Telefunken M60-SS Small-Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone (Cardioid, Stereo Pair)

BH #TEM60SS • MFR #M60-SS
Telefunken M60-SS Small-Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone (Cardioid, Stereo Pair)
Key Features
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Two Matched TK60 Capsules
  • Active FET Transistors
  • Custom-Wound Transformers
The Telefunken M60-SS is a matched pair of small-diaphragm cardioid FET condenser microphones designed to deliver fast transient response and accurate, yet musical frequency reproduction for musicians and recording engineers in home, project, and commercial studios. Ideal for stereo configurations, the M60 FET bodies feature custom-wound transformers, active FET transistors, and Class-A discrete amplifiers. The included TK60 capsules utilize 6-micron, gold-sputtered membranes and exhibit cardioid polar patterns.

The M60's 130 dB maximum SPL, 20 Hz to 31.5 kHz frequency response, low self-noise, and fast transient response make it ideal for critical capture of a wide variety of instruments and room ambience. The supplied shockmounts isolate the microphones from vibrations that would otherwise be transferred through the mic stands. Two windscreens are included for reduction of noise from gusts of air. The M60-SS ships with two XLR cables and a zipper carrying case.

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Expected availability: Dec 24, 2021
$1,150.00
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Telefunken M60 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Detailed Frequency Response
  • 3Sonic Characteristics
  • 4Circuit Design
  • 5Construction
  • 6Accessories

The Telefunken M60-SS is a matched pair of small-diaphragm cardioid FET condenser microphones designed to deliver fast transient response and accurate, yet musical frequency reproduction for musicians and recording engineers in home, project, and commercial studios. Ideal for stereo configurations, the M60 FET bodies feature custom-wound transformers, active FET transistors, and Class-A discrete amplifiers. The included TK60 capsules utilize 6-micron, gold-sputtered membranes and exhibit cardioid polar patterns.

The M60's 130 dB maximum SPL, 20 Hz to 31.5 kHz frequency response, low self-noise, and fast transient response make it ideal for critical capture of a wide variety of instruments and room ambience. The supplied shockmounts isolate the microphones from vibrations that would otherwise be transferred through the mic stands. Two windscreens are included for reduction of noise from gusts of air. The M60-SS ships with two XLR cables and a zipper carrying case.

Detailed Frequency Response

The M60-SS package includes a matched pair of microphones, each featuring one M60 amplifier paired with a TK60 cardioid capsule that incorporates a 6-micron gold-sputtered membrane measuring 15mm in diameter. The mics offer surprisingly full low end and quick, accurate transient response. Their frequency response is flat from 150 Hz to 7 kHz with a smooth, airy presence peak at 8 kHz, making them ideal for drum overheads, hi-hat and ride cymbals, piano, acoustic guitar, and other acoustic instruments.

Sonic Characteristics

The M60's incredibly quick transient response captures nuances and subtleties with impressive precision and clarity. This results in an extremely detailed sonic image with definition and presence, perfectly suited for the complex character of stringed instruments and percussive sources.

Circuit Design

Utilizing a proprietary circuit topology, this re-interpretation of the classic FET mic amplifier produces exceptional transient response and SPL handling capabilities. Carefully selected and tested components are hand-plugged into gold-plated circuit board traces to provide an ultra-clean true Class-A discrete amplifier with a frequency response of ±2 dB from 20 Hz to 50 kHz. The output is matched with a custom American-made transformer that offers an especially low self-noise and a typical THD+N of 0.015% or better, making it ideal for critical recording applications.

Construction

The M60 FET amplifier body is finished in a durable, lightly textured black powder coat adorned with the historic TELEFUNKEN diamond badge. The microphone's XLR connector shell complements the look with a matte black nickel-plated finish engraved with the model and serial number. The TK60 capsule features a bright nickel-plated enclosure with a fine gold mesh pattern.

Accessories

The M60-SS system ships complete with two SGMC-5R XLR cables with right-angle female connectors, two M 761 elastic shockmounts, and two foam windscreens, all packed in an FC62 zipper carrying case.
UPC: 858513005070

Telefunken M60 Specs

Microphone
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm0.59" / 15 mm (Condenser)
Polar PatternCardioid
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 31.5 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL
Impedance120 Ohms
Sensitivity8.6 mV/Pa
Signal-to-Noise Ratio89 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level5 dB A-Weighted
THD< 0.01%
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Cable Length16.40' / 5 m
Power
Operating Voltage48 V
Operating Current Consumption2 mA
Physical
Dimensionsø: 0.83 x L: 5.51" / ø: 21 x L: 140 mm
Weight3.88 oz / 110 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.34 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.3 x 9 x 1.5"
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Self noise of this mic, acording to Telefunken is 5db- This is an early model?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Telefunken M60 was first announced in late 2014, and then released in the early months of 2015. The self noise is equal to or less then 5dBA.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Hope my letter finds you well! I would like to ...

Hope my letter finds you well! I would like to purchase the M60 Master Set by Telefunken with the 3 different capsules, (especially need the TK61) but I am also looking for something what can be attached to the end of the microfons looks like a translucent sphere but have no idea whats that for and how do you call that.. Have a picture with it but can&rsquo;t attach to this mail. Can you please help me. Appreciate your time!
Asked by: David
Hello. These are great mics, an excellent choice for recording in general. As for the sphere you're referring to, we're not sure as to what item you mean. They sound like they could be types of windscreens, in which case we have items like these available BH #THPF842S. If you have more specific information regarding the sphere, please give us a chat or call at 800-606-6969 and we can attempt to assist you.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-09-07
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