Large Diaphragm Condensers

Large Diaphragm Condensers

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  1. Telefunken Elektroakustik ELA M 251E

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    MFR#: ELA M 251E
    Large-diaphragm microphone
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    $10,995.00

    $9,495.00
    or $396/month for 24 months*
  2. Telefunken Elektroakustik U47

    MFR#: U47
    Large diaphragm tube condenser microphone formerly known as U47AE
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    Orders placed by 4:30pm ET M-F will ship the same day.
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    $10,495.00

    $8,995.00
    or $375/month for 24 months*
  3. Telefunken Elektroakustik AR-51 with Flight Case

    MFR#: AR-51-HC
    Large diaphragm tube condenser microphone
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    $2,350.00

    $1,995.00
    or $84/month for 24 months*
  4. Telefunken Elektroakustik C12

    MFR#: C12
    Large diaphragm tube condenser microphone
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    $10,495.00

    $8,995.00
    or $375/month for 24 months*
  5. Telefunken Elektroakustik AK-47 MkII with Flight Case

    MFR#: AK-47mkII-HC
    Large diaphragm tube condenser microphone
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    $2,350.00

    $1,995.00
    or $84/month for 24 months*
  6. Telefunken Elektroakustik U48

    MFR#: U48
    Large diaphragm M7 capsule formerly known as U48AE
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    $10,495.00

    $8,995.00
    or $375/month for 24 months*
  7. Telefunken Elektroakustik CU-29 Copperhead with Flight Case

    MFR#: CU-29-HC
    Large diaphragm condenser tube microphone
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    $1,625.00

    $1,395.00
    or $59/month for 24 months*
  8. Telefunken Elektroakustik AR-70 with Flight Case

    MFR#: AR-70 STEREO
    Stereo tube condenser microphone
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    $3,525.00

    $2,995.00
    or $125/month for 24 months*
  9. Telefunken Elektroakustik ELA M 251T

    MFR#: ELA M 251T
    Large diaphragm microphone
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    $12,495.00

    $9,995.00
    or $417/month for 24 months*
  10. Telefunken Elektroakustik C12 - Stereo Set

    MFR#: C12 STEREO SET
    Matched stereo set of the C12 large diaphragm tube microphone, featuring a custom dual power supply capable of powering both microphones at one time
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    Ships directly from Telefunken Elektroakustik
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    $20,990.00

    $17,990.00
    or $750/month for 24 months*
  11. Telefunken Elektroakustik ELA M 251E - Stereo Set

    MFR#: ELA M 251E STEREO SET
    Arguably the most beautiful sounding microphone ever produced - featured on countless hits and classic recordings over the decades- its smooth and open sonic character make it a true classic with few rivals - featured here as a stereo pair
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    Ships directly from Telefunken Elektroakustik
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
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    $21,990.00

    $18,990.00
    or $792/month for 24 months*
  12. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik U47/U48 Stereo Set

    MFR#: U47/48 STUDIO SET
    Matched pairing of two of the "go to" standard microphones for any recording studio - authoritative mid-range and extended low-end response
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    Ships directly from Telefunken Elektroakustik
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $20,990.00

    $17,990.00
    or $750/month for 24 months*
  13. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik U48 Stereo Set

    MFR#: U48 Stereo Set
    Matched pairing of one of George Martin's favorite microphones when recording The Beatles - an excellent tool for recording vocals and acoustic instruments, both near and far
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    Ships directly from Telefunken Elektroakustik
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $20,990.00

    $17,990.00
    or $750/month for 24 months*
  14. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik U47 Stereo Set

    MFR#: U47 STEREO SET
    Matched pairing of the "go to" standard microphones for any recording studio - authoritative mid-range and extended low-end response
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    Ships directly from Telefunken Elektroakustik
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $20,990.00

    $17,990.00
    or $750/month for 24 months*
  15. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik M81-WH

    MFR#: M81WH
    Wireless capsule designed for use with the Shure® brand wireless microphone transmitters featuring the same physical and sonic characteristics as the M81 Universal Dynamic
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    Ships directly from Telefunken Elektroakustik
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $279.00

    $249.00
    or $11/month for 24 months*
  16. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik M80-WH

    MFR#: M80WH
    Dynamic microphone that has become the new standard for live performance and stage use - superior clarity and extended high frequency response
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
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    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $279.00

    $249.00
    or $11/month for 24 months*
  17. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik CU-29 Stereo Set

    MFR#: CU-29-SS
    Warm, well-rounded low end accented by a delicate and intimate 'air' in the high end - clarity and detail are unsurpassed by any other microphones - matched stereo pair
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    Ships directly from Telefunken Elektroakustik
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $3,095.00

    $2,595.00
    or $109/month for 24 months*
  18. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik CU-29

    MFR#: CU-29
    Warm, well-rounded low end accented by a delicate and intimate 'air' in the high end - clarity and detail are unsurpassed by any other microphones
    More Info
    Ships directly from Telefunken Elektroakustik
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $1,595.00

    $1,295.00
    or $54/month for 24 months*
  19. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik AR-51 Stereo Set

    MFR#: AR-51 STEREO SET
    Large diaphragm tube condenser microphone providing smooth mid-range, open top end, and solid, well-balanced low frequency - matched stereo pair
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    Ships directly from Telefunken Elektroakustik
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $4,095.00

    $3,795.00
    or $159/month for 24 months*
  20. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik AR-51

    MFR#: AR-51
    Large diaphragm tube condenser microphone providing smooth mid-range, open top end, and solid, well-balanced low frequency
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    Ships directly from Telefunken Elektroakustik
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $2,229.00

    $1,895.00
    or $79/month for 24 months*
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Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones are essential to every mic locker. They are the ideal choice for recording vocals, as they often capture a much wider frequency range than a small diaphragm condenser. They are also the most desirable mic for capturing “air” in a vocal performance, making you feel like you’re in the same room as the performer. Models such as the Neumann U87, Neumann U47, AKG 414, AKG C12, Aston Spirit, or Bock Audio 251 are a perfect place to start when adding to your collection. Paired with a great compressor, you are on the right track to recording world class vocals.

Not only for vocals, a large diaphragm condenser can be used for miking a guitar, miking orchestral instruments, as a room mic, or miking a bass guitar cabinet. When miking an acoustic guitar, try an AKG 414 on its omni polar pattern, this will capture all the small details of the performance, and provide a wide, warm sound in the mix. When miking up drums, try throwing a pair of Neumann U87s in the back of the room, this will capture the space around the drum set, and make you feel like you are in the room with the player. Throw those through a compressor like an 1176 to add excitement and attitude of the kit.

When miking an orchestral ensemble, try using a pair of AKG C12s in the room. With their silky top end, and forward presence in the mid-range, you can capture all the fine details of the orchestra, while also capturing the room they are playing in, add a little reverb and make any room sound like carnegie hall.

To get the full sound of your bass guitar, try using a Neumann U47 on the front of your cabinet. With the U47s ability to capture frequencies as low as 20 Hz, get a perfect representation of the rig you spent all that money on. Pair that with an Acme Motown DI to get that classic Motown bass sound.