Telefunken Elektroakustik ELA M 260
Small Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone with Interchangeable Capsules


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The TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik ELA M 260 is arguably one of the industry's finest acoustic and classical recording tube microphones, offering plenty of tone with excellent detail and clarity. The ELA M 260 system features a new circuit design based around a New Old Stock (NOS) EF-732 / 5840W vacuum tube and a custom output transformer that is wound to exacting specification in the United States.

In use, the ELA M 260 captures sources with a natural presence, making it a fantastic tool for recording acoustic instruments of all types. Violin, cello, upright bass, drum overheads, percussion, woodwinds, saxophones, strings, and especially acoustic guitar all shine through the ELA M 260. Also, despite its size, it has also served well on vocal applications. Its unique tonal character is very well suited for a myriad of applications, both traditional and not.


  • Three (3) Interchangeable Microphone Capsules:
    • TK60 Cardioid Capsule
    • TK61 Omnidirectional Capsule
    • TK62 Hyper-Cardioid Capsule
  • M960 Power Supply
  • M801 25 ft. Dual-Shielded TX-7 Tube Microphone Cable
  • M761 Elastic Shock Mount
  • Wooden Microphone Box

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik ELA M 260 Specifications:

  • Type:  Condenser Pressure Gradient
  • Capsules:  TK-60, TK-61, TK-62
  • Frequency Range:  20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Polar Patterns:  Cardioid, Omindirectional, Hypercardioid (Changeable by switching capsules)
  • Sensitivity:  16.5 mV/pa +/- 1 dB
  • THD @ 1 kHz at 1Pa:  <0.15%
  • Output Impedance:  <200 ohms
  • Maximum SPL:  135dB
  • S/N Ratio:  83dBA
  • Self Noise:  11dBA
  • Tube Type:  EF732 / 5840W
  • Power Type:  Dedicated Power Supply
  • Dimensions:  5 1/2" (140mm) length x 13/16" (21mm) diameter
  • Weight:  4.2 oz (119g)
  • Optional Powering Alternative:  960FS Battery Supply
  • Supply Current:  <1mA (120V) 135mA (6V)
  • Connected Via:  XLR-7 (F), XLR-3 (M) output
  • Included Accessories:
    • Power Supply
    • Cardioid Capsule
    • Omnidirectional Capsule
    • Hypercardioid Capsule
    • Wooden Mic Box
    • Shock Mount
    • 25' Accusound Dual-Shielded Cable
    • Windscreen
    • Capsule Case
    • Cardboard Case
  • Optional Accessories:  FC01 R-F-T Series Flight Case
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