 8 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 128 dB SPL
    THD < 0.2%
    Impedance 250 Ohms
    Sensitivity 13 mV/Pa
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    1 x 7-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 140 mA
    Length 9.49" / 241 mm
    Diameter 1.75" / 44.45 mm
    Weight 26.98 oz / 765 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.4 x 11.3 x 3.4"
  • Hardshell Flight Case for AR-51, AK-47 MkII, and M16 MkII Microphone Systems
    Material Exterior: Plastic
    Interior: High-density foam
    Type of Closure Latches
    Exterior Dimensions (H x D x W) 8 x 20 x 16" / 203 x 508 x 406 mm
    Interior Dimensions Foam cut-outs sized for components of microphone system
    Carrying/Transport Options Handle
    Country of Manufacture United States of America
    Weight 9.6 lb / 4.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.9 x 16.6 x 8.0"

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