The TELEFUNKEN AR-51 was created to bring the classic circuit of the ELA M 251E and C12 into a new, more affordable microphone. Featuring edge terminated TK51D capsule, a European NOS (New Old Stock) ECC81 vacuum tube and newly manufactured Haufe T14/1 output transformer, the AR-51 captures the same clarity as its predecessors and provides similar sonic characteristics, with its own unique distinctions.
Its smooth mid-range, open top end, and well-balanced low frequency translation make the AR-51 shine on anything from vocals to drums to acoustic guitar. With 9 variable polar patterns, the AR-51 has both versatility and superior accuracy in recreating your sound source as natural as it sounds.
The perfect complement to the company's acclaimed AK-47, the AR-51 is a significant addition to any studio's microphone locker.