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Telefunken AK-47 MkII Large-Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone, (with Flight Case)

A stellar choice on anything from vocals to guitar cabs and kick drum, this workhorse tube mic is Telefunken's modern successor to the classic M49 and U47. Rate and review this product
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Telefunken AK-47 MkII Condenser Mic

The Telefunken AK-47 MkII is a large-diaphragm multi-pattern vacuum tube microphone reminiscent of a cross between the historic M49 and U47.

Sonic Signature

Sonically, the AK-47 MkII is a remarkably hi-fidelity microphone with a "present" but not "harsh" character, a forward mid-range, and a detailed low end response. Designed to take the punch of the heavy sound pressure level of a guitar amp or kick drum, it still has a delicate and intimate air that is usually found in more expensive microphones.

Circuit Design

The amplifier found in the Telefunken AK-47 MkII features a new proprietary circuit designed around a NOS EF732 / 5840W vacuum tube, and a custom output transformer that is an exact replica of the historic BV8 transformer found in new Telefunken Elektroakustik and vintage U47 and U48 microphones. The dual sided large diaphragm TK67D capsule undergoes rigorous testing in our laboratory prior to installation in the AK-47 MkII, and again during final testing and burn-in of the microphone.

Construction

The AK-47 MkII's steel headgrille mesh and brass base ring are finished in a reflective chrome plating, giving the microphone a unique look and vibe. The aluminum body tube is finished in a black protective hard coat and is engraved with the microphone model name and serial number. A black and silver Telefunken diamond logo badge is featured on the front of the microphone. The power supply is also finished in a black protective coating.

Accessories

Each AK-47 MkII microphone comes complete with M 901 power supply, M 801 25' dual-shielded TX-7 tube microphone cable, M701 elastic shockmount and wooden microphone box.

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- Type: Pressure Gradient Condenser
- Capsule: TK67D - 25.4 mm Center Terminated Diaphragm
- Tube Type: Raytheon JAN EF732 / 5840W (NOS)
- Transformer: Custom Wound TELEFUNKEN BV8
- Polar Pattern: 9-Pattern Variable including Omnidirectional, Cardioid, and Bidirectional
- Frequency Range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ± 3 dB
- Sensitivity: 16.5 mV/Pa ± 1 dB
- THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier): < 0.3%
- Output Impedance: 200 O
- Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): 125 dB
- S/N Ratio: 83.5 dBA
- Self Noise (Amplifier): 10.5 dBA
- Dimensions: 240 mm L x 46 mm Dia
- Weight: 769 g
- Current Draw from Mains: 50 mA
- Power Supply: M 901 - 7 Pin Female XLR Input, 3 Pin Male XLR Output, Polar Pattern Selector
- Cable: M 801 - 25 ft Accusound TX-7 Cable, 7 Pin Male & Female XLR's
- Wooden Box: WB01
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 21 x 13 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SYTM-014
(with Flight Case)
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 16 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SYTM-014-HC01
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