Telefunken AR-51 Large Diaphragm Multipattern Tube Condenser Microphone

Overview

The Telefunken AR-51 is a large diaphragm tube condenser microphone with 9 selectable polar patterns on the power supply. It was introduced soon after the M-16 MKII was discontinued.

The AR-51's amplifier is very similar to the C12 and ELA M 251, with an ECC81 replacing the GE 6072A. As of October 2012, the capsule is a dual diaphragm, edge-terminated capsule sourced from overseas. The very first issues of this microphone used a center terminated KK67-style capsule, also from overseas.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • AR-51 Large Diaphragm Multipattern Tube Condenser Microphone
Finish
  • Gray
Year
  • 2010s
Made In
  • United States

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