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Telefunken TF17 FET Large Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone, Stereo Set

$1,78500

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The Telefunken TF17 FET Large Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone, Stereo Set is crafted for high-fidelity stereo or dual mono recording, whether in the studio or on stage. This set blends a classic “German” mid-forward character with contemporary FET technology. It boasts an extended low-frequency response, pronounced midrange, and silky top end, along with a quick transient response, high SPL handling, and minimal self-noise. Utilized in stereo, the TF17 offers a rich and precise sound stage. With a pair of matched TF17 microphones, it excels for recording drums, percussion, piano, as well as vocal or brass ensembles. Each microphone includes a K47-style center-terminated capsule, precise through-hole components, and a custom hand-tuned JFET amplifier. These capsules and amplifiers are meticulously matched for frequency, gain, and noise. Every TF17 Stereo Set is meticulously assembled, matched, and tested in the USA.

The fixed cardioid TF17 showcases an extended low-frequency response, prominent midrange, and natural high-end, making it suitable for vocals, drums, bass, electric guitar, brass, and piano. Its high SPL handling expands its utility to louder sources not always compatible with condenser mics. The TF17's warm tonality can add depth or a smooth complementary touch to harsh or thin sound sources. When used on vocals, it provides a mix-ready sound by introducing depth and focus without muddiness. For midrange-heavy sources like electric guitar and brass, the TF17 enhances weight and clarity. On percussive instruments, its punchy transient response and deep low end create a bold, focused, and realistic soundstage.

The TF17 incorporates a unique blend of circuit elements shared with other TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik designs. Featuring a K47-style central terminated capsule and a custom FET amplifier akin to the M60 and TF11, along with a custom UK-made OEP/Carnhill output transformer. Premium through-hole components include UK-made polystyrene film capacitors, Nichicon Fine Gold electrolytic capacitors, and a high-performance JFET for ultra-low noise.

Dressed in a black powder coat with black nickel hardware, the TF17 maintains the same form factor as the TF11. Its compact size, combined with the absence of an external power supply and proprietary cable found in tube mics, makes it incredibly easy to set up, dismantle, and transport – ideal for home recording and touring. The microphone includes a protective case, dust cover, and two mounting options. Whether capturing bedroom vocals, live grand pianos, or studio guitar amps, the TF17 consistently delivers exceptional results.

Handcrafted, assembled, and tested in the USA, the TF17 undergoes rigorous testing of critical components to meet TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's high standards. Each component is meticulously tested before installation, including capsule frequency response and transistor noise and distortion. Following assembly, all TF17 amplifiers are fine-tuned by hand, with further frequency response and listening tests. Created by a small American team continuing the legacy of renowned recording microphones, the TF17 combines tradition with innovation, focusing on versatility, affordability, and sound quality. Like the TF11, the TF17 aims to bring Alchemy Series audio excellence into a more compact and convenient form, tailored for the studio, stage, and accessible to all.

Key Features

  • True cardioid polar pattern with K47-style capsule for accurate sound capture
  • Forward tonality with punchy transient response for clarity and definition
  • OEP/Carnhill transformer with high-grade nickel-iron core for high-quality audio
  • High SPL handling and ultra-low noise phantom-powered FET amplifier for versatility
  • Compact size makes it suitable for all recording environments
  • Extended low frequency response for depth and richness
  • Classic tonality ideal for voice, drums & percussion, bass, electric guitar, brass, and piano
  • Rich timbre can add weight or smooth complementary character to sound sources
  • Mix-ready sound on voice with added depth and focus
  • Punchy transient response and deep low end on percussive sources for bold, realistic sound stage

