Review: Telefunken AR-51 Condenser Microphone
Positives:Incredibly classy, polished sound on many sources.
Negatives:When it isn't working, you know it. Top heavy or siblant artists may not work. Usually the AK-47 will fit the bill as these two microphones cover a lot of ground. At the $1895 price tag we would like to see a nicer mic case. It comes in a cardboard case?!
Pretty darn good “polished” or premixed sound. My vocals tend to need less eq when tracked through this mic. One word of caution, if your source is siblant or nasal, this mic may not be your first choice. It is a microphone built in China, and designed and tested in the US, which allows Telefunken to offer many of the characteristics of its $8k+ microphones at a fraction of the cost.