Telefunken AR-51 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

Telefunken AR-51 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

Telefunken AR-51 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

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Telefunken AR-51 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Omni, Cardioid & Figure-8 Polar Patterns
  • Six Intermediate-Stage Polar Patterns
  • Dual-Membrane, Edge-Terminated Capsule
  • NOS ECC81 Twin-Triode Vacuum Tube
  • 138 dB SPL Handling
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
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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.
In the Box
Telefunken AR-51 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone
  • Modern Power Supply
  • Shockmount
  • Wooden Box
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (4 Years when Registered)
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Tube Yes
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure 8, Omnidirectional
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 8 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 128 dB SPL
    Impedance 250 ohms
    Sensitivity 13 mV/PA
    Output Connectors 3-Pin XLR, 7-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 140 mA
    THD < 0.2%
    General
    Length 9.49" (241 mm)
    Diameter 1.75" (44.45 mm)
    Weight 26.98 oz (765 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.4 x 11.3 x 3.4"

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