German manufacturing company that once made things like microphones
s. Telefunken now just makes giant antenna
s and powerful fm broadcasting equipment.
Frank Zappa sings about a Telefunken U-47 in Joe's Garage. I always thought it was just a nonsense phrase, but it turns out that it's really a microphone that was manufactured by Neumann and sold with a Telefunken label.
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