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TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik 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
MFR# CU-29
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik CU-29
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik CU-29 video

$1,595.00

$1,295.00
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Description

The TELEFUNKEN Elekroakustik CU-29 "Copperhead", from TELEFUNKEN's R-F-T Series, offers a warm, well-rounded low end accented by a delicate and intimate air in the high end. The clarity and detail are unsurpassed by any other microphones near its surprisingly low price range.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is well known for the historic recreation microphones found in the Diamond Series, which are meticulously made to historic detail with no expense spared. As such, these microphones become rather expensive for the average small studio or home enthusiast. With this in mind, the R-F-T Series of microphones was created.

The R-F-T Series of tube condenser microphones utilizes American designed electronics in conjunction with New Old Stock (NOS) vacuum tubes and standardized parts from overseas manufacturers. Just like the Diamond Series, all R-F-T Series microphones are hand-built in TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's South Windsor, Connecticut facility. With this line, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is able to provide a lower cost alternative to more expensive microphone systems, without sacrificing the qualities that would be expected from a TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphone.

The CU-29 "Copperhead" was developed from the ground up in TELEFUNKEN's South Windsor, Connecticut facility by TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's in-house design team, along with the aid of some of the industry's most knowledgeable and respected consultants. Specific attention was given to circuit board layout, with countless revisions done to optimize current flow and directness of traces. Each component was experimented with and individually selected for the best sonic and electronic qualities. Extra consideration was put on keeping high impedance lines as short as possible to maximize efficiency and minimize unwanted noise. Lastly, a wide array of output transformers was experimented with to provide the most open and sonically pleasing response.

This fine-tuned amplifier design found in the CU-29 "Copperhead" features a NOS TELEFUNKEN 6AK5W vacuum tube and a Lundahl LL1935 output transformer. Being a cardioid only microphone, the R-F-T CU-29 "Copperhead" employs a single-membrane version of the TK67 large diaphragm capsule used in the AK-47 MkII microphone, which undergoes rigorous testing in TELEFUNKEN's laboratory prior to installation.

Sonically, the CU-29 "Copperhead" is a remarkably hi-fidelity microphone that provides a warm, clear low end complemented by a smooth, detailed high end. The CU-29 "Copperhead" is an excellent multi-purpose microphone that sounds great on drums, electric guitar, vocals, bass, piano and a countless number of other applications.

Specs

Additional Information

Condition New
Package Contents Includes M900 power supply, M800 25' tube microphone cable, M700 elastic shock mount and wooden microphone box
Length 200 mm
Diameter 46 mm
Unit Weight 640 g
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity 19.5 mV/Pa, ± 1 dB
Max. SPL 130 dB
Reviews
The Telefunken CU-29 Copperhead has exceeded my expectations!

Since working with this mic for the last year, I've not made a bad recording with with it. Everyone who hears them-self through it is amazed. The clarity and enriched tones given to vocals is the best I've heard so far. This was my first upper level mic and some of the best money I've invested into my studio.

Much thanks to Jason Cropper & Alex Reynolds for always helping to make smart choices.

By LeRoy II on April 24, 2017

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