Telefunken M269 Vintage Tube Microphones (Pair)

Used – Excellent. Includes hard case.

Original price was: $39,950.00.Current price is: $28,000.00.

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The Telefunken branded M269 is a vintage microphone introduced in the early 1960s. It was designed by Georg Neumann and is a variation of the Neumann U-67, developed to sell the U-67 to the German broadcast market. The reason for the rare Telefunken badge is in the early 1960’s Telefunken was the distributor of Neumann microphones.

The M269 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a unique dual-capsule design, which allows it to switch between omnidirectional and cardioid polar patterns. It also features a low-cut filter and a -14dB pad switch, making it versatile and well-suited for various recording applications.

The M269 quickly became popular among recording engineers and musicians and was widely used on a variety of iconic recordings throughout the 1960s and 1970s. It was particularly prized for its warm and detailed sound and ability to capture a wide frequency and dynamic range with minimal distortion.

The Telefunken M269 has several features that make it highly sought after by recording enthusiasts and collectors. Some of the main features of the M269 are:

  1. Dual-capsule design: The M269 has a unique dual-capsule design that allows it to switch between omnidirectional and cardioid polar patterns, giving it exceptional versatility and flexibility in a wide range of recording situations.
  2. Warm and detailed sound: The M269 is known for its warm, unmistakable sound that captures a wide frequency range and dynamic range with minimal distortion. It has a classic vintage character that many recording artists and engineers find appealing.
  3. Low-cut filter and -14dB pad: The M269 features a low-cut filter and a -14dB pad switch, giving it additional flexibility and versatility in various recording situations. The low-cut filter can help reduce low-frequency rumble, while the pad switch can prevent distortion when recording loud sources.
  4. High-quality construction: The M269 is built to a high standard of quality and durability, with a rugged metal body and high-quality components designed to last for years.
  5. Rare and collectible: The M269 is a rare and highly sought-after microphone, with only a limited number of units produced during its production run. This makes it a valuable collector’s item for vintage microphone enthusiasts and recording history buffs.

Overall, the Telefunken M269 is a versatile and highly desirable microphone with exceptional sound quality, flexibility, and durability, making it a top choice for recording artists, engineers, and collectors.

Listed 9 months ago
Condition Excellent (Used)

Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.
  • Telefunken
  • M269
  • Silver
  • Microphones
Microphone Type
  • Large-Diaphragm Condenser
Polar Pattern
  • Half-Cardioid/Hemispherical
  • Wired

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