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Telefunken Elektroakustik ELA M 251 E
Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

OUR PART #:  ELA-M-251-E

Arguably the most beautiful sounding microphone ever produced, the TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251E has been featured on countless hits and classic recordings over the decades.
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Arguably the most beautiful sounding microphone ever produced, the TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251E has been featured on countless hits and classic recordings over the decades.  By virtue of its smooth, yet present and “open” sonic character, the ELA M 251E large diaphragm tube microphone is a true classic with very few rivals. 

Today, prime examples of vintage ELA M 250 / 251 [both "E" and "non E"] microphones have become rare and highly sought after jewels, commanding tens of thousands of dollars on the vintage market. TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s historic recreations of the ELA M 251E exemplify the best qualities of the finest specimens of these legendary beasts, and while more expensive than most modern microphones, they are true to the heritage of their 50+ year old brethren.

The TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251E includes an edge terminated, dual backplate CK12 capsule capable of cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional polar patterns, a New Old Stock 6072a vacuum tube and a Haufe 14:1 ratio output transformer (the same found in the AKG Acoustics GmbH C12). Each reissue is 100% true in every detail to the original [the parts are interchangeable with the 50+ year old originals], and will deliver the same sonically opulent response that made the ELA M 251E one of the world’s most sought after recording tools.


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TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik ELA M 251 E Specifications:

  • Type:  Condenser Pressure Gradient
  • Capsule:  CK12
  • Frequency Range:  20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Polar Pattern:  Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Figure-8
  • Sensitivity:  17 mV/pa +/-1 dB
  • THD @ 1kHZ at 1Pa:  <0.2%
  • Output Impedance:  200 ohms
  • Maximum SPL:  130 dB
  • S/N Ratio:  85 dBA
  • Self Noise:  9 dBA
  • Tube  Type:  GE JAN 6072a
  • Power Type:  Dedicated American-made power supply with slow-ramping filament voltage
  • Dimensions / Size:  8.5" length x 2" diameter(216mm x 51mm)
  • Weight:  20 oz. (567g), 34 oz. (960g) withswivel
  • Supply Current:  < 150 mA
  • Connected Via:  Historic stand mount swivel, XLR-3 (M) output

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