Telefunken ELA M 260 Tri-Mono Set Small-Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphones (Matched Set of 3)

BH #TEELAM260TM • MFR #ELA M 260-TM
Telefunken ELA M 260 Tri-Mono Set Small-Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphones (Matched Set of 3)
Key Features
  • Matched Set for Decca Tree Arrangement
  • Omni, Cardioid & Hypercardioid Capsules
  • EF732/5840W Vacuum Tubes
  • Custom Telefunken T60 Transformers
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The Telefunken ELA M 260 Tri-Mono Set is a matched set of three ELA M 260 small-diaphragm tube condenser microphones intended for crucial recording of orchestras, ensembles, or individual instruments using the Decca Tree mic arrangement. Each mic features three interchangeable 15mm edge-terminated capsules in omnidirectional, cardioid, and hypercardioid polar patterns, allowing flexible configurations while delivering consistent tone and clarity. The EF732/5840W vacuum tube and custom Telefunken T60 transformer impart vintage-style sonics along with the low noise, high SPL handling, and wide frequency response expected for high-resolution applications.
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Telefunken ELA M 260-TM Overview

The Telefunken ELA M 260 Tri-Mono Set is a matched set of three ELA M 260 small-diaphragm tube condenser microphones intended for crucial recording of orchestras, ensembles, or individual instruments using the Decca Tree mic arrangement. Each mic features three interchangeable 15mm edge-terminated capsules in omnidirectional, cardioid, and hypercardioid polar patterns, allowing flexible configurations while delivering consistent tone and clarity. The EF732/5840W vacuum tube and custom Telefunken T60 transformer impart vintage-style sonics along with the low noise, high SPL handling, and wide frequency response expected for high-resolution applications.

The ELA M260 Tri-Mono Set is supplied with three 25' XLR 7-pin cables for connection to the included three-channel power supply, three vibration-isolating shockmounts, three wooden mic boxes, and a locking flight case to house the entire system.

Matched set of three ELA M 260 mics for accurate, pristine recordings in the Decca Tree "reverse T" configuration
Delivered with a single power supply unit capable of powering all three ELA M 260s at once
Interchangeable capsule design with cardioid, hypercardioid, and omnidirectional capsules included
Circuit design based around an NOS EF732/5840W vacuum tube and a custom output transformer made in the United States
Plenty of tone with excellent detail and clarity
Well suited for orchestral recording as well as capturing individual instruments such as drum overheads, percussion, woodwinds, saxophones, strings, and acoustic guitar
Includes shockmounts, XLR 7-pin cables, wooden mic boxes, and a locking flight case for the entire system

Telefunken ELA M 260-TM Specs

Microphone
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Pressure Operated
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm0.59" / 15 mm
Polar PatternCardioid, Hypercardioid, Omnidirectional
Pattern SelectionSwitched
CircuitryTube
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL135 dB SPL
Impedance200 Ohms
Sensitivity16.5 mV/Pa
Signal-to-Noise Ratio83 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level11 dB A-Weighted
THD< 0.15%
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 7-Pin (on Mic)
1 x XLR 3-Pin (on Power Supply)
Cable Length25' / 7.62 m
Power
Operating Current Consumption55 mA
Physical
Dimensionsø: 0.83 x L: 5.51" / ø: 21 x L: 140 mm
Weight4.09 oz / 116 g
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