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The Telefunken M60-SS is a matched pair of small-diaphragm cardioid FET condenser microphones designed to deliver fast transient response and accurate, yet musical frequency reproduction for musicians and recording engineers in home, project, and commercial studios. Ideal for stereo configurations, the M60 FET bodies feature custom-wound transformers, active FET transistors, and Class-A discrete amplifiers. The included TK60 capsules utilize 6-micron, gold-sputtered membranes and exhibit cardioid polar patterns.

The M60's 130 dB maximum SPL, 20 Hz to 31.5 kHz frequency response, low self-noise, and fast transient response make it ideal for critical capture of a wide variety of instruments and room ambience. The supplied shockmounts isolate the microphones from vibrations that would otherwise be transferred through the mic stands. Two windscreens are included for reduction of noise from gusts of air. The M60-SS ships with two XLR cables and a zipper carrying case.

The M60-SS package includes a matched pair of microphones, each featuring one M60 amplifier paired with a TK60 cardioid capsule that incorporates a 6-micron gold-sputtered membrane measuring 15mm in diameter. The mics offer surprisingly full low end and quick, accurate transient response. Their frequency response is flat from 150 Hz to 7 kHz with a smooth, airy presence peak at 8 kHz, making them ideal for drum overheads, hi-hat and ride.

The M60's incredibly quick transient response captures nuances and subtleties with impressive precision and clarity. This results in an extremely detailed sonic image with definition and presence, perfectly suited for the complex character of stringed instruments and percussive sources.

Utilizing a proprietary circuit topology, this re-interpretation of the classic FET mic amplifier produces exceptional transient response and SPL handling capabilities. Carefully selected and tested components are hand-plugged into gold-plated circuit board traces to provide an ultra-clean true Class-A discrete amplifier with a frequency response of ±2 dB from 20 Hz to 50 kHz. The output is matched with a custom American-made transformer that offers an especially low self-noise and a typical THD+N of 0.015% or better, making it ideal for critical recording applications.


The M60 FET amplifier body is finished in a durable, lightly textured black powder coat adorned with the historic TELEFUNKEN diamond badge. The microphone's XLR connector shell complements the look with a matte black nickel-plated finish engraved with the model and serial number. The TK60 capsule features a bright nickel-plated enclosure with a fine gold mesh pattern.


The 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



Live Sound



- (2) Telefunken M60 Small-Diaphragm FET Cardioid Condenser Microphone 

(2) Telefunken TK60 Cardioid Capsule

(2) SGMC-5R Right-Angle XLR Cable – 5m

(2) M 761 Elastic Shock Mount

(2) WS20 20mm Foam Windscreen

- ZC62 Zipper Carrying Case

Limited 90-Day Warranty for Capsules with Extension to 1 Year Upon Registration

Limited 1-Year Warranty for Amplifier Parts and Labor with Extension to 4 Years Upon Registration

Telefunken M60 Small-Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone (Cardioid, Stereo Pair

This product has a 4-6 week lead time from the manufacturer
  • Telefunken M60 Small-Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone (Cardioid, Stereo Pair)
  • Set of M60 FET amplifiers paired with two matched TK60 cardioid polar pattern capsules - ideal for stereo recording applications
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