Telefunken ELA M 260 Tube Amplifier Body

BH #TEM260A • MFR #M260-A
Telefunken ELA M 260 Tube Amplifier Body
Key Features
  • Tube Amp Portion Only of Microphone
  • Fits Interchangeable TK6x Mic Capsules
  • Warm Tone with Detail and Clarity
  • For Wide Variety of Acoustic Instruments
The Telefunken ELA M 260 Tube Amplifier Body is sold as only the amp portion of the modular microphone. The ELA M 260 tube amplifier supplies the benefits of a warm vintage tube sound with detail and clarity when used with the TK6x series of small-diaphragm microphone capsules.
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Telefunken M260 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sonic Characteristics
  • 3Circuit Design
  • 4Construction
  • 5Accessories Required

The Telefunken ELA M 260 Tube Amplifier Body is sold as only the amp portion of the modular microphone. The ELA M 260 tube amplifier supplies the benefits of a warm vintage tube sound with detail and clarity when used with the TK6x series of small-diaphragm microphone capsules.

The mic delivers smooth, full-bodied recordings that flatter a variety of acoustic and classical instruments including strings, woodwinds, guitars, and saxophones. It's also commonly used on percussion and is a favorite choice for many engineers as an overhead mic for drums. For recording applications where tube overtones aren't desired, users can opt instead for the M60 FET version of the amp (available separately) which offers a faster transient response when used with the TK6x capsules.

Sonic Characteristics

The ELA M 260 offers both warm overtones and clear, nuanced recordings. It captures sources with a natural presence, making it well suited to 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 works on vocal applications as well. The mic's unique tonal character is very well suited for a myriad of applications, whether you're using traditional recording techniques or applying more experimental methods.

Circuit Design

The mic's new circuit design is based around a New Old Stock (NOS) EF732 / 5840W vacuum tube and a custom output transformer that is wound to exacting specifications in the United States. This combination of features yields a small-diaphragm mic that is unique in it's own right, while also bearing many of the qualities of the vintage microphones that it was based on.

Construction

The ELA M 260 tube amplifier body features gray gloss body paint adorned with the historic Telefunken diamond badge.

Accessories Required

No mic capsules, cables, or other required mic accessories are included with the amp body. The mic body will work the TK60 (cardioid), TK61 (omnidirectional), and TK62 (hypercardioid) microphone capsules.

Telefunken M260 Specs

Sound FieldMono
Type of MicrophoneVacuum-Tube Condenser
TubeNOS Philips 5804 / EF-732 Subminiature
TransformerTelefunken Elektroakustik T60
Polar PatternsCardioid, Omnidirectional, and Hypercardioid via Capsules (Not Included)
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity16.5 mV/Pa, ±1 dB
Max SPL135 dB
Self Noise11 dBA
Signal to Noise Ratio83 dB
Equivalent Noise11 dBA
THD< 0.15% at 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Output Impedance< 200 Ohms
ConnectivityOutput Connectors (Analog): 1 x XLR 3-Pin
PowerOperating Voltage: 48 V
Current Draw2 mA
DimensionsHeight x Diameter: 5.5 x 0.79" / 140 x 20 mm
Weight4.2 oz / 119 g
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