History: The Telefunken Story

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT has been following the tradition of excellence and innovation set forth by the original TELEFUNKEN GmbH of Germany that began over 115 years ago.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s origins began in 2000 when owner Toni Fishman acquired the rights to the name and diamond logo for use in North America. Fast forward to 2002. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik showcased the newly revived ELA M 251 recreation for the first time at the 2002 Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention.

Given the prestige and status of the original versions, the newly manufactured reissue shocked the audio industry with its remarkable accuracy to the original, both inside and out. The microphone won the 2003 TEC Award for Studio Microphone Technology.

Over the past 15 years the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik product line has grown to include newly designed, award winning dynamic and vacuum tubes based microphones, headphones, vacuum tubes, cables and direct boxes.

TELEFUNKEN Studios is located at the heart of the microphone production laboratory and plays a large role in research and development of the microphone line, ensuring that TELEFUNKEN products stand as a benchmark for quality and excellence.