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