Telefunken AR-51 Tube Condenser Microphone

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  • Three Switchable Polar Patterns
  • Tube Condenser Mic
  • NOS ECC81 Tube
  • Dual Sided Large Diaphragm
  • Hand Built in the USA

Telefunken AR-51 Tube Condenser Microphone

The Telefunken AR-51 is a tube condenser microphone that provides three switchable polar patterns and six intermediate stages, with smooth mid-range, open top end and solid well-balanced low frequency from a NOS ECC81 vacuum tube.

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The Telefunken AR-51 is hand built in the USA with high quality components meaning it works well for a range of recording applications including vocals, stringed instruments, drums and even saxophones. Using the same premium, German-made transformer as the C12, the Telefunken AR-51 delivers classic tube mic sounds that every studio engineer wants. This coupled with its large diaphragm deliver an extended low end and smoother, more open highs.

The AR-51 has a power supply that features switchable polar patterns; omni pattern to capture the sound of a room or group of singers, cardiord to reject unwanted sounds, and figure 8 for mid-side recordings. The versatility and flexibility of the AR-51 makes it a great microphone for any recording situation.


  • Variable Polar Pattern Condenser Microphone
  • The smooth top end and warm tube sound
  • Selectable omni, cardioid, figure 8, and 6 other intermediate polar pattern stages
  • Utilizes the same amplifier as the Telefunken C12
  • Microphone grade ECC81 tube delivers stellar sound and performance
  • Incredibly realistic and detailed sound reproduction
  • Includes a power supply, shock mount, wooden box and Accusound Dual-Shielded Cable


  • Microphone Type: Condenser (Pressure Gradient)
  • Polar Pattern: Omni, Cardioid, Figure 8 (6 Intermediate Stages)
  • Capsule: TK-51D
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 13 mV/pa (+/- 0.5 dB)
  • THD (1 kHz): < 0.2%
  • Output Impedance: < 250 Ohms
  • SPL (Max): 128 dB
  • Non Linear Distortion: Less than or equal to 0.5%
  • Self Noise: 8 dBA
  • Tube Type: GE 6201
  • Power Type: Dedicated Power Supply with Polar Pattern Selector
  • Connected Via: XLR-7 (F), XLR-3 (M) Output
  • Includes: Power Supply, Wooden Box, Shock Mount, Accusound Dual Shielded Cable
  • Length: 9.5" / 241 mm
  • Diameter: 1.75" / 44.45 mm
  • Weight: 765 g