Telefunken ELA M 260 Small-Diaphragm Tube Microphone Tri-Mono Set

Telefunken ELA M 260 Small-Diaphragm Tube Microphone Tri-Mono Set

Telefunken ELA M 260 Small-Diaphragm Tube Microphone Tri-Mono Set

Telefunken ELA M 260 Small-Diaphragm Tube Microphone Tri-Mono Set

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  • Stereo-Matched Set of ELA M 260 Mics x3
  • Includes 3-Channel 2 RU 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
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Telefunken ELA M 260 overview

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The ELA M 260 Small-Diaphragm Tube Microphone Tri-Mono (Decca Tree) Set from Telefunken contains 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. Its 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 2 RU 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
In the Box
Telefunken ELA M 260 Small-Diaphragm Tube Microphone Tri-Mono Set
  • 3-Channel 2 RU Power Supply Unit
  • 3 x 32.8' Gotham Audio GAC7 Tube Microphone Cables with Right-Angle XLR Connectors
  • 2 x Cardioid, Omnidirectional and Hypercardioid Capsules
  • 2 x Microphone Clips
  • 2 x Shockmounts
  • Leather-Bound Flight Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (4 Years when Registered)
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    Telefunken ELA M 260 specs

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    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Tube Yes
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Omnidirectional
    Pattern Selection Switched
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 11 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 135 dB SPL
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Sensitivity 16.5 mV/Pa
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 1 mA
    Length 5.5" / 139.70 mm
    Diameter 0.83" / 21 mm
    Weight 4.2 oz / 119 g

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