Telefunken M60

The Telefunken M60 FET is a reinterpretation of the classic phantom-powered pencil mic, featuring an exceptional transient response and SPL handling capabilities.


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The Telefunken M60 is a re-interpretation of the classic phantom-powered pencil mic, featuring exceptional transient response and high SPL handling capabilities. Paired with its impressive clarity and subtle tonality, the M60 excels at capturing acoustic and percussive instruments both in the studio and on the stage. The M60 is hand-assembled in America using premium components and utilizes an ultra-clean, true class-A discrete circuit paired with an American-made transformer. Its unique circuit topology captures a wide frequency range, which means life-like capturing of most sources.

Telefunken M60 – FEATURES

  • Punchy tone with extended high frequency clarity and low frequency definition 
  • Ultra fast transient response and extended frequency range 
  • Thread-on TK6x Series capsules provide Cardioid, Hypercardioid, and Omni polar patterns 
  • High headroom, low-noise phantom-powered FET amplifier 
  • Designed and hand assembled in the USA 
  • Recommended Applications: Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Live Sound 

Telefunken M60


Type: FET Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Hypercardioid
Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±3 dB
Power Source: +48V Phantom Power
Capsule: TK60, TK61, TK62 – Edge Terminated Small Diaphragm, Thread-on
Transformer: TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik T61CT
Sensitivity: 8.6 mV/Pa, ±1 dB
THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier): < 0.01%
Output Impedance: 120 Ω
Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): > 130 dB
S/N Ratio: 89 dBA
Self Noise (Amplifier): 5 dBA
Dimensions: 140 mm L x 20 mm Dia
Weight: 110 g
Included Accessories: Right Angle XLR Cable, Shock Mount, Foam Windscreen, Carrying Case

Capsule Specifications

TK6x Series interchangeable capsules feature a 15 mm diameter, 6-micron gold-sputtered membrane. They are designed to easily thread on and off the amplifier body. All TK6x Series capsules are held to a strict ± 1 dB sensitivity tolerance and individually tested and matched by frequency response in TELEFUNKEN’s American facility.

TK60 Cardioid: Flat from 150 Hz to 7 kHz with a presence peak at 8 kHz, ideal for drum overheads, acoustic guitar, and other acoustic instruments.

TK61 Omnidirectional: Flat from 20 Hz to 5 kHz with a presence peak at 8 kHz. Use with SD40 diffuse field spheres to make the upper midrange frequencies more directional.

TK62 Hypercardioid: Flat from 150 Hz to 3 kHz with a dip at 6 kHz and a presence peak at 8 kHz, excellent for cymbals, percussion, and as a stereo pair for live performance recording.