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The AK-47 MkII Tube Microphone Stereo Set from Telefunken is a matched stereo pair of the company's AK-47 condenser microphones. The AK-47 is a part of their acclaimed R-F-T series. The microphone features a large-diaphragm condenser element and a custom output transformer that borrows from the historic BV8 transformer found in the vintage U47 and U48 microphones. The AK-47's tube stage features a NOS "new old stock" Telefunken EF-732 vacuum tube, delivering pristine audio fidelity, low noise and vintage analog warmth. The AK-47 features omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8 polar patterns with 6 intermediate stages for each pattern.
With the AK-47 stereo set, you have the option of using stereo recording techniques that include X/Y coincidental pairs with the mics in cardioid, A/B spaced pairs with either cardioid or omnidirectional patterns, and also a Blumlein pair, with each mic in a figure-8 polar pattern. Designed for convenience, the set comes with a dual microphone-capable power supply included. Each component is hand selected and matched to allow for as close of a match between the two microphones in each system as possible. Capsules are tuned to each other, and transformers and tubes are tested for matched gain and frequency response.
Stereo pair with each component hand selected and matched to allow for as close of a match between the two microphones in each set as possible
Utilizes American-designed electronics in conjunction with NOS tubes and standardized parts
Features a new proprietary circuit designed around a NOS Telefunken EF-732 tube and a custom output transformer that is an exact replica of the historic BV8 transformer, found in the historic U47 and U48 microphones
The Telefunken EF-732 tube is very similar to the AC-701 tube in that it provides a "velvety" character to the overall tone of the microphone
Designed as a hi-fidelity microphone with a "present" but not "harsh" character
Custom-dual power supply powers both mics at once
Locking flight case that will carry both sets of microphones, cables, wooden boxes, and the dual power supply