Telefunken ELA M 251T Tube Microphone

Telefunken ELA M 251T Tube Microphone

Telefunken ELA M 251T Tube Microphone

B&H # TEELAM251T MFR # ELA M 251T
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Product Highlights

  • CK-13 Capsule
  • Classic 6072a Tube
  • Cardioid, Omni & Figure 8 Patterns
  • Vintage Tube Warmth
  • Pristine Detail & Character
  • All Essential Accessories
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Telefunken ELA M 251T overview

  • 1Description

The ELA M 251T Tube Microphone from Telefunken is considered by many one of the most essential microphones in recording history and is continuously sought after by artists and leading industry professionals in the most prestigious recording facilities in the world. It sits at the top of Telefunken's lineage of quality, professional microphones tracing back to the original Neumann U-47 sold under the Telefunken name and logo.

Both the ELA M 251T and its brother, the ELA M 251E feature switchable cardioid, omnidirectional and figure 8 polar patterns and use the 6072a tube which captures the unparalleled warm, detailed sound found in countless recordings. The difference between the two however is the capsule. The ELA M 251E uses the original CK-12 while the ELA M 251T features the more recently designed CK-13. Despite being housed in the CK-12 body, the CK-13 capsule is constructed of a much lighter material called Alloy 2213 which is an amalgam of titanium and aluminum developed by the aerospace industry. This metal is not only far more lightweight than the gold used in the original CK-12 but it is also notably more rigid. As a result, the CK-13 has proven to provide greater accuracy in low frequency ranges while also displaying a higher degree of detail than the CK-12, without losing the depth of audio the ELA M 25x microphones have always been known for.

This microphone also comes equipped with all essential accessories such as the power supply, custom mic stand end, 25' Gotham cable, oak storage box, and leather-bound Cordora combination locking flight case.

The CK-13 capsule reproduces audio in pristine detail with greater low frequency accuracy than CK-12
The 6072a tube captures unparalleled warmth and detailed sound
Selectable cardioid, omnidirectional and figure 8 patterns
External power supply, cable, custom mic stand end, oak storage box, and flight case included
In the Box
Telefunken ELA M 251T Tube Microphone
  • Dedicated Power Supply
  • Oak Storage Box
  • Custom Microphone Stand End
  • Locking Flight Case
  • 25' Gotham Microphone Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Telefunken ELA M 251T specs

    Analog Performance
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 1.0" / 25.40 mm
    Tube Yes
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
    Pattern Selection Switched
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 7 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 132 dB SPL
    THD < 0.15%
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Sensitivity 1.2 mV/Pa
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 100 mA
    Operating Voltage Not specified by manufacturer
    Length 8.50" / 216 mm
    Diameter 2.01" / 51 mm
    Weight 20.00 oz / 567 g

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