Telefunken TF39 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone
Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone with 3 Polar Patterns, Carry Case, Shock Mount, and Power Supply
Return of the Copperhead Sound!
Inspired by the classic CU-29 Copperhead microphone, The TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s TF39 Copperhead Deluxe offers the same natural, clean sound, but with the added flexibility of 3-pattern selection between cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8. The TF39 Copperhead Deluxe accurately and pristinely captures vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, or really anything you put in front of it.
- Clean, transparent, natural sound inspired by the classic CU-29 Copperhead microphone
- Extremely pleasant midrange and extended low-frequency response
- 3-pattern selection between cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8
- Stand out antique copper finish
The TF39 Copperhead Deluxe is part of the “Alchemy Series,” TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s next generation of large diaphragm tube condensers. They are inspired by past TELEFUNKEN models in the R-F-T Series (the CU-29 Copperhead, AR-51, and AK-47 MkII). While the mics in the Alchemy Series are inspired by these classic models, they are by no means clones. Instead, they are the next step in the evolution of these classic sounds, keeping the main traits of the originals, but refining and improving them for the modern era. The TF39 Copperhead Deluxe is the same as the TF29 Copperhead (also part of the Alchemy Series), but with the added flexibility of 3-pattern selection to allow for cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8 pickup patterns.
Highest Quality Components
As you would expect from a company with a reputation like TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, the TF39 Copperhead Deluxe is made using the highest quality components. Each TF39 Copperhead Deluxe has an American-made 5654W vacuum tube, a dual membrane K67-style capsule, and a premium Swedish-made Lundahl output transformer. These high-quality components allow for balanced frequency response and a surprisingly natural sound.
With such a transparent sound, the TF39 Copperhead Deluxe sounds great on almost anything you put in front of it. Acoustic instruments such as drums (especially when used as overheads or room mics), guitar, saxophone, and upright piano all benefit from the clean, accurate frequency response. With 3-pattern pickup selection, the TF39 also provides plenty of flexibility and options in the studio. Perhaps most of all, the TF39 Copperhead Deluxe is a perfect choice for recording natural sounding vocals for genres like Folk or Americana. It leaves the performance uncolored, letting the natural beauty of the vocal shine through.
It’s hard to imagine a mic with better quality to dollar ratio. For a price that won’t break the bank, discerning audiophiles can get the kind of balanced frequency response, transparent sound, and flexible pickup pattern selection often associated with microphones that cost many times as much. The TF39 Copperhead Deluxe truly is a workhorse mic that sounds good on practically anything, and the flexibility of its 3-pattern selection system allows for many options in the studio. This makes it an excellent choice for people who want a great mic that they can use in countless applications.
- Balanced frequency response and transparent sound
- Pleasant, natural midrange
- 3-pattern selection between cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8 patterns
- Extended low-frequency response
- Stand out antique copper finish
- Premium EU-made Lundahl transformer
- Designed and assembled by hand in the USA
- Comes with a fixed pattern M 902 Power Supply, M 803 Tube Microphone Cable, ZC03 Shell Case, M 703 Shock Mount, M 782 Stand Mount, and Microphone Sleeve.
- Natural vocals, bluegrass, folk, and Americana styles
- Electric guitar
- Drums: Kick Out, Overheads, Room
- Upright piano
The TF39 Copperhead Deluxe continues the TELEFUNKEN legacy by completing the next step in the evolution of the classic CU-29 Copperhead. The TF39 Copperhead Deluxe is the perfect choice for anyone who wants a transparent, natural sounding microphone with flexible pickup pattern selection that can be used on practically anything.