Technical Specifications

Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±3 dB
Capsule
TK47S - Center Terminated Large Diaphragm, Single Membrane
Amplifier Type
Transistor (+48V phantom power required)
Transformer
OEP/Carnhill T217
Sensitivity
12 mV/Pa, ±1 dB
THD at 1 kHz at 1 Pa (Amplifier) 0.01%
Output Impedance
< 200 Ω
Maximum SPL (for 1% THD)
> 135 dB
S/N Ratio
91 dBA
Self-Noise (Amplifier)
3 dBA
Dimensions
175 mm L x 46 mm Dia
Weight
545 g

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Telefunken TF17 FET Large Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone, Stereo Set

$1,78500

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The Telefunken TF17 FET Large Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone, Stereo Set is crafted for high-fidelity stereo or dual mono recording, whether in the studio or on stage. This set blends a classic “German” mid-forward character with contemporary FET technology. It boasts an extended low-frequency response, pronounced midrange, and silky top end, along with a quick transient response, high SPL handling, and minimal self-noise. Utilized in stereo, the TF17 offers a rich and precise sound stage. With a pair of matched TF17 microphones, it excels for recording drums, percussion, piano, as well as vocal or brass ensembles. Each microphone includes a K47-style center-terminated capsule, precise through-hole components, and a custom hand-tuned JFET amplifier. These capsules and amplifiers are meticulously matched for frequency, gain, and noise. Every TF17 Stereo Set is meticulously assembled, matched, and tested in the USA.

The fixed cardioid TF17 showcases an extended low-frequency response, prominent midrange, and natural high-end, making it suitable for vocals, drums, bass, electric guitar, brass, and piano. Its high SPL handling expands its utility to louder sources not always compatible with condenser mics. The TF17's warm tonality can add depth or a smooth complementary touch to harsh or thin sound sources. When used on vocals, it provides a mix-ready sound by introducing depth and focus without muddiness. For midrange-heavy sources like electric guitar and brass, the TF17 enhances weight and clarity. On percussive instruments, its punchy transient response and deep low end create a bold, focused, and realistic soundstage.

The TF17 incorporates a unique blend of circuit elements shared with other TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik designs. Featuring a K47-style central terminated capsule and a custom FET amplifier akin to the M60 and TF11, along with a custom UK-made OEP/Carnhill output transformer. Premium through-hole components include UK-made polystyrene film capacitors, Nichicon Fine Gold electrolytic capacitors, and a high-performance JFET for ultra-low noise.

Dressed in a black powder coat with black nickel hardware, the TF17 maintains the same form factor as the TF11. Its compact size, combined with the absence of an external power supply and proprietary cable found in tube mics, makes it incredibly easy to set up, dismantle, and transport – ideal for home recording and touring. The microphone includes a protective case, dust cover, and two mounting options. Whether capturing bedroom vocals, live grand pianos, or studio guitar amps, the TF17 consistently delivers exceptional results.

Handcrafted, assembled, and tested in the USA, the TF17 undergoes rigorous testing of critical components to meet TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's high standards. Each component is meticulously tested before installation, including capsule frequency response and transistor noise and distortion. Following assembly, all TF17 amplifiers are fine-tuned by hand, with further frequency response and listening tests. Created by a small American team continuing the legacy of renowned recording microphones, the TF17 combines tradition with innovation, focusing on versatility, affordability, and sound quality. Like the TF11, the TF17 aims to bring Alchemy Series audio excellence into a more compact and convenient form, tailored for the studio, stage, and accessible to all.

Key Features

Technical Specifications

Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±3 dB
Capsule
TK47S - Center Terminated Large Diaphragm, Single Membrane
Amplifier Type
Transistor (+48V phantom power required)
Transformer
OEP/Carnhill T217
Sensitivity
12 mV/Pa, ±1 dB
THD at 1 kHz at 1 Pa (Amplifier) 0.01%
Output Impedance
< 200 Ω
Maximum SPL (for 1% THD)
> 135 dB
S/N Ratio
91 dBA
Self-Noise (Amplifier)
3 dBA
Dimensions
175 mm L x 46 mm Dia
Weight
545 g

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