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Telefunken NA Completes Vintage Reissue Line-Up

Introduces new R-F-T M16 & "no frills" classic Ela M251 F package (January 18, 2005)

Telefunken North America, celebrating its second year at NAMM, is exhibiting its entire line of microphones which faithfully recreate the vintage Telefunken sound.

The company is also introducing at NAMM the new Telefunken R-F-T M16, which incorporates the same tube technology and renowned craftsmanship in a competitively affordable package ideal for the professional or project studio. The new handmade, multi-pattern R-F-T M16 offers superior sonic performance and mechanical design, featuring a Circa 1980 NOS (New Old Stock) Phillips JAN 12AX7 WA vintage tube and Dual Gold-Sputtered 6 micron center contact capsule. The system comes complete with a remote-controlled 9 Polar Pattern external power supply, shock mount, 25-foot mic cable, and handmade wooden microphone box. MSRP: $1,399.

Telefunken NA is exhibiting:
* Ela M251(E) (with 6072A tube) - 2003 TEC Award Winner, Studio Microphone Technology
* Ela M12 -- 2004 TEC Award Nominee, Studio Microphone Technology
* U 47M (Short Body)
* Ela M270 (Stereo Mic)
* R-F-T M16 - The first in a new line of affordably priced studio microphones.

Prices range from $1,399 to $15,995

New "no frills" classic Ela M251 F package
Telefunken NA is now offering their flagship microphone, the Ela M251, winner of the 2003 TEC Award for Studio Microphone excellence, in a new "no frills" package. The Ela M251 F microphone houses the same meticulously hand-crafted components and vintage tube, yet is now available without the sumptuous flight case and the power supply is a modern version of the historical one.

Since it's introduction, Telefunken NA's Ela M251 has gained widespread recognition among the recording industry's top professionals, with microphones now in the hands of many award-winning producers and engineers, and in use by some of the music world's most successful artists.

The Telefunken NA Ela M251 F is now available for $4,995 MSRP.

Visit Telefunken NA at NAMM Booth #1738 Hall E

About Telefunken North America
Telefunken North America has committed itself to exactingly recreating the finest classic recording microphones. Each microphone system represents a meticulous reverse engineering of the original classic equipment.

In the last year, professional recording engineers and studio owners have embraced the newly issued Telefunken Ela M 251 as indistinguishable from the original. Microphone components are either sourced from the original supplier, or recreated in exact detail, with no compromises or deviation from the classic designs. All Telefunken North America products are handcrafted in the USA to meet original manufacturer specifications.

Telefunken NA -- "Built to a standard, not to a price."

For more information call 860.882.5919 or visit


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