NAMM 2017: Telefunken bringing new direct box line to Anaheim

Telefunken Elektroakustik will be showing off its range of four new direct boxes at NAMM 2017, which include mono and dual models of both active FET and passive designs.

The Telefunken TDA-1 (mono) and TDA-2 (dual) are newly designed active FET direct boxes that employ discrete Class-A FET circuitry coupled with a high quality transformer, promising the perfect balance between clean, high headroom performance and warm, saturated tone.

According to Telefunken, the TD-1 and TD-2 are new passive transformer direct box designs that combine premium quality components with a rugged construction to create a reliable DI with rich, warm character.

In the heart of each new model are custom-wound output transformers by OEP/Carnhill, made in the UK. The circuit boards feature gold-plated traces for maximum conductivity and are hand-assembled exclusively with through-hole components providing a secure and reliable connection compared to common surface-mount technology, the company says.

The circuits are housed in a ‘virtually indestructible’ extruded aluminum enclosure built to easily withstand the war and tear of gigging, with recessed heavy-duty metal toggle switches to engage a -15 dB pad and ground lift.

See below for a video showing Telefunken scientists attempting to destroy the new product.