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Telefunken ELA M 260 Small Diaphragm Tube Microphone Tri Mono Set

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Product Highlights
  • Stereo Matched Set of ELA M 260 Mics x3
  • Includes 3-Channel 2RU Power Supply
  • Includes Interchangeable Capsules
  • Omni, Cardioid & Hypercardioid Capsules
  • Compatible with AKG CK Series Capsules
  • Compatible with Neumann Bayonet Capsules
  • EF-732 Vacuum Tube
  • Cables and Shockmounts Included

The Telefunken ELA M 260 Small Diaphragm Tube Microphone Tri Mono (Decca Tree) Set are a matched set of three ELA M 260 microphones intended for traditional stereo recordings of orchestral ensembles, live performances and much more. The set includes a single, 3-channel power supply, omnidirectional, cardioid and hypercardioid capsules, shockmounts, protective cases, cables, and a rugged flight case. The Tri Mono (or Decca Tree) configuration places three omnidirectional microphones on a reverse T-bar (sold separately) slightly over the head of the conductor. The result is a strong stereo image with the addition of the center channel.

The ELA M 260 is engineered for accurate reproduction of instrument and vocal signals with pristine detail and warmth. While Telefunken may not have produced a historic replica of the original ELA M 260 (as in the Diamond series), this version will achieve an equal level of performance and sound made famous by the original. It's interchangeable capsule design gives the microphone its flexibility. The custom adaptor is designed to allow AKG CK series capsules, and Neumann bayonet-style capsules to be used as well. The ELA M 260 is fitted with a Telefunken EF-732 vacuum tube.

Note! Reverse T-bar not included

Stereo matched set of three ELA M 260 microphones for accurate, pristine stereo recordings in a tri-mono (Decca Tree) configuration
Includes 3-channel 2RU power supply
Gotham Audio GAC7 tube microphone cables with right angle XLR connectors
Interchangeable capsule design with cardioid, hypercardioid and omnidirectional capsules included
Custom fitting designed by fellow audio enthusiast Chip Machokas permits the use of any of the AKG "CK" series of capsules (or capsules made by other manufacturers with the same thread) and Neumann bayonet-style capsules
Brand-new circuit design based around a Telefunken EF-732 vacuum tube and a custom wound output transformer made in the United States
Plenty of tone with excellent detail and clarity
Well suited for drum overheads, percussion, woodwinds, saxophones, strings, and especially acoustic guitar
Transducer Condenser Pressure Gradient
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omindirectional, Hypercardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Maximum Input Sound Level 120dB
Power Requirements Dedicated Power Supply
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Output Connectors 3-Pin XLR-M Type from Power Supply
Dimensions 5.50 x 0.82" (140 x 21mm) LxDiameter
Weight 4.2 oz (119g)
Telefunken ELA M 260 Small Diaphragm Tube Microphone Tri Mono Set
  • 3-Channel 2RU Power Supply Unit
  • 3 x Gotham Audio GAC7 Tube Microphone Cables with Right Angle XLR Connectors - 32.8' (10m)
  • 2 x Cardioid, Omnidirectional and Hypercardioid Capsules
  • 2 x Mic Clip
  • 2 x Shock Mount
  • Leather Bound Flight Case
  • 1 Year Warranty
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